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When Shadeys Bank loses another CEO to a scandal, they are desperate to show they’ve reformed. Who better to present their redemption than a country Vicar?

Reverend Tom Goodman is ousted from his job as a country Vicar for allowing a homeless family to stay in the church hall. Meanwhile, a major bank is trying to rescue its image after the latest in a long string of financial scandals. It seems like the perfect match, and Goodman is hastily appointed as the bank’s new CEO. All they have to do is promote him as their new figurehead whilst also keeping him away from the day-to-day business of dubious banking. Unfortunately for Shadeys, Tom is planning on making a difference. And so begins an epic battle of wills. The might of a multi-billion-pound bank versus a seemingly naïve country Vicar.

©2019 David Luddington (P)2020 W. F. Howes Ltd

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"Like reading your favourite sitcom." (Nigel Planer)

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Good fun.

A little silly, in a very British way, which I love. Dry humor, the aristocracy and ostentation wealthy are mocked mercilessly, and there's a happy ending to boot. Just the thing to bring you back up with all the terrible news during the pandemic. David Luddington is rapidly becoming one of my new favorite authors.

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  • 10-04-20

Great array of characters

I find I am searching for David Luddington's next book already! As with his earlier books, the characters are a motley mix but made so real by both the author's writing and Nigel Planer's superb narration. Unlikely plot but the characters sweep you along until the story becomes believable and you don't want to stop listening.. Next bool please!.

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  • mr
  • 04-01-21

Good fun

People should listen to David’s books they are light hearted fun ( I’m not related)
Breaks the monotony of real life

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  • 05-14-20

I wish Nigel Planer narrated more.

I really only got it because I love Nigel Planer's Pratchett narrations so much and I've finished them all again thanks to Covid-19 lock down. I got Schroedinger's cottage too.
I really enjoyed the story, though I'm not keen on first person narratives.
Nigel Planer was perfect!