Edith Pargeter, OBE, who also wrote under the pseudonym Ellis Peters, was the bestselling author of twenty Brother Cadfael Chronicles and the illustrated short story collection A Rare Benedictine. She also wrote numerous critically acclaimed historical novels including A Bloody Field by Shrewsbury and The Brothers of Gwynedd Quartet. She was the recipient of the Crime Writer's Association and Cartier Diamond Dagger Award. She died in 1995.
A richly textured tapestry of medieval Wales - Sunday TelegraphStrong in atmosphere and plot, grim and yet hopeful...carved in weathered stone rather than in the sands of current fashion - Daily Telegraph