Ruth Dudley EdwardsRobert Amiss creator: Ruth Dudley Edwards. Robert Amiss is a year-old ex-civil servant, a "historian by training and administrator by profession" who is between jobs and so is sent by the redoubtable Baroness Tr outbeck to help the newly appointed bishop at Westonbury Cathedral sort out his problems. The formidable Baroness Troutbeck is not only an active member of the House of Lords but Mistress of St Martha's College, Cambridge, and a bouncy bisexual extrovert in her 60s who swears like a trooper and drinks like a fish, likes to call herself Jack, and is used to getting her own way. Robert points out that he doesn't believe in God or much care for pomp and circumstance but is told, "What's God got to do with it? We're talking about the Church of England here, not some crowd of born-again fruitcakes. Nobody would be indelicate enough at this shindig to enquire as to whether or not you believe in God. Good grief, these days, in the good old C of E, that's almost a disqualification for office.
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She was a Catholic activist and became a bit of a gunrunner and then a mad Irish patriot and then a fascist. The Danger and the Glory: Irish authors on the art of writing. Forgotten password Use the form below to recover your username and password. There are plenty of passages of spiky originality, ruht and insight.
The story gets off to a lively start and "Jack" Troutbeck is a joy throughout. Get fast, biographer and crime fiction author. Irish historian, a book about the civil case that was won on 8 June against the Omagh bombers. In she published Aftermath: The Omagh Bombings and the Families' Pursuit of Justice, free delivery with Amazon Prime.
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Forgot Password. Thank you for visiting Publishers Weekly. The backgrounds of the men are well covered, and Dudley Edwards has a good eye for the telling description and phrase and the nuggets that illuminate tortured characters. East Dane Designer Men's Fashion.