Ultimate Prizes by Susan Howatch

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The third in Susan Howatch's Church of England novels, ULTIMATE PRIZES begins in 1942 with the world at war, as narrator and archdeacon Nevill Aysgarth finds himself falling into a hopeless obsession over Dido Tallent, beautiful celebrity, and finds himself pursuing her through a swamp of guilt and the destruction of his valued moral compass....


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About Susan Howatch

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Susan Howatch was born in 1940. She obtained a law degree from London University and then immigrated to the United States, where she lived for eleven years. During that time she wrote eight novels, including her international bestsellers Penmarric and The Wheel of Fortune. In 1980 she returned to England, where she began to study Church history. The result was the six novels that make up the Starbridge series. In 1993 she made headlines by funding a lectureship in theology and natural science at Cambridge University.From the Trade Paperback edition.
 
Published March 2, 2011 by Fawcett. 448 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror. Fiction

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Neville's ""dearest love"" Grace dies, leaving the Archdeacon free to chase Dido, his latest ""ultimate prize."" But their marriage two and a half years later becomes a loveless, Dantesque inferno, sending Neville too often to the sherry bottle, and eventually to spiritual counselor Jun Darrow.

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``This is the third in Howatch's incomparable series about the Church of England in the 20th century;

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