God’s Apology

Olivia Fane
God's Apology

Patrick German has achieved all his life’s ambitions: a lovely wife, a baby son and a prestigious job in publishing. So when, one day, he walks out on all he knows and loves, he is as perplexed as anyone. He runs away to become a primary school teacher in north Norfolk, where he is mesmerised by a ten-year-old girl in his class, Joanna, who has an otherworldly authority about her, possibly even divine. Could she be?

‘A very distinctive novel.’ Hilary Mantel

‘This extraordinary story is told very readably. There is a good spicing of satire and humour. Besides being a good tale, God’s Apology is something of an essay in natural theology.’ The Tablet


  • Arcadia Books UK (WEL)