Dawn French's vicar in "The Vicar of Dibley is" one of Britain's best-loved sitcom characters. This is the story of the woman who inspired her. Written by Richard Curtis, writer of "Four Weddings and a Funeral" and "Notting Hill", there has always been great speculation about the real-life vicar who inspired the sitcom. From wild youth, to unexpected calling to the ministry, prominent involvement in the struggle for the ordination of women as well as a "tabloid" wedding, it is perhaps unsurprising that Joy Carroll was the show's inspiration. The book charts how the series was intended to help the acceptance of women priests in the church and society, and how Dawn French worked with her to realise that intention. Moving to the US, getting married and having a baby have all added to her multi-faceted role as a woman priest. This book gives us a true insight into what that means for her and "spiritual" women like her.
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Joy Carroll was one of the first women to be ordained; and was adviser and 'role model' for the TV series, The Vicar of Dibley. She now works in the Episcopal Church in the States.
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Book Description HarperCollins Entertainment, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11000712208X