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The hidden treasure of Glaston

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The hidden treasure of Glaston, by Eleanor M Jowett, published by Frederick Chapman, London 1948, 307 pp.

Text from a reviewer ...

On a rainy winter night in the year 1171, the monks are at their evening prayers when a nobleman fleeing from the law pounds on the door of Glastonbury Abbey. He has come to leave his only son, a crippled twelve-year-old, in the care of the monks while he leaves England forever. He refuses to give his name and calls the boy only "Hugh". As payment, the knight brings out something clearly as valueless in his eyes as his imperfect son: a bag of hand-copied books. To the Abbot, the books are priceless and the boy a child of God. Hugh's father is on the run because he is wanted for the murder of Thomas a Becket on the steps of Canterbury Cathedral. Hugh is forbidden to tell his full name or to reveal anything about his former life and thus is hampered in making friends until another fugitive from the same crime seeks sanctuary in the abbey and reveals Hugh's story.

Item details

Author(s):
Eleanor M Jowett
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
307
Publisher:
Frederick Chapman
Title:
The hidden treasure of Glaston

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The hidden treasure of Glaston, by Eleanor M Jowett, published by Frederick Chapman, London 1948, 307 pp.

Text from a reviewer ...

On a rainy winter night in the year 1171, the monks are at their evening prayers when a nobleman fleeing from the law pounds on the door of Glastonbury Abbey. He has come to leave his only son, a crippled twelve-year-old, in the care of the monks while he leaves England forever. He refuses to give his name and calls the boy only "Hugh". As payment, the knight brings out something clearly as valueless in his eyes as his imperfect son: a bag of hand-copied books. To the Abbot, the books are priceless and the boy a child of God. Hugh's father is on the run because he is wanted for the murder of Thomas a Becket on the steps of Canterbury Cathedral. Hugh is forbidden to tell his full name or to reveal anything about his former life and thus is hampered in making friends until another fugitive from the same crime seeks sanctuary in the abbey and reveals Hugh's story.

Author(s):
Eleanor M Jowett
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
307
Publisher:
Frederick Chapman
Title:
The hidden treasure of Glaston

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