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Sacred & Profane

Sacred & Profane

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On Christmas Eve, in the stifling heat of a Latin American country, a nun collapses at prayer. In agony, she feverishly cries out words no-one can understand.

At the same moment, thousands of miles away in London, a young woman wakes panic-stricken in her prison cell. Words of a strange language are screaming in her head: something dreadful is coming, and she's a child again, tense with fear.,

What links these two women in a way that is inexplicable, threatening - and, ultimately, deadly? As the nun nears death, a Jesuit priest tries to find out, uncovering the hidden past. In doing so he is forced to face his own demons, releasing emotions long repressed and denied...and learns no-one ever keeps a secret as well as a child.

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Hardback Editions

May 1996 : UK Hardback
Title: Sacred and Profane (Charnwood Library)
Author(s): Marcelle Bernstein
ISBN: 0-7089-8887-3 / 978-0-7089-8887-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood (Large Print)
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April 1995 : USA Hardback
Title: Sacred and Profane
Author(s): Marcelle Bernstein
ISBN: 0-385-40533-2 / 978-0-385-40533-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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