With Hearts and Hymns and Voices: A novel

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Lion Hudson PLC, Feb 1, 2011 - Fiction - 352 pages
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A sparkling novel about the BBC 'Songs of Praise' team recording a Palm Sunday broadcast from a small idyllic Suffolk village. As the outside broadcast vehicles roll in, ambitions and emotions run high.

Producer Jan Harding finds the vicar, Clive Linton, hopelessly absent-minded. His practical wife Helen gets on well with the television team - perhaps a little too well, where the charming, enigmatic Michael is concerned. Charles, the Parish Council chairman, is deeply opposed and resents the enthusiasm of other villagers - including his wife Betty.

Bunty Maddocks, queen of every local committee, plots to get round the ban on church flowers during Lent; retired accountant Jack Diggens finds purpose, faith and friendship as he plans tickets and seating; and teenage soloist Anna surprises herself with her success.

This delightful story will make you laugh and cry.

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User Review  - KateBaxter - LibraryThing

A gentle cozy story of the small Suffolk village of Sanford, England where small town meets big media production when the BBC rolls in to film a 1/2 hour program for their "Village Praise" series. The ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Pam Rhodes has presented the world’s number one religious television programme since 1987. Prior to that she had been a journalist and tv news presenter. She has several Lion titles including 'Colours for the Soul' and 'As Time Goes By'.

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