Make Mine with Cream Cheese
"I read such an interesting article on Gnosticism the other day," chips in Mr. Local Parson, . . . It referred to that splendidly readable book by--" He says a name that sounds like Inane Bagels, but I realise it's probably Elanie Bagels--or maybe Elaine Pagels, since the "b" sound was more of a pop than a blast--but Mr. Local Doctor, not listening, says irritably: "I don't understand this Gnostic stuff. What's the core premise?"
From The Heartbreaker by Susan Howatch