Francis Spufford, author of Golden Hill:

'Catherine Fox's glorious Lindchester series is the twenty-first-century answer to Trollope’s Barchester – but Trollope was never so funny, so fundamentally kind, or so mischievously attentive to grace.'


‘Catherine Fox's glorious Lindchester series is the twenty-first-century answer to Trollope's Barchester – but Trollope was never so funny, so fundamentally kind, or so mischievously attentive to grace.’ - Francis Spufford, author of Golden Hill

From the mischievous and entertaining Catherine Fox comes the final tale of the Lindchester Chronicles

How will it all end? Come, dear reader, and join with the good and the bad of the diocese as they navigate their way through the storms of 2016. What does the year hold in this best of times, this worst of times; this season of bake-offs and food banks, of muscular theological hope and hand-wringing theological despair? We will peep through many a stained-glass window in pursuit of answers. Will the new bishop - dubbed Steve-angelical by his detractors - impose the evils of management on the timeless beauty of Anglicanism? Will kind Dean Marion collude with him? Will Archdeacon Matt be the next Bishop of Barcup - and what will Jane think of that? And will Freddie - more lovely than a summer's day, though far less temperate, finally find love and happiness?

Times are dark in this, the final volume of the Lindchester Chronicles, but we may yet glimpse a touch of radiance around the grubby edges of our characters. So let us soar as best we can on Anglican wings, towards those unseen Realms of Glory.

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THE INDECENT DEATH OF A MADAM

The Stormhaven Etiquette Society, a secretive affair, unafraid to name and shame those who transgress.

Model Services, the town's only brothel, a discreet but busy presence in Church Street.

Bybuckle Asylum, a desolate shell on the seafront that housed over seven hundred mental patients prior to 'care in the community'.

What brings these three together is a cold-blooded execution that both shocks and confounds. For lying dead in the empty, tied to an old metal bed frame, is a pillar of the establishment. Or is she?

Sleuthing couple DI Tamsin Shah and her remarkable cleric uncle join forces once again to solve a murder mystery that reveals dark secrets from Abbot Peter's tempestuous student years.

'Do we ever leave anything behind?' he wonders as the killer swings the gun barrel towards him . . . 

REVIEWS AND COMMENDATIONS

'Catherine Fox's glorious Lindchester series is the twenty-first-century answer to Trollope’s Barchester – but Trollope was never so funny, so fundamentally kind, or so mischievously attentive to grace.'

Francis Spufford, author of Golden Hill

'A delightful portrait of the follies and foibles in a contemporary Anglican diocese, written with wit, wisdom and impeccable liberal sympathies.'

Michael Arditti, Author and Critic

'Unsure what to buy the Trollope devotee in your life for Christmas? Look no further than Catherine Fox's Acts and Omissions and Unseen Things Above for a refresher course not only in cathedral politics, but also a set of profound, although lightly drawn, insights into the contemporary Anglican communion.'

Janet Beer, The Times Higher Education

'Brims with wit and heart, acknowledging the awkwardness and consolations of Anglicanism in the twenty-first century. Hugely entertaining and highly recommended.'

Richard Beard, author of Lazarus is Dead

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