And Then There Were Nuns
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About "And Then There Were Nuns"
When Colin asks Jane to marry him she joyfully accepts - but then asks him if he would mind waiting for a few months, maybe a year and a half, as she has always wondered if God was calling her to be a nun. Over the course of 18 months, in 2011-2012, she tests out this vocation in a series of religious houses, and we follow her journey and her wonderings. The religious houses she spends time in are based initially in Canada, but then on the Isle of Wight and finally North Yorkshire, and she meets a range of well-realised characters en route, finding both godliness and narrow minded prejudice and inhumanity in all places. What is God calling her to do? Superbly written, very funny, very evocative and very feisty.
Meet the Author
Jane Christmas is an acclaimed Canadian writer of travel memoirs: Incontinent on the Continent (2009 - aging mother and daughter travel to Italy), and What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim (2007 - "equal parts Nora Ephron and Bill Bryson"; "relentlessly smarter, funnier and holier than thou"). She now lives in Devon in the UK.