09/05/2000

Bless Me, Father (by Neil Boyd)

Neil Boyd has written a series of books about a young Catholic priest, working as a curate. They're short stories on the whole, although themes run through the books.

In 'Bless me Father', the curate - Father Neil - goes for his first curacy to Father Duddleswell, a bad-tempered but kind and elderly priest. Humorous situations arise as Father Neil learns about his job and the people in the parish.

Gentle fun is poked at the traditions of the Roman Catholic Church, and some of the people in it. Works well as a book to read aloud, or for a light afternoon's reading. Recommended.

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