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The Apothecary Rose
by Candace Robb | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by wingNu-Kneeswing of Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on 12/10/2008
Average 10 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by yorkshire-lass): to be read


4 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingNu-Kneeswing from Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, December 10, 2008

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I love the Owen Archer mysteries so I was delighted to rescue this first one in the series from a charity shop to share with plum-crazy as a surprise Christmas RABCK. I don't think she's read any :-)

From the back cover: "It is the year of our Lord 1363. And in the cathedral city of York people are dying in mysterious circumstances. But there seems to be a common thread - the herbal remedies dispensed by Nicholas Wilton, Master Apothecary. The first victim is an anonymous pilgrim. But when a highborn nobleman dies after taking the same potion the authorities decide to act.
"Dispatched to York, in disguise, to unravel the mystery, Owen Archer, former Captain of Archers, apprentices himself to the Apothecary. But it is from Wilton's beautiful, spirited wife Lucie that he must learn the arcane secrets of the trade. Slowly but surely Owen begins to uncover the truth. And when the deaths continue he realises to his horror he must count Lucie among the suspects."

Intrigued? I hope so! 


Journal Entry 2 by wingNu-Kneeswing at Ripley, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, December 12, 2008

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Released 8 yrs ago (12/12/2008 UTC) at Ripley, North Yorkshire United Kingdom

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Left at Ripley Post Office to make its second class way to Plum-crazy with Christmas Greetings, Thanks for all the books you sent me in 2008, and my very Best Wishes for lots more lovely books for you to read and release in 2009! Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 3 by wingPlum-crazywing from Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, December 15, 2008

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Thank you so much, what a lovely surprise! You're right, I haven't read any of this series & I shall look forward to it. Thank you again & I'm sure there will be a few more books travelling across Yorkshire in 2009 ;o)

Happy CHristmas! Pictures, Images and Photos


 


Journal Entry 4 by wingPlum-crazywing from Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, March 23, 2009

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Although I've seen the Caedfael mysteries on TV & watched the film "The Name Of The Rose" countless times I think this is the first Medieval mystery I've ever read & I really enjoyed it.

I loved the fact that it's set in York & the characters were really easy to visualise - I found Owen Archer to be quite charismatic & look forward to tracking down some more of his adventures!

Thanks for introducing me to this intriguing "detective" Nu-knees, it's been a pleasure to read something different to my normal whodunnits.

Read as part of the 2009 ULTIMATE CHALLENGE ("GARDEN" themed read for March - ROSE)
2009 REDUCE MOUNT TBR CHALLENGE (#20)



 


Journal Entry 5 by wingPlum-crazywing at His Mt TBR pile, My Husband -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, April 07, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (4/7/2009 UTC) at His Mt TBR pile, My Husband -- Controlled Releases

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This has travelled all the way from my read pile to.....my husbands TBR!

"released" as part of the 2009 ULTIMATE CHALLENGE 


Journal Entry 6 by wingPlum-crazywing at BCUK Unconvention 2013 in Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, September 14, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (9/27/2013 UTC) at BCUK Unconvention 2013 in Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom

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Read & enjoyed by hubby now it's moving on to the UnCon as it's a Yorkshire based tale (even if it's York rather than Leeds!)


To be released onto the buffet table at the BCUK Unconvention. If it's not picked up by a Bookcrosser it will be released into the wild when we undertake our release walk......wherever you found it please let us know it's safe with you :o)




 


Journal Entry 7 by Deltic at Ossett, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 01, 2013

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Couldn't resist this. Thank you Plum-Crazy. Nice bookmark too! 


Journal Entry 8 by Deltic at Ossett, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, December 12, 2013

10 out of 10

Wow! Really enjoyed this! Looks like I've found another author to add to my list.

This is the second York based novel I've read in the last six weeks. Looks as if my next York themed book will have to be C. J. Sansom's "Sovereign.  


Journal Entry 9 by Deltic at Ossett, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, December 12, 2013

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Released 3 yrs ago (12/13/2013 UTC) at Ossett, West Yorkshire United Kingdom

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Just finished this yesterday and thought you might like it!

EDITED TO ADD PHOTOS 23/4/13

St Mary's Abbey York
The Hospitium - St Mary's Abbey York
St Mary's Abbey York

 


Journal Entry 10 by wingyorkshire-lasswing at Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Saturday, December 14, 2013

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Thank you, this looks like it will be right up my street! It may take me a while to get to it as my TBR pile is taking over the house.
Thanks too for the lovely Christmas card, have a very happy Christmas :-) 


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