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Beneath the Cassock: The Story of the Real Vicar of Dibley

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Dawn French's Vicar of Dibley is one of Britain's best-loved sitcom characters. This is the story of the woman who inspired her. From a rebellious punk phase to her unexpected calling to the ministry, a prominent involvement in the struggle for the ordination of women to her tabloid wedding, it is perhaps unsurprising that Joy Carroll was chosen as the inspiration for The ...more
Unknown Binding, 240 pages
Published August 1st 2002 by Not Avail
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Whitney
It just wasn't that interesting or well-written. Honestly if it weren't for the connection to the awesome TV show it wouldn't have been worth reading at all. She didn't talk about all the things that should've made this an incredible memoir. I'm sure Ms Carroll is a lovely person but a ghostwriter could've made this a really good book rather than the mediocre-ish, forgettable, future yard sale item that it is. Two stars because I didn't hate reading it, I just didn't enjoy it either. If you're h ...more
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Jan 16, 2015 rated it liked it
I wish Good Reads would let me give 3.5 stars. This was an interesting account of her life and a nice read when you have a spare moment.
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