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- DescriptionIt is obvious to Father Bob that the Occupy London movement is coming to an end and soon the protestors will be forced to leave the great square in front of Saint Paul's. The self-styled clergyman has been enjoying the toriety of the past weeks and is looking for a way to extend the status quo for himself as well as the small band of young followers he has attracted. Then he meets a mysterious Egyptian who makes Father Bob an interesting offer. The stranger points out that t all of the 1% are in the City of London. Just as many of the privileged elite live in the country on their walled estates. He proposes that Father Bob take his group to the countryside and continue their protests there. The Egyptian will provide some vans, a place to camp and money for food and fuel. The Egyptian goes on to tell Father Bob about the current mania for swdrops. The small white flowers are selling for hundreds of pounds for a single bulb, while school budets are gutted and health care is cut back. He suggests that Father Bob call himself and his followers the Swdrop Crusade. Meanwhile, Professor Maggie Eliot has managed to break through her writer's block and finish the book she was committed to writing during a sabbatical year from her position at Oxford. The American academic has been supported in her efforts by Thomas, the new man in her life, who also happens to be the 28th Baron Raynham. With her book complete, Thomas asks Maggie to spend the remaining time of her sabbatical at Beaumatin, his Cotswolds estate. He also invites her to accompany him to the annual Swdrop Ball. At the event, where the Swdrop Crusaders are also demonstrating, Maggie meets Carlos Castillo, a Mexican shipping magnate who envisions creating a global market for British swdrops. However, Maggie is suspicious of the man and decides to find out if the Mexican really is who he claims to be. Before the evening ends, a deadly fire breaks out. Did the Swdrop Crusaders start the blaze? Soon after, Maggie and Thomas find the bodies of two of the young Crusaders dumped on Raynham land. Maggie believes there is a connection between the murders and the Mexican. But what could it be? And just who is Carlos Castillo? The Snwodrop Crusade is the sequal to The Ainswick Orange.
- Author BiographyA native New Yorker, Susan Alexander lives in Luxembourg, where she writes and undertakes research on public policy and the social sciences- She enjoys writing about women who have lived complex and interesting lives, their relationships and the choices they have made. It frequently happens that there is some murder and mayhem involved in as well.
- Author(s)Susan Alexander
- Date of Publication16/11/2013
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectCrime, Thriller & Adventure
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight367 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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