Author(s): Michael Arditti

Adult Fiction

The parish of St Mary-in-the-Vale is preparing for Easter. In his Palm Sunday sermon, the Vicar explains that Christ's crucifixion and redemption are taking place every day. He little suspects that, before the week's out, he and his entire congregation will be caught up in a latter-day Passion story which will tear apart their lives.


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"Arditti writes about Western Christianity, as it is manifest in the present Church of England with pungency and satirical frankness. His style has Joycean echoes. Against a background of the conventional liturgies he places awful actualities in the lives of preachers and practitioners" - Muriel Spark

Michael Arditti was born in Cheshire and educated at Jesus College, Cambridge. He began his literary career writing plays, of which several were produced on the stage and the radio. He has written theatre criticism for The Times, The Sunday Times, Daily Mail and Sunday Express, and was, for many years, a regular reviewer for the Evening Standard. He currently reviews books for several papers and is a regular broadcaster on the BBC.His novel Easter, published in 2000, won the first Waterstone's Mardi Gras Award and was shortlisted for the Creative Freedom Award. Unity (2005) was shortlisted for the 2006 Wingate / Jewish Quarterly Literary Prize.

General Fields

  • : 9781900850346
  • : arcadia
  • : arcadia
  • : 0.499
  • : January 2000
  • : 210mm X 133mm X 32mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : Michael Arditti
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  • : 2012
  • : 823.914
  • : 391