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  • Title: The Eighth Champion of Christendom
  • Author: Edith Pargeter
  • ISBN: 9780747232902
  • Page: 212
  • Format: Paperback

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    Edith Pargeter
    aka Peter Benedict, Jolyon Carr, Ellis Peters later editions of her work are sometimes published under this pseudonym , and John Redfern West Midlands Literary Heritage website biographyNovelist Born September 1913 at Horsehay, Shropshire Her father was a clerk at a local ironworks Edith attended Dawley Church of England School and the Coalbrookdale High School for Girls Through her mother, she grew to love the history and countryside of Shropshire, her home for all of her life.Before World War II she worked as a chemist s assistant at Dawley During this time she started writing seriously for publication while gathering useful information on medicines that she would draw upon later when tackling crime stories Her first published novel was Hortensius, friend of Nero 1936 , a rather dry tale of martyrdom that was not a great success but she persevered and The city lies foursquare 1939 was much warmly received.During the war she worked in an administrative role with the Women s Royal Navy Service in Liverpool, a relatively brief period away from Shropshire, and for her devotion to duty she received the British Empire Medal Many novels appeared at this time, including Ordinary people 1941 and She goes to war 1942 , the latter based on her own wartime experiences The eighth champion of Christendom appeared in 1945 and from now on she was able to devote all her time to writing She was particularly proud of her Heaven tree trilogy, which appeared between 1961 and 1963, which had as a backdrop the English Welsh borderlands in the twelfth century.It was not until 1951 that she tackled a mystery story with Fallen into the pit, the first appearance of Sergeant George Felse as the investigating police officer Her other great character, and the one for which the author will continue to be known the world over, Brother Cadfael, was to follow many years later The first appearance of this monk at Shrewsbury Abbey was in A morbid taste for bones 1977 and he mixed his herbs and unravelled mysteries in this atmospheric setting for a further nineteen novels This kept the author very busy for the remaining 18 years of her life, to the virtual exclusion of all other work.The name Ellis Peters was adopted by Edith Pargeter to clearly mark a division between her mystery stories and her other work Her brother was Ellis and Petra was a friend from Czechoslovakia A frequent visitor to the country, Edith Pargeter had begun her association and deep interest in their culture after meeting Czechoslovakian soldiers during the war This was to lead to her learning the language translating several books into English.She won awards for her writing from both the British Crime Writers Association and the Mystery Writers of America She was also awarded an OBE Officer of the Order of the British Empire , an honorary Masters Degree from Birmingham University and the Gold Medal of the Czechoslovak Society for Foreign Relations There is a memorial to her in Shrewsbury Abbey.After her death in October 1995, The Times published a full obituary that declared that here was a deeply sensitive and perceptive woman intensely private and modest person whose writing was direct, even a little stilted, matching a self contained personality.

    The Eighth Champion of Christendom By Edith Pargeter


    Summary A historical novel set at the beginning of World War Two exploring the growing realization of the horror of war that heroic warriors face The plot centers around Jim Bennison, an English soldier and Miriam Lozelle, a Jewish refuge farm holder in Boissy whose husband is away at war.Edith Pargeter s title is an allusion to traditional folklore of Seven Champions of Christendom Saints George, Andrew, Patrick, Denis, James Boanerges, Anthony the Lesser, and David All were heroic warriors and [...]

    Rick Soloway
    It has been said in other reviews, but Edith Pargeter was a genius Her command of the English language is stunning With this trilogy, the author provides a you are there experience with respect to WWII from a British infantry soldier s point of view One of the finest novels I ve ever read, if not THE finest A stunning masterpiece

    Barbara Apple
    With The Reluctant Odyssey and Warfare Accomplished, Edith Pargeter has written one of the best accounts of WWII as told from the vantage of Jim Benison, a British infantryman Set in England, France, Libya, Malaya, Singapore, and back to France, Belgium and Holland, to Germany and final victory Written almost contemporaneously with the action, the novels convey an immediacy missing from almost every account of the war Imogen, the girl who has loved him from childhood, Miriam Lozelle, a remarkabl [...]

    Matthew Mitchell
    Pargeter was a genius This book is about war and war is completely awful, but Pargeter does not glorify it in anyway In fact, she blows away the smoke of innocence about war in her story of a young soldier who naively heads into France before Hitler s invasion and is confronted with war in all its ugly reality At the same time, she does not teach through her story that therefore the Allied cause was therefore meaningless And it s riveting storytelling, as usual for E.P One of the most fascinatin [...]

    Linda K
    This trilogy is also the route my grandfather took during WW2 Very poignant.

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