British society may change slowly but change it has and this biography of a British Bishop gives an insight into a world that no longer exists. But Simon Phipps excercised influence and commanded respect amongst those who now rule Britannia. Simon Phipps was educated at Eton public school an and at Trinity College, Cambridge, England, before entering the Brigade of Guards and hitting the headlines as a suitor for the hand in marriage of the younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II. He was then ordained into the Church of England and moved up to become Bishop of Lincoln. He was a man of passionate personal holiness and believed strongly in the role of the church as an agent for social reform. Simon Phipps died in April 2001 and this book is a tribute to the enormous respect and affection that he commanded.
David Machin, was a Director of The Bodley Head and Jonathan Cape publishing houses before becoming General Secretary of The Society of Authors in the UK