A friend of mine asked me to pass this question onto members of this list.
His wife heard a new book being discussed on a radio talk show, apparently
non-fiction, about the monastic culture in early Christian Ireland. What
intrigued her was the discussion about the men who took vows to be hermits
or anchorites, but found the social instinct too strong and eventually
gathered together to create illuminated manuscripts. Does this theme
ring a bell with anyone? I'd appreciate any leads that might be offered.
If you prefer, direct replies back to me personally rather than to the list.
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