Set in 1942, this novel describes the effect on a respectable archdeacon with a wife and a future in the Church of England, when he meets an attractive young socialite and is soon dangerously entangled in adultery, hypocrisy and obsession. The author also wrote "Glittering Images".
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'This superbly intricate ecclesiastical tale … irresistible' Church Times
'A fascinating story' Publishers Weekly
'Howatch writes thrillers of the heart and mind … everything in a Howatch novel cuts close to the bone and is of vital concern' New Woman
'A mesmerising storyteller' Daily Telegraph
'One of the most original novelists writing today' Cosmopolitan
'She is a deft storyteller, and her writing has depth, grace and pace' Sunday Times
'Susan Howatch may well become the Anthony Trollope of the 20th century. Howatch is more than just a novelist of ideas… She is a skilled storyteller who makes the reader wonder and care about her people.' Washington PostAbout the Author:
Susan Howatch was born in Surrey in 1940. After taking a degree in law she emigrated to America where she married, had a daughter and embarked on her career as a writer. When she eventually left the states, she lived in the Republic of Ireland for four years before returning to England. She spent time in Salisbury - the inspiration for her Starbridge sequence of novels - and now lives in London.
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Book Description Fontana/ Collins, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006178006