Lucy Lethbridge

Broad Church

In the Days of Rain: A Daughter, a Father, a Cult

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Fourth Estate 394pp £16.99 order from our bookshop

Priestdaddy: A Memoir

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Allen Lane 336pp £14.99 order from our bookshop

Those who search for reckless extremes are found in every sphere of human experience. The spirit of religious fundamentalism, with its quest for a single, purifying flame, can be found in the staunchest atheist – and in the addict, the delinquent, the workaholic and dogmatists of all flavours. These memoirs by the daughters of priests both illustrate this in entirely different ways.