Crime and punishment in the vicarage
Posted: 01 Feb 2013 @ 00:14
James Runcie appears at the
Bloxham Festival of Faith and Literature this month. Pat
Ashworth interrogates him about Sidney Chambers, the
priest-sleuth he has created
PICTURING clergy is easybecause he knows so many, James Runcie observes. He goes so far asto confess that, when he sees a priest striding towards him, healmost flinches, in the way people do when they see an advancingpoliceman. He feels that he probably ought to know them -unsurprisingly, perhaps, for the son of a former Archbishop ofCanterbury, the late Lord Runcie.
So, he had plenty ofmaterial to draw on in ...
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