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Abode of love

When Kate Barlow left post-war London with her mother and two sisters to live with her fierce grandmother in a vast, rambling gothic mansion in the country, she entered a strange and mysterious world where time seemed to have stopped still in the 1900s - and nothing was quite as it seemed. Having lived in a procession of boarding schools, six-year- old 'Kitty' revelled in the sudden freedom of a giant outdoor playground, the endless corners to explore inside the old house, and the company of the eccentric and feisty old women dressed in fashions she had only ever seen in history books. Protected by a wall of secrecy and their isolation from the outside world, it would be years before she and her sisters learned the truth: that what their formidable grandmother resided over was the remains of a bizarre religious cult founded by her grandfather which gained worldwide notoriety when he claimed to be the embodiment of the Holy Ghost. From the pulpit of the Ark of the Covenant, a church built by his adoring followers, he proclaimed that only his followers would be saved from Armageddon. Having taken her grandmother as one of the first of many 'spiritual brides' in spite of having a first wife still living within the community, this charismatic leader was a defrocked clergyman. As illegitimate children named Glory, Power and Life, Kate's mother and two uncles were shunned by the outside community and banned from attending school, a stigma that carried over to Kate and her sisters as they grew up. Interweaving the moving story of a young woman's coming of age with the fascinating tale of a man who managed to convince highly intelligent people, especially prominent women, to give up their lives and careers in his name, "The Abode of Love" is proof that truth is indeed stranger than fiction.

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  • "When Kate Barlow left post-war London with her mother and two sisters to live with her fierce grandmother in a vast, rambling gothic mansion in the country, she entered a strange and mysterious world where time seemed to have stopped still in the 1900s - and nothing was quite as it seemed. Having lived in a procession of boarding schools, six-year- old 'Kitty' revelled in the sudden freedom of a giant outdoor playground, the endless corners to explore inside the old house, and the company of the eccentric and feisty old women dressed in fashions she had only ever seen in history books. Protected by a wall of secrecy and their isolation from the outside world, it would be years before she and her sisters learned the truth: that what their formidable grandmother resided over was the remains of a bizarre religious cult founded by her grandfather which gained worldwide notoriety when he claimed to be the embodiment of the Holy Ghost. From the pulpit of the Ark of the Covenant, a church built by his adoring followers, he proclaimed that only his followers would be saved from Armageddon. Having taken her grandmother as one of the first of many 'spiritual brides' in spite of having a first wife still living within the community, this charismatic leader was a defrocked clergyman. As illegitimate children named Glory, Power and Life, Kate's mother and two uncles were shunned by the outside community and banned from attending school, a stigma that carried over to Kate and her sisters as they grew up. Interweaving the moving story of a young woman's coming of age with the fascinating tale of a man who managed to convince highly intelligent people, especially prominent women, to give up their lives and careers in his name, "The Abode of Love" is proof that truth is indeed stranger than fiction."@en

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  • "Biography"@en
  • "Biography"
  • "Autobiographical prose"
  • "Autobiographie (Descripteur de forme)"
  • "Ressource Internet (Descripteur de forme)"
  • "English prose"
  • "Autobiografické prózy"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Livre électronique (Descripteur de forme)"
  • "Anglické prózy"

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  • "Abode of love"
  • "Abode of love"@en
  • "The abode of love : a memoir"
  • "The abode of love : a memoir"@en
  • "Příbytek lásky : příběh o dětství prožitém v náboženské sektě"
  • "The Abode of Love : the remarkable tale of growing up in a religious cult"