The time is 1940. Jonathan Darrow is an Anglican priest when he receives a shattering vision and knows he must leave the monastery that has been his home for seventeen years. As he plunges into the temptations of the real world, a crisis sends him into the labyrinth of his past to pluck out the buried truth beneath the deceptions he has been living through.
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Susan Howatch was born in Surrey in England. After taking a degree in law at King's College, London, she emigrated to America where she married, had a daughter, and embarked on her career as a writer. In 1976 she separated from her husband, left America and lived in the Republic of Ireland for four years before returning to England. While living in a flat overlooking Salisbury Cathedral and "trying to hold my divided self together", she found herself inspired by the beauty of the cathedral and became a convert. She wondered if she should continue producing romantic novels. Instead, she wrote the series of six Starbridge novels about the Church of England in the 20th century, all of which reflect her own spiritual crises.Review:
'Glamorous Powers is a brave and welcome new direction for Susan Howatch to take' Observer'An intriguing and wholly involving story' New York Times Book Review'This novel marks a remarkable departure for Susan Howatch' Today'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
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Book Description Fawcett Books, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006176615
Book Description Fawcett Books, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 6176615