CLOVEN TONGUES

Cloven Tongues by Tim Bairstow Successful, handsome and charismatic, Robert Withinfield is a rising star of the church. The youngest cathedral dean in the country and hotly tipped for preferment, Dean Withinfield's world rapidly unravels when he is provoked in to making unguarded comments during a television interview on the subject of gay rights.


A skeleton lurks in the Dean's closet in the shape of his former lover, Oxford academic Adam Pellon who is determined to find the man he once loved and confront him.


To their surprise, the passionate desire that once united them is quickly rekindled and love blossoms once again. However, the Dean is caught out after a steamy night with his ex-boyfriend and is exposed as a fraud by the media. Believing Adam to be responsible for his exposure, he retreats to the Society of the Incarnation which was made famous in Tim Bairstow's earlier novel: "The Shadow of Your Wings." The Society is by now very changed place but it is here that Robert Withinfield must await redemption. But who or what will be the agent of his salvation?

Thought provoking and tense, passionate and hugely sexy, Tim Bairstow's latest novel is another compelling addition to British gay romantic fiction.