By (author) Richard T. Kelly
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Crusaders by Richard T. Kelly
Book DescriptionIn 1996, just before the rise of New Labour, Reverend Gore returns to his native Newcastle charged with planting a new church in one of the city's rougher estates. As he settles into the local community, he becomes involved with Stevie, a local 'security consultant', Lindy, a street-wise single mother, and Martin, an ambitious local Labour MP. But these relationships draw Gore into a moral crisis in this extraordinary debut novel, driven by sharp social observation, darkly desperate humour and an undercurrent of impending violence.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780571228058
(198mm x 126mm x 35mm)
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 31-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard T. Kelly
Knives, Paperback (August 2016)
As Home Secretary in Her Majesty's Government, David Blaylock's work involves the control of Britain's borders, the oversight of her police force, and the struggle against domestic terror threats. Some say the job is impossible; Blaylock insists he is tough enough. But around Westminster the gossip-mongers say his fiery temper is a liability.
Possessions of Doctor Forrest, Paperback (March 2012)
Three respected Scottish doctors - psychiatrist Steve Hartford, paediatric surgeon Grey Lochran and cosmetic surgeon Robert Forrest - have been close friends since their Edinburgh boyhoods, and now live handsomely in suburban London. But for each, midlife has brought certain discontents, especially for Forrest, a reformed womaniser.
Crusaders, Paperback (January 2008)
Reverend John Gore goes to the North-East after a decade, charged with the mission of 'planting' a new church in the deprived West End of town. But on his return to a Victorian city in the throes of 'regeneration', Gore finds his task complicated by run-ins with three impressive locals, all of whom he needs to successfully bring off his mission.
Ten Bad Dates with de Niro, Hardback (October 2007)» View all books by Richard T. Kelly
Is Richard E Grant's 'Withnail' a far superior screen drunk to Jimmy Stewart in Harvey? What is the cinema's most tragic farewell, its most ingenious plot-twist, its most shocking murder? All film fans keep mental records of their post-show arguments in the pub. This book is a collection of such 'Top Tens'.
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Author Biography - Richard T. Kelly
Richard T. Kelly was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1970, and grew up in Northern Ireland. He has authored three acclaimed 'oral history' books on film and filmmakers for Faber: Alan Clarke (1998), The Name of This Book is Dogme 95 (2000), and the authorised biography Sean Penn: His Life and Times (2004). In 2000 he wrote and presented the Channel 4 documentary The Name of This Film is Dogme 95. Crusaders is his first novel.
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