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A Perfectly Good Man

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19th April 2018

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Devastatingly moving and full of psychological insight, A PERFECTLY GOOD MAN is a warm, humane Cornish novel from the bestselling author of A PLACE CALLED WINTER

‘A convincing, moving account of man’s struggle with faith, marriage and morality’ Sunday Times

On a clear, crisp summer’s day in Cornwall, a young man carefully prepares to take his own life, and asks family friend, Barnaby Johnson, to pray with him. Barnaby – priest, husband and father – has always tried to do good, though life hasn’t always been rosy. Lenny’s request poses problems, not just for Barnaby, but for his wife and family, and the wider community, as the secrets of the past push themselves forcefully into the present for all to see.

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A writer with heart, soul, and a dark and naughty wit, one whose company you relish and trust
Sunday Times
This being Gale there's a compelling tale to be told . . . a convincing, moving account of man's struggle with faith, marriage and morality
Mail on Sunday
A thoughtful and moving novel about love, morality and faith. Marvellous
Independent on Sunday
A heartfelt, cleverly constructed read
The Times
Beautifully written