Father Hilary's Holiday

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Father Hilary's Holiday
Father Hill Holiday.jpg
First US edition
Author Bruce Marshall
Country Scotland
Language English
Publisher Constable (UK)
Doubleday (US)
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 179

Father Hilary's Holiday is a 1965 novel by Scottish writer Bruce Marshall.

Plot summary[edit]

After thirty years in the priesthood, Father Hilary seizes the opportunity to attend a religious congress in South America. Father Hilary's well earned holiday is to be spent at a sort of ecumenical conference convened by "el Libertator" the Generalissimo of Tomasia. The result is a witty, pointed tale of humble but outspoken Franciscan friar and his wondrous escapades in the boiling maelstrom of a mythical Latin American dictatorship.[1]


  1. ^ Marshall, B: Father Hilary's Holiday Doubleday & Company, New York 1965.