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The Cup of Ghosts

(2005)
(The first book in the Mathilde of Westminster series)
A novel by

 
 
The first in a new series by the acclaimed author Paul Doherty, featuring Mathilde of Westminster and played out against the glorious, violent and decadent court of Edward II where ghosts throng, and old sins and innocent blood cry to heaven for vengeance.

By 1322, Mathilde of Westminster was considered the finest physician in London. But in her years as lady-in-waiting to Princess Isabella, she was drawn into the murky politics of the English court, where sudden, mysterious death was part of the tapestry of life. Many years later, Mathilde looks back and chronicles her turbulent life. With her sharp, suspicious intellect ready to distinguish between a fatality and an unnatural death, Mathilde is confronted by a host of chilling murders. The source of these horrors is the fierce political rivalry between Philip of France and Edward of England. This manifests itself in a series of gruesome killings, one of which actually took place during Edward II's Coronation, when a knight of the Royal Household, Sir John Baquelle was crushed to death.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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December 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Cup of Ghosts: Corruption, intrigue and murder in the court of Edward II
Author(s): Paul Doherty
ISBN: 0-7553-2873-6 / 978-0-7553-2873-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
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May 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Cup of Ghosts (Mathilde of Westminster Trilogy, Book 1): Corruption, intrigue and murder in the court of Edward II
Author(s): Paul Doherty
ISBN: 0-7553-2875-2 / 978-0-7553-2875-8 (UK edition)
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December 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Cup of Ghosts: Corruption, intrigue and murder in the court of Edward II
Author(s): Paul Doherty
ISBN: 0-7553-2874-4 / 978-0-7553-2874-1 (UK edition)
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October 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Cup of Ghosts (Mathilde of Westminster Trilogy, Book 1): Corruption, intrigue and murder in the court of Edward II
Author(s): Paul Doherty
Publisher: Headline
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October 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Cup of Ghosts (Mathilde of Westminster Trilogy, Book 1): Corruption, intrigue and murder in the court of Edward II
Author(s): Paul Doherty
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU