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The False Virgin

(2013)
(The ninth book in the Medieval Murderers series)
A novel by

 
 
AD 848.Bernwyn of Lythe, the young daughter of an ealdorman, spurns marriage and chooses to remain a virgin dedicated to Christ. When she is found murdered in the chapel where she kept her nightly vigils, it is thought that she has fallen victim to the Viking raiders who are ravaging the country and the butterflies found resting on her body are taken to be a sign from God.

But what if Bernwyn was not all she seemed? Could the saintly deeds attributed to her have been carried out by someone else and the people have set up a shrine to a false virgin?

Throughout the ages, St Bernwyn comes to be regarded as the patron saint of those suffering from skin diseases, and many are drawn on pilgrimage to her shrines. But from a priory in Wales to the Greek island of Sifnos, it seems that anywhere that St Bernwyn is venerated, bitter rivalry breaks out. So when a famous poet is inspired to tell the story of the saint, perhaps it is little wonder that he finds himself writing a satirical piece on the credulity of man.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Hardback Editions

July 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: The False Virgin (Medieval Murderers Group 9)
Author(s): The Medieval Murderers
ISBN: 1-4711-1432-5 / 978-1-4711-1432-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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Paperback Editions

June 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The False Virgin
Author(s): The Medieval Murderers
ISBN: 1-4711-1440-6 / 978-1-4711-1440-3 (UK edition)
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June 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The False Virgin (Medieval Murderers Group 9)
Author(s): The Medieval Murderers
ISBN: 1-4711-1434-1 / 978-1-4711-1434-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The False Virgin (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): The Medieval Murderers
ISBN: 1-4712-5413-5 / 978-1-4712-5413-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: W F Howes Ltd
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July 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The False Virgin (Medieval Murderers Group 9)
Author(s): The Medieval Murderers
ISBN: 1-4711-1433-3 / 978-1-4711-1433-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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July 2013 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The False Virgin
Author(s): The Medieval Murderers
ISBN: 1-4712-4150-5 / 978-1-4712-4150-5 (UK edition)
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Kindle Editions

July 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The False Virgin
Author(s): The Medieval Murderers
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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July 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The False Virgin (Medieval Murderers Book 9)
Author(s): The Medieval Murderers
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon UK