Brought up in a practicing Jewish family, Michele Guinness has worked for most of the major British television companies. While continuing her career as a freelance journalist, Michele has also worked for the National Health Service for the past twelve years. She is currently full-time Head of Communications for the Cumbria and Lancashire Strategic Health Authority. As well as contributing regularly to magazines and newspapers, she has written eight books, including her best-selling biography, Child of the Covenant. Her latest, Woman, the Full Story, that expands many of the views in this article, is available at www.cbeinternational.org. She is married to Peter, Vicar of St. Thomas’ Lancaster and they have a grown up son and daughter.