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Saints and Sailors

Pam Rhodes

272 pages
SPCK Group

'My work takes me all over the world – but travelling with fellow pilgrims on a Christian cruise like this is a very special and inspirational experience. This book captures the characters and their journey perfectly, with sensitivity – and great fun!' Rhydian Roberts, X-Factor

Three groups of people come together for a more-or-less godly cruise around the British Isles: to Lindisfarne, the Loch Ness Monster Museum, Iona and Mull, Dublin and the Scilly Isles.

There are familiar faces from St Stephens, Dunbridge; some new folk from Neil's new parish in Derbyshire; and the slightly long-suffering crew, not least her skipper.

A cruise is a great place to make new friends, with leisure for decent conversations. It can also be an awkward, confined space with those you would really rather avoid. Some of the party are facing tough decisions - not least of which, whether to say 'yes' - and some tensions just cannot be left on land.

This book is a delight: full of compassion, humour, and Pam's acute observations.

Author Bio
Pam Rhodes is known around the world as the presenter of BBC Television's Songs of Praise and her popular Hearts and Hymns programme on Premier Christian Radio. She describes herself as an 'anorak' in her fascination for hymns old and new, and her books on hymn-writers, like Love So Amazing, Then Sings My Soul and Hear MySong are essentials in many a church vestry! A natural storyteller with25 varied books under her belt, Pam is perhaps best known for her novels packed with down-to-earth characters and situations that inspire and entertain.