A Rare Banedictine (3 Shortstories)
First Published 1988

  • 'A Light On The Road To Woodstock'
  • 'The Price of Light'
  • 'Eye Witness'

In these three vintage tales of intrigue and treachery, emerge the events that turned Cadfael from a crusading and seafaring past to the momentous decision of entering the Benedictine Order in the Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul at Shrewsbury. This is the story of Cadfael's conversion in the autumn of 1120. 'What happends to him on the road to Woodstock is simply the acceptance of a revelation from within that the life he has lived to date, active, mobile and often violent, has reached it's natural end, and he is confronted by a new need and a different challenge.'


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