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The Clowns of God
Author: Morris West
ISBN: 1760297674
Pages: 416
Year: 2017-08-23
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The Pope declares he has received a private revelation that the world is about to end, and an old friend embarks on a dangerous journey to investigate whether he's mad or whether just possibly there's truth in it. The second novel in Morris West's internationally bestselling Vatican trilogy, it is the book he regarded as his best.
The Vatican Trilogy
Author: Morris West
ISBN: 0855615141
Pages: 886
Year: 1993
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An omnibus edition of this bestselling Australian's three novels about the Catholic papacy: 'The Shoes of the Fisherman'(1963), 'The Clowns of God' (1981) and 'Lazarus' (1990). Includes a new introductory note by the author. The author became a Member of the Order of Australia in 1985 and his other novels include 'The World is Made of Glass' (1983) and 'Ringmaster' (1991).
The Shoes of the Fisherman
Author: Morris West
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 176063851X
Pages: 256
Year: 2017-08-23
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The pope is dead and the corridors of the Vatican hum with intrigue as cardinals gather to elect his successor. The result is a surprise: the new pope is the youngest of them all-a bearded Ukrainian. The Shoes of the Fisherman is the moving story of Kiril I, recently released from seventeen years in Siberian labour camps and haunted by his past. Not only is he the leader of a fractured Catholic Church, but he also finds he must confront his inquisitor and tormentor in order to avert another world war. An international bestseller, The Shoes of the Fisherman is one of the great novels of the twentieth century and is still widely read today. It is the first novel in Morris West's Vatican trilogy. 'Tough, spare, brilliant, vital.' The Bookman 'High drama . . . beautifully executed.' The Sunday Times 'A masterpiece.' Chicago Tribune
Author: Morris West
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1760638358
Pages: 384
Year: 2017-08-23
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Iron-fisted Pope Leo XIV emerges from open heart surgery with the chilling realisation that his reforms have devastated the Church. As he struggles to overcome the policies he himself put in place, he must battle enemies from within the Vatican, as well as Islamic terrorists determined to assassinate him. Amid political intrigue and counterespionage, his brilliant surgeon Salviati becomes a target too, along with Salviati's beautiful mistress, Tove, and her fragile daughter, as the plot builds to a dramatic climax. Lazarus completes Morris West's bestselling Vatican trilogy, following The Shoes of the Fisherman and The Clowns of God. It can also be read on its own as a gripping exploration of Church politics in a world of crises. 'Timely and absorbing.' Publishers Weekly 'A tense and exciting thriller.' Library Journal
Author: Morris West
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1760638315
Pages: 368
Year: 2017-08-23
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As a young and outspoken priest, Luca Rossini was brutally tortured in an Argentine military prison, and then nursed back to health by the beautiful Isabel. Exiled to Rome to avoid scandal, Rossini becomes a cardinal and the pope's confidante. He is admired and feared by his colleagues, for he understands the Church, speaks frankly and knows how to present his ancient faith to the media. When the pope becomes gravely ill and a successor must be chosen, Rossini takes a central role. In the midst of the political intrigue that surrounds the selection of a new pope, Isabel arrives in Rome-along with Rossini's daughter. Suddenly, Rossini must confront painful memories of Argentina and the scandalous passion of his long-suspended love affair. Eminence is Morris West at the peak of his powers as a novelist, offering profound insights into the workings of the Catholic Church in a gripping personal story. 'A compelling performance . . . holds us spellbound.' The Sydney Morning Herald 'A brisk thriller and . . . a complex and very human portrait of a modern man of the cloth.' Amazon review
The Last Confession
Author: Morris West
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1760638447
Pages: 256
Year: 2017-08-23
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One of the most famous victims of the Holy Office of the Inquisition was the brilliant Dominican monk Giordano Bruno, burnt at the stake for heresy in 1600. Morris West recreates a diary of Bruno's intimate thoughts as he languishes in Rome's worst prison for seven years. Bruno's reflections and frank memories of his life reveal him to be both a fine thinker and a flawed priest-and a man willing to pay the highest price to be true to himself. The Last Confession was West's final novel, published posthumously. Written with passion and compassion, this is a voice that mesmerises from the start. 'A book suffused by the expectation of death and the necessity of love as the sole viable riposte to it.' From the foreword by Tom Keneally '[The Last Confession] brings to life a man who died rather than recant his beliefs.' Booklist Online 'Thanks to the author's talent for suspense, the reader awaits Bruno's fate on tenterhooks.' Library Journal
A View from the Ridge
Author: Morris West
ISBN: 1740301773
Pages: 263
Year: 2000
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West, aged eighty, reviews the chronicle of his life and belief, offering his readers a lyrical, intimate and affirming account of his pilgrimage as a 20th century Christian. From the vantage point of his hard-won and deeply held faith, West shares a remarkable and inspiring journey through doubting and questioning to ultimately embracing faith in God. "Morris West has written a truly challenging testimony as he nears the end of a fine career and eventful life. His candidness and honesty are refreshing. His ideas worth consideration. And his words often inspiring. I am grateful he took the time to tell me so intimately about his own faith journey." - reader.
The Devil's Advocate
Author: Morris West
ISBN: 1760297577
Pages: 304
Year: 2018-04
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The book that propelled Morris West to international fame, The Devil's Advocateis a moving exploration of the meaning of faith, and a vivid portrayal of life in impoverished post-war Calabria.
Oil and Marble
Author: Stephanie Storey
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1628726393
Pages: 320
Year: 2016-03-01
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The Cold Cold Ground
Author: Adrian McKinty
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1616147172
Pages: 320
Year: 2012-11-13
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Spring 1981. Northern Ireland. Belfast on the verge of outright civil war. The Thatcher government has flooded the area with soldiers, but nightly there are riots, bombings, and sectarian attacks. In the midst of the chaos, Sean Duffy, a young, witty, Catholic detective in the almost entirely Protestant Royal Ulster Constabulary, is trying to track down a serial killer who is targeting gay men. As a Catholic policeman, Duffy is suspected by both sides and there are layers of complications. For one thing, homosexuality is illegal in Northern Ireland in 1981. Then he discovers that one of the victims was involved in the IRA, but was last seen discussing business with someone from the Protestant UVF (Ulster Volunteer Force). Fast-paced, evocative, and brutal, this book is a brilliant depiction of Belfast at the height of the Troubles and a cop caught in the cross fire. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Vanishing Point
Author: Morris West
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1760638536
Pages: 272
Year: 2017-08-23
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Carl Strassberger's comfortable life in the south of France is shattered when his brother-in-law Larry Lucas, the heir to the family banking business, suddenly vanishes after landing a multimillion-dollar deal. Investigating Larry's disappearance, Carl uncovers a sinister travel company that helps wealthy, unhappy clients disappear to a new life. But Carl fears Larry is dead-or worse. Vanishing Point is a story of flight and pursuit, of financial intrigue, of old and menacing secrets unearthed and of normal lives thrown suddenly into violent confusion. 'Morris West has the enviable ability to thrust readers into a compelling story with very few wasted words.' Amazon review 'Morris West is a remarkably consistent exponent of a dying art-the production of literate and intelligent bestsellers.' The Sunday Times
The Pope's Rhinoceros
Author: Lawrence Norfolk
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 0802199429
Pages: 592
Year: 2007-12-01
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“The acclaimed author of Lempriere’s Dictionary furnishes another richly textured romp steeped in history, legend, and excitement” (Booklist). The Pope’s Rhinoceros is a vivid, antic, and picaresque novel spun around one of history’s most bizarre chapters: the sixteenth-century attempt to procure a rhinoceros as a bribe for Pope Leo X. In February 1516, a Portuguese ship sank off the coast of Italy. The Nostra Senora de Ajuda had sailed fourteen thousand miles from the Indian kingdom of Gujarat. Her mission: to bribe the “pleasure-loving Pope” into favoring expansionist Portugal over her rival Spain with the most exotic and least likely of gifts — a living rhinoceros. Moving from the herring colonies of the Baltic Sea to the West African rain forest, with a cast of characters including an order of reclusive monks and Rome’s corrupt cardinals, courtesans, ambassadors, and nobles, The Pope’s Rhinoceros is at once a fantastic adventure tale and a portrait of an age rushing headlong to its crisis. “An exhausting banquet of a book . . . One of the most original, energetic, and ambitious novels of recent years.” —Kirkus Reviews “Mr. Norfolk’s heady originality and intellectual energy are apparent on every page.” —The New York Times Book Review
The Ringmaster
Author: Morris West
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 176063848X
Pages: 320
Year: 2017-08-23
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Autumn 1990. The world is teetering on the edge of war in the Gulf, Germany is reunited and a crumbling USSR stares ruin in the face. In Japan, a group of powerful men and women gather to create a rescue plan that will bring all three countries together for the first time in fifty years. Polyglot international publisher Gill Langton is mediator-in-chief. Treading the highest wire of global power-broking, he alone can balance politics with intrigue, manoeuvre with counter-manoeuvre. But his love for the beautiful, enigmatic Martha could bring it all tumbling down. 'Morris West is a remarkably consistent exponent of a dying art-the production of literate and intelligent bestsellers.' The Sunday Times 'The Ringmaster, a political thriller set in post-Cold War Asia, is certainly one of West's best.' Goodreads review
Sign of the Cross
Author: Chris Kuzneski
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101483970
Pages: 432
Year: 2006-09-26
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On a Danish shore, a Vatican priest is found—hanging on a cross. The next day, the same crime is repeated…this time in Asia and Africa. Meanwhile, deep in the legendary catacombs near Orvieto, Italy, an archeologist unearths a scroll dating back two thousand years, revealing secrets that could rock the foundations of Christianity. Its discovery makes him the most wanted criminal in all of Europe. But his most dangerous enemies operate outside the law of man...
White Smoke
Author: Andrew M. Greeley
Publisher: St Martins Press
ISBN: 0312858140
Pages: 384
Year: 1996
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As the cardinals of the Church gather in Rome for the election of a new Pope, Bishop John Blackwood Ryan, reporter Dennis Molloy, and CNN correspondent (and Molloy's ex-wife) Patricia investigate a Vatican banking scandal and an assassin out to destroy the next Pope.