Father Under Fire - eBook
Father Under Fire - eBook  -     By: Neil Boyd
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Open Road Media
Publication Date: 2015
ISBN: 9781497698727
ISBN-13: 9781497698727
Series: Bless Me, Father

Publisher's Description

From the series that inspired the hit London Weekend Television sitcom Bless Me, Father: A touching series of escapades from the always-rowdy parish of St. Jude’s

Located in West London, St. Jude’s parish traditionally serves the poor Irish immigrants of the area, and the grouchy Father Duddleswell is an ideal leader for the group. Joining him is the young Father Neil, who serves as an even-keeled aide during the many times Duddleswell finds himself in hot water.
 
This compendium of adventures is sure to delight fans of the series as St. Jude’s adds another member to its clergy: Father Abe, an octogenarian with an agenda of his own. The St. Jude’s staff finds themselves embroiled in a rivalry among undertakers, a visit during Holy Week from the bishop with the longest rosary on record, a harebrained scheme to promote holy water as a fertility enhancer, and a night spent under a pool table during a pilgrimage.
 
Equal parts funny, sweet, and moving, Father Under Fire is a touching portrait of London in the early 1950s.

Author Bio

Neil Boyd is a pseudonym of Peter de Rosa. After attending Saint Ignatius’ College, de Rosa was ordained as a Catholic priest and went on to become dean of theology at Corpus Christi College in London. In 1970 de Rosa left the priesthood and began working in London as a staff producer for the BBC. In 1978 he became a full-time writer, publishing the acclaimed Bless Me, Father, which was subsequently turned into a television series. De Rosa went on to write several more successful novels in the Bless Me, Father series. He lives in Bournemouth, England. 

Editorial Reviews

"With lots of freely feathered flights of Irish oratory and wrecking-ball insults, [Father Under Fire is] a nice serving of clergy comedy in the Barry Fitzgerald spirit." —Kirkus Reviews
 
"A long, gentle breeze of humour with frequent bursts of helpless laughter. Neil Boyd has an almost divine gift for extricating deeply satisfying fun from tiny things. . . . Wonderful, real, lovable characters." —James Herriot
 
"Neil Boyd finds himself the creator of one of the major comic characters of the decade, the irascible but lovable old Irish priest, Father Duddleswell." —Daily Express

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