A Curate in Love
Publisher: Ember Press
‘A delightful journey through gentler, happier times – Richard Hughes does for the cure of souls what James Herriot once did for the cure of sick animals’ Michael Poulton, Tony Award Nominee Richard’s ordination to the sacred ministry is life changing. Though he is not entirely clear as to what that implies. Vindicating the Tudor establishment of the Church of England, he serves his curacy at the magnificent Mold Parish Church, commissioned in the 1490s by Lady Margaret Beaufort to celebrate her son Henry’s accession to the English throne. Richard is intrigued by the much older, less evidently regimented tradition of the Celtic saints whose names are commemorated throughout towns and villages of Wales. Nevertheless, Richard is also a curate in love, incurably, impossibly, passionately in love with the delightful Ann, a dedicated atheist and mathematician who is no less in love with him. Let battle commence.