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Divided loyalties and the saving of England – a book review

Alfred the Great is known to most people because of a legend that he burned some cakes whilst sheltering from an advancing army. Yet the story of this reluctant soldier-king is a pivotal episode in the forming of the nation … Continue reading

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Book Review – People of the book

What do a rare butterfly, some wine stains, a white cat hair and a few grains of salt have in common? They are all clues to the remarkable history of an ancient book that has criss-crossed Europe for over six … Continue reading

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Book review: Life of Pi

I confess I only read this book because it was on a bookmark I received as a gift: “50 books to read before you die”. Despite the huge publicity around the book and subsequent film, I was not sufficiently interested … Continue reading

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Book review: Shout aloud Salvation

In Shout Aloud Salvation, Charles Terrot retells the story of The Salvation Army through the eyes of two young girls who join Elijah Cadman’s Hallelujah Army. Continue reading

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Book Review: That’s Another Story

Review of Julie Walter’s autobiography. She’s probably best known for two contrasting characters: a northern lass who discovers the joys of literature in Educating Rita, and the eccentric Mrs Overall in Victoria Wood’s spoof soap Acorn Antiques. But this talented … Continue reading

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