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by Robert Nathan

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Title:The Bishop's Wife
Authors:Robert Nathan
Info:Jeffrey Byron (2012), Edition: 1, Kindle Edition, 88 pages
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This Christmas novella is more famous for the film adaptation starring David Niven as the bishop struggling to raise funds to repair his cathedral and Cary Grant as the angel who comes down to earth to support him. While that film is heart-warming and humorous, this book is both rather more earnest and more passionate, with theological discussions between Bishop Henry and the Angel Michael (who is appointed his archdeacon) and between the Bishop and his wife Julia, who feels trapped in a passionless marriage and is tempted into adultery with Michael. I was sorry to see some scenes from the film were not here, such as the ice-skating and the bit where Henry gets stuck in the millionairess's chair and the Angel softens her miserly heart by playing a harp tune that reminds her of a youthful romance. So a bit disappointing a read. 3/5 ( )
  john257hopper | Dec 24, 2012 |
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