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Chapter Thirty Six. Wendy Perriam. Devils, for a Change
Chapter Thirty Six. Devils, for a Change. Wendy Perriam has been writing since the age of five, completing her first ‘novel’ at eleven. Perriam feels that her many conflicting life experiences – strict convent-school discipline and swinging-sixties wildness, marriage and divorce, infertility and motherhood, 9-to-5 conformity and periodic Bedlam – have helped shape her as a writer. Writing allows for shadow-selves. I’m both the staid conformist matron and the slag; the well-organised author toiling at her desk and the madwoman shrieking in a straitjacket.
After more than twenty years confined behind high walls, Sister Mary Hilary runs away, on impulse, from the strict contemplative convent she entered at the age of seventeen; hits the crowds of London on chaotic Christmas Eve. She has been living in strict silence in the rural depths of Norfolk with just a dozen fellow nuns, has never handled money, never dressed in anything but long medieval robes, yet now she is confronted with superstores and towering blocks, confused by noise and neon, jostled by the rude mob battling home.
Devils, For A Change book. After more than twenty years confined behind high walls, Sister Mary.
Devils, for a change. She has no home – nor any plans of prospects; has lived for God alone; has lived for God alone; her chief work prayer, her duty to deny and punish self. But can she survive without a self, in a self-regarding world she barely recognises, a greedy, permissive and amoral world, where media hype runs riot, a celibate priest seduces her, and even a Charismatic Conference seems a hotbed of hysteria?
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Wendy Perriam is a British novelist and graduate of St Anne's College, Oxford, who started writing at the age of five and wrote her first novel at eleven. Perriam then went silent as she struggled through a long period of depression and physical illness, having been expelled from her Catholic school for heresy and told she was in Satan's power. Many of her early novels explore the perils and, conversely, the great attractions of Catholicism. Perriam's work is also renowned for its explicit sexual content.
‘Today, she announces, showing her big horse-teeth, we’re going to see the Eighth Wonder of the World. I stop fiddling with my hair. I ask. My voice comes out in a nervous squeak t’s the first time I’ve dared. My voice comes out in a nervous squeak t’s the first time I’ve dared to speak to her. I’m not supposed to be here. The others are all old - except Mum. Wait and se. .I hate it when grown-ups say that. And other stupid things like Because I say s.And it’ll be a long wait, Tilly. It’s right on the top of the Downs, so it’ll take a good hour to get there. My name’s Natalie, I mutter.
Wendy Perriam on 'A Catechism of Christian Doctrine'. It promised such certainty, yet promoted such fear. Profound questions which occupy philosophers for a lifetime were settled in a couple of brisk lines: "Who made you?" "God made m. "Why did God make you?"
Wendy Perriam on 'A Catechism of Christian Doctrine'. Sunday 8 February 1998 01:02. "Why did God make you?"
In Devils, for a Change, Wendy Perriam takes a sharp, controversial look at modern society through the eyes of a adolescent who knows nothing of life or men. Once Christ's Virgin Bride, she now gropes fo.
In Devils, for a Change, Wendy Perriam takes a sharp, controversial look at modern society through the eyes of a adolescent who knows nothing of life or men. Once Christ's Virgin Bride, she now gropes for a sense of identity and attempts to navigate the new pleasures of friendship, sensuality and love, ultimately finding healing in a haunting and unexpected finale Genre: General Fiction. Used availability for Wendy Perriam's Devils, for a Change. February 1990 : UK Paperback.
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