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Irreverant, cantankerous and loyal to the bone – James Brennan is a thicket of thorn bushes in the Vatican’s side.
A modern day Friar Tuck – an unlikely hero.
In the Shadow of the Judas tree, we return to his youth. We meet his first adversary. We watch a naieve young man battle the chains of celibacy, discover the joys of young love. All is not well in his Sherwood forest – lurking within the shadows of his church, a predator roams unassailed
Castlebridge – 1982
We have returned to 1982. A time when Come on Eileen topped the UK charts, and Dustin Hoffman wore a dress as Tootsie.
None noticed the arrival of the new young priest, James Brennan, to Castlebridge in March. Boy George wasn’t compelled to write a song, nor Spielberg direct a movie . The Bishop sipped tea and dropped a large dollop of strawberry jam onto his scone.
Mirth is not a panacea, but it helps when the horrors are beyond normal comprehension.
In the Shadow of the Judas Tree.
Love maketh the man, forbidden love maketh the priest.
‘Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me’
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“It is written with masterful detail of characters, plot, and the one thing in all of us, the desire to protect those who can’t protect themselves.” US Reader.
“A lovely tale of romance, comedy and tragedy, wrapped up with wonderful, vivid characters, and superb story-telling that touches the heart.” Uk Reviewer.
“It would bring a tear to a glass eye.” Father Brennan.
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No matter your colour, creed, religion – you’ll see him as a friend, someone you can trust, have a drink with, share a joke with. By the end of the Father Brennan series of novels the world will wonder if he’s real or fictional.