Tony Doherty was parish priest at Rose Bay in Sydney for twelve years before which he was Dean of St Marys Cathedral. This followed decades of work in adult education. Throughout his fifty-plus years as a priest he has written and published widely in a quest to demystify religious language. His recent book The Attachment (co-authored with Ailsa Piper) attests to the importance he places in good conversation and salt water. A passionate reader, he swims daily in his beloved Sydney Harbour.