9781788162111-1788162110-The Professor and the Parson: A Story of Desire, Deceit and Defrocking

The Professor and the Parson: A Story of Desire, Deceit and Defrocking

ISBN-13: 9781788162111
ISBN-10: 1788162110
Edition: Main
Author: Sisman, Adam
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Profile Books
Format: Hardcover 240 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781788162111
ISBN-10: 1788162110
Edition: Main
Author: Sisman, Adam
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Profile Books
Format: Hardcover 240 pages

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Acknowledged authors Sisman, Adam wrote The Professor and the Parson: A Story of Desire, Deceit and Defrocking comprising 240 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1788162110 and 9781788162111. Since then The Professor and the Parson: A Story of Desire, Deceit and Defrocking textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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One day in November 1958, the celebrated historian Hugh Trevor-Roper received a curious letter. It was an appeal for help, written on behalf of a student at Magdalen College, with the unlikely claim that he was being persecuted by the Bishop of Oxford. Curiosity piqued, Trevor-Roper agreed to a meeting. It was to be his first encounter with Robert Parkin Peters: plagiarist, bigamist, fraudulent priest and imposter extraordinaire.

The Professor and the Parson traces the strange career of one of Britain's most eccentric criminals. Motivated not by money but by a desire for prestige, Peters' lied, stole and cheated his way to academic positions and religious posts from Cambridge to New York, Singapore and South Africa. Frequently deported, and even more frequently discovered, his trail of destruction included seven marriages (three of which were bigamous), an investigation by the FBI and a disastrous appearance on Mastermind.

Based on Trevor-Roper's own detailed 'file on Peters', The Professor and the Parson is a witty and charming account of eccentricity, extraordinary narcissism and a life as wild and unlikely as any in fiction.

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