Biography Secombe, Fred Mr Rural Dean

ISBN 13: 9780006281184

Mr Rural Dean

3.4 avg rating
( 10 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780006281184: Mr Rural Dean

This new book from much-loved author, Fred Secombe, finds him three years into life as Vicar in Abergelly. And as always, colourful events and characters await him round every corner.

The scene is set with the opening of the Gilbert and Sullivan Society’s grand production of Pirates of Penzance. A local venture-and-a-half (despite Fred being producer, director and principal tenor all in one, and Eleanor, his wife, principal soprano, choreographer and wardrobe mistress), it could do wonders for church attendance…

In the midst of first night jitters, Fred finds out that an elderly parishoner has only days to live, a gypsy couple want to be married in his church, and a school teacher is having an illicit affair with a pupil. A local Baptist pastor wants to defect to the Church in Wales, and the Earl of Duffryn stirs the community with a flourishing visit to the new church building.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Praise for Fred Secombe:

‘Will give the reader plenty of amusing and innocent pleasure’
Susan Hill, Good Housekeeping

‘Fred Secombe is to the clergy what James Herriot is to vets’
Evening Leader

‘Mr Secombe laughs with his characters, not at them – and laughs at himself most of all’
Wales on Sunday

From the Back Cover:

'
Mister Rural Dean' finds Fred Secombe three years into his busy life as Vicar of Abergelly. Colourful events and larger-than-life characters await him round every corner in this thoroughly entertaining story of clergyman in South Wales.

The Scene is set with the opening of the Gilbert and Sullivan Society's grand production of 'The Pirates of Penance.' A local venture-and-a-half, it could do wonders for church attendance.

In the midst of first night jitters, Fred finds out that an elderly parishioner has only days to live, a gypsy couple want to be married in his church, and the pirate King elopes with a school-girl member of the chorus.

Then the Rural Dean is fatally injured – could this change everything for Fred?

"Like all the best writers in this genre, Mr Secombe laughs with his characters, not at them – and laughs at himself most of all."
WALES ON SUNDAY

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Secombe, Fred
Published by Fount (1999)
ISBN 10: 0006281184 ISBN 13: 9780006281184
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Revival Books Ltd
(Rossendale, LANCS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fount, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0005344991

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
0.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.10
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Fred Secombe
Published by Fount 01/02/1999 (1999)
ISBN 10: 0006281184 ISBN 13: 9780006281184
Used Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Fun_Meister
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fount 01/02/1999, 1999. Book Condition: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780006281184

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
2.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.20
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Fred Secombe
Published by Fount 01/02/1999 (1999)
ISBN 10: 0006281184 ISBN 13: 9780006281184
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
AwesomeBooks
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fount 01/02/1999, 1999. Book Condition: Very Good. This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Bookseller Inventory # 7719-9780006281184

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
2.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.20
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Fred Secombe
Published by Fount 01/02/1999 (1999)
ISBN 10: 0006281184 ISBN 13: 9780006281184
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
AwesomeBooks
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fount 01/02/1999, 1999. Book Condition: Good. This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780006281184

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
2.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.20
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Fred Secombe
Published by Fount (1999)
ISBN 10: 0006281184 ISBN 13: 9780006281184
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Bookbarn International
(Bristol, SOM, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fount, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Included. Sent within 24 hours. Expedited UK delivery available. Ex Library. 240 pages; Used but in Good Condition for sensible price. Bookseller Inventory # BBI73581

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
2.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Secombe, Fred
ISBN 10: 0006281184 ISBN 13: 9780006281184
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
FORTIUS LTD
(Aylesbury, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # TT00911843B

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
1
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.10
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Secombe, Fred
ISBN 10: 0006281184 ISBN 13: 9780006281184
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
WorldofBooks
(Goring-By-Sea, WS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR007469163

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
0.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.89
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Secombe, Fred
Published by Fount (1999)
ISBN 10: 0006281184 ISBN 13: 9780006281184
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Brit Books
(Milton Keynes, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fount, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used; Good. Bookseller Inventory # 1145859

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
2.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.97
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Secombe, Fred
Published by Harper Collins (1999)
ISBN 10: 0006281184 ISBN 13: 9780006281184
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cardiff Books Online
(Newport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Hardback with red cloth boards. Ex library with usual stamps and marks. Fep removed lean to spine, else clean in good condition. Protected dustwrapper in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 25864

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
3.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 11
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Secombe, Fred
Published by Zondervan Publishing House
ISBN 10: 0006281184 ISBN 13: 9780006281184
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
INSIGNIA BOOKS
(doncaster, SY, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Zondervan Publishing House. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0006281184 UK BASED SELLER SHIPS DAILY ALL OVERSEAS VIA AIRMAIL, PREVIOUS OWNERS INSCRIPTION, WITH DJ. Bookseller Inventory # DD0040595

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.85
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book