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Old Church Clock

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Old Church Clock by Richard Parkinson is a poignant and captivating novel that explores the passage of time and the impact it has on the characters in a small, close-knit community. The author's intricate descriptions of the town and its inhabitants create a vivid backdrop for the story, drawing readers into the lives of the characters.

The novel follows the lives of several characters as they navigate the challenges of growing older and coming to terms with the changes that time brings. Parkinson skillfully weaves together their individual stories, each one adding depth and complexity to the overall narrative.

The titular old church clock serves as a symbolic reminder of the inevitability of time's passing, as well as a catalyst for change in the lives of the characters. As the clock's chimes echo throughout the town, it becomes a constant presence in their lives, marking both the mundane moments and the significant events that shape their destinies.

Overall, Old Church Clock is a beautifully written and thought-provoking novel that will resonate with readers who appreciate stories about the intricacies of human relationships and the universal experience of growing older. Parkinson's prose is both evocative and lyrical, making this a truly compelling read that will linger in the minds of readers long after they have finished the book.

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A fictional "history" of Robert Walker, a dedicated clergyman in the English Lake District, this work, which started as a short magazine 'tale', examines how the lower echelons of the church produces dedicated, religious men, while those who head the church are self-serving and power hungry.

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