The Greening is about Joanna who becomes captivated by Julian through chancing upon the journal of the mysterious Anna Leigh. She is moved by Anna's compelling confessional about her life changing encounter with Julian of Norwich - a woman from another age. Joanna's llife becomes entwined with Julian's mixing the fictional and non fictional. This was a number one best seller and the first book by Margaret Coles. Rowan Williams says"The Greening is a bold and searching exploration and it deserves a wide readership."