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The professor & the parson : a story of desire, deceit and defrocking, by Adam Sisman

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The professor & the parson : a story of desire, deceit and defrocking
Title
The professor & the parson
Title remainder
a story of desire, deceit and defrocking
Statement of responsibility
by Adam Sisman
Title variation
  • The professor and the parson
  • Story of desire, deceit and defrocking
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sisman, Adam
Dewey number
364.163
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Peters, Robert Parkins
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Fraud
Label
The professor & the parson : a story of desire, deceit and defrocking, by Adam Sisman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part I: 1958?9. In which the professor meets the parson and hears his history -- In which the parson is ejected from Oxford. Part II: 1959?83. In which the professor studies the parson?s past -- In which the parson pledges to do better -- In which the parson finds a saviour -- In which the parson does some silly things -- In which the parson appoints himself principal -- In which the professor comes a cropper. Part III: 1983?2005. The apartheid parson -- In which the parson appoints himself principal (reprise). Epilogue. Conclusion: Person parson
Control code
000065278251
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9781788162111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1066039466
Label
The professor & the parson : a story of desire, deceit and defrocking, by Adam Sisman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part I: 1958?9. In which the professor meets the parson and hears his history -- In which the parson is ejected from Oxford. Part II: 1959?83. In which the professor studies the parson?s past -- In which the parson pledges to do better -- In which the parson finds a saviour -- In which the parson does some silly things -- In which the parson appoints himself principal -- In which the professor comes a cropper. Part III: 1983?2005. The apartheid parson -- In which the parson appoints himself principal (reprise). Epilogue. Conclusion: Person parson
Control code
000065278251
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9781788162111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1066039466

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