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Fathomless Riches by Richard Coles

Fathomless Riches

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Former Pop star, Radio presenter and Vicar, an unusual combination and one that didn’t happen overnight, Richard Coles writes of how he underwent such a transformation, from the sex and drugs life style to embracing the Church of England. His autobiography shows wit, compassion and understanding, a personal and sometimes shocking story that embraces personal change and endeavour.

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Fathomless Riches by Richard Coles

The Reverend Richard Coles is a parish priest in Northamptonshire and a regular host of BBC Radio 4's Saturday Live. He is also the only vicar in Britain to have had a number 1 hit single: the Communards' 'Don't Leave Me This Way' topped the charts for four weeks and was the biggest-selling single of its year. Fathomless Riches is his remarkable memoir in which he divulges with searing honesty and intimacy his pilgrimage from a rock-and-roll life of sex and drugs to a life devoted to God and Christianity. Music is where it began. Richard Coles was head chorister at school, and later discovered a love of saxophone together with the magic of Jimmy Somerville's voice. Against a backdrop of intense sexual and political awakening, the Communards were formed, and Richard Coles's life as a rock star began. Fathomless Riches - a phrase characteristic of St Paul and his followers - is a deeply personal and illuminating account of a transformation from hedonistic self-abandonment to 'the moment that changed everything'. Funny, warm, witty and wise, it is a memoir which has the power to shock as well as to console. It will be hailed as one of the most unusual and readable life stories of recent times.

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The Reverend Richard Coles is the presenter of Saturday Live on BBC Radio 4. He read Theology at King's College London, and after ordination worked as a curate in Lincolnshire and subsequently at St Paul's, Knightsbridge, in London. He is the author of Lives of the Improbable Saints and lives in his parish of Finedon, Northamptonshire.

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30th November 1999


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