In a shock move for the Church of England, a female Archbishop of Canterbury is appointed. What happens when the stained glass ceiling is shattered?
Five years from now, the Church of England is on its knees. Yet one woman is making a difference, and when she is appointed Archbishop of Canterbury, anything could happen.
Vicky Burnham-Woods is a master of diplomacy, and deeply committed to bringing the church back into the heart of community and cultural life - but not everyone wants a woman at the top, and behind the scenes dark forces are moving.
Can the first ever female Archbishop of Canterbury last long enough to achieve her mission?
RRP: £19.99 (Hardback) / £9.99 (Paperback)
ISBN: 978-1444753387 (Hardback)
ISBN: 978-1444753370 (Paperback)
Also available in Kindle Edition
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
This is significant book at a significant time. I was gripped right from the first page...
What I love about this book is that Michele manages to bring in history and the story of the church and weaves it into fiction. There's also intrigue, it shows the church in all its messiness and political maneuvering and grassroots humanity. I thought she was fantastic in portraying our church story in an accessible and interesting way.
If you read only one novel this year, make it Archbishop. It is a brilliant take on what British society could look like in the future... one not to miss!
A touch of intrigue and Michele’s inimitable sense of humour... a book which is difficult to put down.
From the dramatic opening paragraph it hooked me... throughly enjoyable.
Guinness gets the Church of England and portrays it very well... so full marks to Guinness on research. Few could have done it better!