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Brother Hermitage’s Christmas Gift
In a modest little tale for the season, Brother Hermitage heads for London.
William Duke of Normandy is to be crowned King of England on Christmas day 1066, and he expects presents.
For reasons beyond reason the monastery of De’Ath’s Dingle is invited to the ceremony and the only ones who can be let out on their own are Brother Hermitage and Wat the Weaver.
But it will be a rush to get there. With only 7 days to travel over 100 miles, the pair must cross a frozen and largely lawless country if they are to make it to Westminster alive.
And then there’s the problem of Wat’s attitude towards gifts in principle. He doesn’t mind a reasonable exchange but simply giving sounds like a very poor deal.
Perhaps the days of the journey will give Brother Hermitage the opportunity to breathe the spirit of the season into his weaving friend.
Or perhaps not.
Recent reviews for Howard of Warwick continue a theme:
5* “Very funny”
5* “Another demented tale”
5* “Briiiiiliant as always.”
Other books by Howard Matthews
The Investigator’s Apprentice
Murder Most Murderous
A Murder of Convenience
A Mayhem of Murderous Monks
The King’s Investigator Part II
The King’s Investigator
The 1066 via Derby
The 1066 To Hastings
The 1066 From Normandy
The Hermes Parchment
The Chester Chasuble
The Bayeux Embroidery
The Domesday Book II (Still Not That One)
A Murder for Brother Hermitage
A Murder for Master Wat
A Murder for Mistress Cwen
The Case of The Cantankerous Carcass
The Case of The Curious Corpse
The Case of The Clerical Cadaver
Brother Hermitage in Shorts
Hermitage, Wat and Some Nuns
Hermitage, Wat and Some Druids: We’re Going On A Murder
The Magna Carta (Or Is It?)
The Domesday Book (No, Not That One)
Hermitage, Wat and Some Murder or Other
The Tapestry of Death
The Garderobe of Death
The Heretics of De’Ath
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