'If there be one place in all this orb of earth where a secret is a
Secret, that place is a Roman Conclave' Part novel, part daydream,
part diatribe, this strange masterpiece tells the story of George
Arthur Rose, a poor, frustrated writer who lives in a shabby
bedsit, saving his cigarette ends and eating soup - until one day
he is made Pope. As the first English pontiff in five centuries, he
is a mass of contradictions: infallible and petulant, humble... more...