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The Rapture by Claire McGlasson review – Bedford awaits the second coming

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Earthly longing is refracted into spiritual fervour in this clever fact-based debut about a genteel English cultFiction, like religion, asks us to believe in things we cannot see. Claire McGlasson’s debut novel tells a story so strange and improbable that it might have tested the faith of some readers – if not for the fact that it is firmly grounded in historical events. A TV reporter by trade, McGlasson has uncovered the little-known tale of the Panacea Society, a group of genteel single ladies who gathered in Bedford in the years after the first world war to await the second coming while surrounded by tasteful upholstery.
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