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The Last Abbot - A. F. Webling

Readers Union, 1946, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good - in Good DJ. Unlaminated DJ a little edgeworn and faded, heavier so at the spine. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted.

From the author’s introduction: “This book deals with a period of English history in some ways similar to our own days. For it was a time of transition: the old world was passing away, a new world was being born. The scene is laid in the ancient town of Bury St. Edmunds, where the Benedictine Abbots of the famous monastery had held sway for half a thousand years. Their position was one of enormous power and influence, both as the owners of a considerable portion of the lands of West Suffolk and as the spiritual overlords of its inhabitants. The author once asked an authority on the history of the Abbey what he could tell me of John Reeve, the last Abbot. “Practically nothing,” he replied. “He appears to have been a nonentity.” At that very moment the author had the conviction that he was wrong, and, to prove it, he has let John Reeve tell his own story.

Size: 7½" x 5"
Number of Pages: 192

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