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Acts and Omissions

(Lindchester Chronicles 1)

Acts and Omissions

(Lindchester Chronicles 1)

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Publisher: SPCK Publishing
ISBN: 9781910674284
Number of Pages: 328
Published: 17/07/2014
Width: 12.9 cm
Height: 19.8 cm

An affectionate, witty and thoroughly entertaining homage to Trollope's Barchester Chronicles, set in the contemporary fictional diocese of Lindchester. The Bishop of Lindchester is happily married with four daughters. But does he have a secret? Archdeacon Matt is inclined to think not. That said, it's obvious to him that Bishop Paul's got a pretty big bee in his mitre about the brilliant but troubled Freddie May ...Welcome to the fictional Diocese of Lindchester, where you will be taken (dear reader) on a yearlong romp in the company of bishops, priests and lay people. Prepare yourself for a bumpy and hilarious ride from the rarefied heights of the Cathedral Close down to the coalface of ordinary urban and rural parishes. Acts and Omissions reveals the Church of England in all its mess and glory. It is a world shot through with grace, but one where even the best intentioned err and stray. And occasionally do those things which they ought not to have done ...

Catherine Fox

Catherine Fox is an established and popular author. Her debut novel, Angels and Men was a Sunday Times Pick of the Year. Her other books include The Benefits of Passion (Hamish Hamilton 1997), Love for the Lost (Penguin, 2000) and Wolf Tide (CreateSpace, 2013). Catherine lives in Liverpool where her husband is dean of the cathedral.

'A delightful portrait of the follies and foibles in a contemporary Anglican diocese, written with wit, wisdom and impeccable liberal sympathies.' Michael Arditti, author and critic 'Clear-eyed, moving and mischievously funny, Acts and Omissions is at one with the deep linguistic and human resources that make the modern Church of England what it is. The novel brims with wit and heart, acknowledging the awkwardness and consolations of Anglicanism in the twenty-first century. Hugely entertaining and highly recommended.' Richard Beard, author of Lazarus is Dead

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