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A Whispered Name by William Brodrick
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Mar 28, 12

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Read from March 19 to 28, 2012

This was a good book, and I did like it. The beginning and middle tend to drag a bit, but the endings of Brodrick's "Father Anselm" series are always very satisfying. This is the third of his Anselm books that I have read. During the slaughter of Passchendaele (in Flanders) in 1917, an Irish soldier faced court martial for desertion. On the panel was young Captain Herbert Moore, charged with a responsibility that would change the course of his life. After the war Moore becomes a Gilbertine monk first in France, and then is requested by his Prior to return to England and open a friary, which he calls Larkwood. Father Anselm becomes a monk at Larkwood, and becomes a close friend to Father Moore. An aged man and young woman approach the friary, looking for Father Moore, to find out the truth about the trial that took place in 1917 World War I. Father Anselm tells them of Father Moore's death. His Prior then encourages Father Anselm, who had been a lawyer before becoming a monk to discover the real truth about the trial.

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