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Award-winning, Independent Bookshop in South Dublin

The Company of Books is an award-winning, independent bookshop in Ranelagh, Dublin 6. We stock an extensive range of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books which are available in the shop and on our site. 

Monsignor, The

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ISBN: 9781999592042
Author: Colm Keane & Una O’Hagan
Format: Papaerback

Victorian Britain’s celebrity preacher, the Irish-born Monsignor Thomas John Capel, hid a dark secret. Behind his handsome looks, rich aristocratic friends, and close ties to two Popes, he was a sexual predator and exploiter of vulnerable women. His lustful encounters, heavy drinking and wild spending ended in humiliation, disgrace and suspension by Rome.

In his travels through Europe and the United States, this superstar of the Catholic Church left behind a trail of broken hearts and admirers shorn of their savings. His behaviour threatened to bring the Church in Britain to its knees. For the first time in a century and a half, this groundbreaking book recalls the sensational decline and fall of a man who was once admired and acclaimed worldwide.

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About The Company Of Books

The Company of Books opened at 96 Ranelagh Village in November 2009 and has been gathering good reviews and loyal customers since.  Country Finalist for Independent Bookshop of the Year 2021 (Booksellers Association) and Dublin Winner of An Post Bookshop of the Year.

We have an eclectic mix of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books offering something for everyone. Spot a review of a book you’d like to read? Contact us and if we don’t have it, we’ll order it for you.

We also sell book vouchers and a range of beautiful cards and stationery.

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