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Fathomless Riches

ebook / ISBN-13: 9780297870319

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‘The best vicar ever’ – Caitlin Moran


FATHOMLESS RICHES is the Reverend Richard Coles’ warm, witty and wise memoir in which he divulges with searing honesty and intimacy his pilgrimage from a rock-and-roll life of sex and drugs in the Communards to one devoted to God and Christianity. The result is one of the most unusual and readable life stories of recent times, and has the power to shock as well as to console.

‘Sex, drugs, death, religion, more sex… it has got it all’ – Guardian

‘All the humour, quirky characters and incidents that life – and death- serve up’ – Mail on Sunday

‘One of the most immensely readable – and redeemable – memoirs of the year’ – Sunday Times

‘A frank, worldly-wise, bleakly comic memoir’ – The Times

‘Full of wit and humour about finding God, and Jimmy Sommerville’ – Independent on Sunday


[O]ne of the most readable memoirs of 2014
Helen Davies, SUNDAY TIMES - Books of the Year 2014
Witty, honest and - no pun intended - irreverent, it is very much a personal and at times hearbreaking account about what it was like ot be day during the period with a bit of pop-world gossip thrown in as well. Readable to say the least.
Richard's devastating honesty makes his journey from gay pop-star to celibate parish priest comprehensible even to atheists
Linda Grant
Sex, drugs, death, religion, more sex, many more deaths - it has got it all. Like a sparkling old-style chasuble worn by a Spanish priest, it is difficult to ignore
Chris Bryant, GUARDIAN
It is a tale of redemption and of a sinner come to transformation... The Church of England is all the better for having such a priest within its ranks.
Richard Coles has achieved a rare thing in writing an astonishingly honest autobiography, which, alongside the sex and drugs, presents Christian faith in a way that will surely be invitingly intriguing to an audience well beyond the church ... An immensely enjoyable memoir, whether a reader's primary interest is the music industry, the impact of AIDS, the Church of England, or a wonderfully Anglican combination of all three.
The Revd Christopher Landau, CHURCH TIMES
He writes with charm and erudition and his take on 1980s Britain is fascinating
Virginia Blackburn, SUNDAY EXPRESS
Full of wit and humour about finding god, and Jimmy Somerville.
Katy Guest, INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY - Books of the Year 2014
One of the most immensely readable - and redeemable - memoirs of the year. His book is an engaging account of eccentricity, curiosity and a profound spiritual journey. I give it a screamingly camp, happy-clappy thumbs up
Helen Davies, SUNDAY TIMES
Beautifully written, disarmingly frank and utterly charming
James Delingpole, MAIL ON SUNDAY