The New York Times ran a brief “Appreciation” titled “‘The Bishop’s Wife’” at the bottom of its column of editorials on Christmas Eve. The author, Verlyn Klinkenborg, regularly appears in that space with a signed feature called “The Rural Life.” His reports from his farm in upstate New York are marvelous.
This short piece was not a pastoral hymn, however, but a wry tribute to the 1947 film The Bishop’s Wife, starring Cary Grant,...
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