With Hearts and Hymns and Voices: A Novel

Front Cover
Lion Hudson PLC, Jan 21, 2011 - Fiction - 352 pages
1 Review
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.

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

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

Other editions - View all

About the author (2011)

Pam Rhodes has presented the BBC's Songs of Praise for many years. She has written numerous novels, including With Hearts and Hymns and Voices, Fisher of Men, and Casting the Net. Visit Pam's website at pamrhodes.co.uk

Bibliographic information