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Shropshire is Ellis Peters country - the beautiful border county that is the real world of her medieval mysteries. In this evocative book, the author takes us into the heart of the country which has been so much a part of her and her writing. Here she vividly describes the Roman road on the flank of the Long Mountain with its grand stormy view of the river below that she walked so often while writing The Heaven Tree and its sequels. She tells of her connections with the town of Shrewsbury, the setting of the Benedictine Abbey of St Peter and St Paul featured in the Brother Cadfael novels. She traces the history of the county through its border castles, Georgian country houses and old Elizabethan town houses, old monasteries and the modern office blocks of a newly-created town and in doing so recounts her personal connection with the county of her birth, from her childhood spent near Coalbrookdale to her later years in Madeley, Telford.

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Hardback Editions

March 1993 : USA Hardback

Title: Shropshire: A Memoir of the English Countryside
Author(s): Ellis Peters, Roy Morgan
ISBN: 0-89296-516-9 / 978-0-89296-516-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Pub
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April 1992 : UK Hardback

Title: Shropshire
Author(s): Ellis Peters, Roy Morgan
ISBN: 0-86299-996-0 / 978-0-86299-996-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sutton Publishing Ltd
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Paperback Editions

August 1993 : UK Paperback

Title: Shropshire
Author(s): Ellis Peters
ISBN: 0-7509-0411-9 / 978-0-7509-0411-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sutton Publishing Ltd
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