Secombe, Fred Mr Rural Dean

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Mr Rural Dean

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9780006281191: 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.

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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

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'
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

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