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Susan Howatch was born in Surrey in England. After taking a degree in law at King's College, London, she emigrated to America where she married, had a daughter, and embarked on her career as a writer. In 1976 she separated from her husband, left America and lived in the Republic of Ireland for four years before returning to England. While living in a flat overlooking Salisbury Cathedral and trying to hold my divided self together , she found herself inspired by the beauty of the cathedral and became a convert. She wondered if she should continue producing romantic novels. Instead, she wrote the series of six Starbridge novels about the Church of England in the 20th century, all of which reflect her own spiritual crises.

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Glittering Images by Susan Howatch
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Susan Howatch
July 2012 Guest Editor Barbara Erskine on the Starbridge series... Susan Howatch’s Starbridge series ideally needs to be read in the right order. The Church of England features here, with all the agonising we are becoming used to in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/07/1996

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