Book: Unholy Orders by Roger Bishopcategories: Book, Lad Lit, Crime, Biographical Fiction, Historical Fiction, Religious Fiction, Humour, Romance, Love, Lust, Deception, Thriller
Roger Bishopabout this book: I was inspired to write this book after working in an administrative role for the Church of England for a number of years back in the nineties. It is however, NOT a religious book by any means. It can be more accurately defined as a tale of love, lust and deception, set in the hallowed corridors of the established church.
My book centres around the attempt by its ant-hero Richard Walker to re-invent himself; thus providing a better and more secure future for his family. To achieve this he has to rely upon duplicity and subterfuge, and suffer all the anxieties and uncertainties that this course of action demands. His road to self improvement eventually leads him into a position employed by the Church of England.
Here he is befriended by the leading primate of the church, the Archbishop of Canterbury. Under such an august patronage he discovers himself mixing with the top echelons of society. From Royalty, to politicians of the highest order, including the Prime-Minister of the time. He also discovers that not all those employed by the church, have the best interests of the church as their motivating force. He meets those, that put his own duplicity and subterfuge firmly in the shade, when it comes to self aggrandisement.
My book is based upon real characters, and real events that occurred during my time employed by this august institution. Only the names and dates have been changed to protect the innocent, and avoid an increase in my publishers litigation insurance. The means by which my anti-hero finally manages to secure that future for his family, is based upon an event that rocked the Church at the time, and relieved the bookmakers of a considerable amount of cash.
My book will appeal to all those of any age or gender, that have at some point in their lives wished they could do something to change their present circumstances. Its central theme I like to believe is actually a love story, but with quite a difference. Currently enjoying excellent reviews on amazon and elsewhere, here are just a few of these.
• "5* I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book & cannot wait for the Authors next book"
• "5* This isn't just a good read from a first time novelist. This is a good read, period."
• "5* It is one of the very few books I would choose to re-read - without waiting five years to forget it"
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