Michele Guinness was brought up to love all the traditions and ritual of her Jewish culture. But in her teens she felt something was lacking. Searching for answers would lead her to a destination she could never have imagined in her wildest dreams – marriage to Peter, great-great-grandson of Arthur Guinness, brewer, who, to her family’s shock, would opt for another kind of spirit and become an Anglican minister.
Michele’s highly diverting autobiography, studded with vivid anecdotes, describes her spiritual journey as she struggles to make sense of being both Jewish an Christian, adapting, not abandoning, her rich heritage to life as the vicar’s somewhat unusual wife in a Church of England parish.
This volume brings together into one volume and updates the accounts contained in CHILD OF THE COVENANT, PROMISED LAND and A LITTLE KOSHER SEASONING. Her most recent title is THE HEAVENLY PARTY (Monarch Books), of which Theo Hobson wrote in the Tablet: Michele Guinness is …refreshingly frank, irreverent, funny … Jewish humour is as real as English reserve.In this book the former is pitted against the latter.”