Effeminate clergy Beneath the Cassock is the very readable autobiography of Joy Carroll, the vicar who inspired Dawn French in the TV sitcom The Vicar of Dibley. Caroline West BENEATH THE CASSOCK:The Real-life Vicar of Dibley By Joy Carroll. Harper Collins. 220 pages. £14.99 ISBN 0 00 712207 1 subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.