Esmond In India by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

The Sixth Lamentation by William Brodrick

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Larkwood Priory, Suffolk. It is following his afternoon confessions that Father Anselm is stopped by an old man in the nave. What, he is asked, should a man do when the world has turned against him? Anselm's response, to claim sanctuary is to have greater resonance than he ever could have imagined. For that evening the old man returns, demanding the protection of the Church. His name is Eduard Schwermann and he is wanted by the police as a suspected Nazi war criminal. With her life runningout, Agnes Aubret feels it is time to unburden to her granddaughter Lucy the secrets she has been carrying for so long. Fifty years earlier, Agnes was in Occupied Paris, a member of a small group risking their lives to smuggle Jewish children to safety - until her group was exposed by a young SS officer: Eduard Schwermann. But as Father Anselm discovers, history is more slippery, more complicated than it first appears. For not only has the Church granted Schwermann sanctuary before, in 1944 it helped him escape from France to begin a new life in Britain. As Anselm attempts to find out why, and as Lucy's search into her grandmother's past continues, their investigations dovetail to reveal a remarkable story. This 2003 Little, Brown Paperback is in Good condition.

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