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An obituary called her the Church of England 's "most influential and creative layperson of the post-war period. Many of Furlong's books reflected a deep interest in religion and spirituality. She also wrote a popular series of children's novels set in medieval England and Scotland: Wise Child , Juniper , and Colman.
Furlong's autobiography, Bird of Paradise , was published in Furlong began her writing career in as a feature writer for Truth magazine, where she met Bernard Levin , who became a lifelong friend.
She then joined The Spectator as its religious correspondent from until , before moving to the Daily Mail , where she remained for the next eight years. In the s, Furlong became involved in religious reform. In her first book, With Love to the Church , she expressed her beliefs in an inclusive Church and sided with those who felt excluded. She became a supporter of the cause of women in the Anglican Church. In the s she campaigned for the ordination of women ,  and when that goal was reached she called for the appointment of women to senior Church positions.
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Juniper by Monica Furlong