BOOKS

The Shoes of the Fisherman

Morris West

RRP: £9.99

5 April 2018

Published by Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781760297602

The pope is dead and the corridors of the Vatican hum with intrigue as cardinals gather to elect his successor. The result is a surprise: the new pope is the youngest of them all – a bearded Ukrainian.

The Shoes of the Fisherman is the moving story of Kiril I, recently released from seventeen years in Siberian labour camps and haunted by his past. Not only is he the leader of a fractured Catholic Church, but he also finds he must confront his inquisitor and tormentor in order to avert another world war.

REVIEWS

High drama... beautifully executed.
Sunday Times

Tough, spare, brilliant, vital.
The Bookman

A masterpiece
Chicago Tribune