The University of St John and the Holy Ghost (known affectionately as
Spook) has a problem - and an opportunity. Strange, eccentric art patron
and collector Francis Cornish has died and faculty members have been made
executors of his complicated will. But in the realization of their duties,
they find themselves drawn into Cornish's bizarre, secretive and mystical
world. In this spellbinding trilogy a host of memorable characters -
defrocked, mischief-making monks, half-mad professors, gypsies and musical
geniuses - become entangled in a story that involves theft, perjury,
scholarship, murder, love, and the squandering of plenty of cash.

Robertson Davies—The Cornish Trilogy

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