the most up-to-date historical survey of the debates towards the advent of women bishops currently available --Dr Bridget Nichols, Church Times
a brilliant and penetrating analysis of the Church of England's attitudes towards women --Christina Rees, broadcaster, writer and member of General Synod
A moving, powerful and essential book --Rt Revd Nick Baines, Bishop of Bradford
A passionate response to the failed General Synod vote to allow women bishops in the Church of England, written by one of the women many expected to have become a bishop had the motion been successful. This beautifully-written book reflects on the decision in the context of the wider state of the Church of England, and the sobering attitudinal differences with the Episcopal Church in the US.