No of pages: 288
Other Editions: Hardback
Be Near Me
'Be near me when my light is low,
When the blood creeps, and the nerves prick
And tingle; and the heart is sick . . .'
In a small Scottish parish, an English priest is stalked by the fear of scandal, class hatred and lost ideals.
Over the Spring and Summer of 2003, Father David becomes friends with two young people, Mark and Lisa: by the year's end his life is the focus of public hysteria.
As he looks back to his childhood, and to Oxford in the fever of student revolt, Father David begins to reconsider the central events of his life, and to see what may have happened to the political hopes of his generation.
Meanwhile, religious warfare breaks out on his doorstep.
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