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The Heretic's Apprentice by Ellis Peters
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Apr 07, 12

Read from March 10 to April 07, 2012 — I own a copy

Another in a consistently superior series, filled with rich historical detail (in this story we are introduced to the craft of making vellum from sheepskin; in a previous book we learned the rudiments of coppicing trees), suspenseful story, and sound philosophical musings, and presented in the form of a real page-turner of a mystery.
"...Did you ever think what a waste it would be if you burned a man for what he believed at twenty, when what he might believe and write at forty would be hailed as the most blessed of holy writ?" "That is the kind of argument to which the most of men never listen," said Cadfael. "Otherwise they would balk at taking any life..."
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