Chancery Lane

“We returned to Chancery Lane. The streets were crowded now, and I felt nervous and vulnerable as we rode along. My arm hurt too. When we arrived home Philip Orr was sitting in the kitchen, repairing a broken box. “No sign of anyone around that shouldn’t be?” I asked.

“No, Sir,” he said seriously. “Thank the Lord. Just the usual beggars in Chancery Lane.”

“Hanging around up to no good, like the lawyers?”

He gave me a puzzled look. Like many of the radicals, he had little sense of humour.”

Sansom, C J: Revelation (2008) – set in 1543, it is the fourth of seven volumes featuring the lawyer turned detective, Matthew Shardlake.

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