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Glittering Images by Susan Howatch
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Jan 17, 1995 | ISBN 9780449909805

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“Passionately eloquent . . . [A] tale of God, sex, love, self-analysis and forgiveness . . . The dialogue throughout this book is brilliantly crisp.”The Philadelphia Inquirer

“A terrific story . . . Glittering Images is driven by passion, emotional and spiritual, and its spiritual antagonists are brilliant characters.”San Jose Mercury News

“She may well be the Anthony Trollope of the 20th century.”—Andrew Greeley, The Washington Post

“Bold and exciting.”Los Angeles Times

Author Essay

My mother turned me on to Susan Howatch’s books.  When she told me they were religious, I was sceptical, but after much prodding I decided to give GLITTERING IMAGES a try.  Now, I’m a complete Howatch fanatic!  Her books are a scintilating blend of steamy passion, thought-provoking spirituality, and intricate, suspenseful plots.  Oh, and there’s a healthy dose of English culture for those Anglophiles out there.

Jennifer Richards
Ballantine Books Publicity


Glittering Images (and the entire  Church of England series), by Susan Howatch might as well be the basis for one of those marvelous long-running PBS serials.  Here is terrific plot, exquisitely written and realized dialogue, and enough costume and intrigue to fill at least 10 Mondays of a year.  Read it and then "cast" it….you’ll love it!

Ruth Ross
Art Director Ballantine Books

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