The world of the Swallows and Amazons, so permanently close to the hearts and the cartography of those in the Lake District, is likely to come under further scrutiny this year, the 50th anniversary… Source: Swallows, Amazons and the need for escapism
Arthur Ransome: who was the author really? Sheena Grant of the East Anglian Daily Times interviews author of Swallows, Amazons and Coots: A Reading of Arthur Ransome Julian Lovelock to find out… For more from Julian Lovelock, click here to read his author Q&A with us. To read reviews, extracts and to find out where… Continue reading Arthur Ransome: who was the author really?
by Thomas Creedy I was delighted to recieve a copy of this book in the post, as it combines a number of my passions in one ‘handy’ volume. Regular readers will know that I am passionate about reading, the Bible, and books in general. Old friends will also know that I had a limited… Continue reading #Review ‘Words of Power: Reading Shakespeare and the Bible’
An inciteful and certainly unique review, that raises some fascinating questions for discussion, of our favourite book and author, Words of Power by Jem Bloomfield. “Bloomfield’s strength is his ability to touch upon highly complex topics and make them accessible while still acknowledging their complexity. I very much hope that there’s room for an expanded… Continue reading #Review Words of Power
Baptists and War Essays on Baptists and Military Conflict, 1640s–1990s By Gordon L. Heath and Michael A.G. Haykin (editors) ISBN: 9780718894085 “I found Maurice Dowling’s essay on ‘Soviet Baptists and the Cold War’ the most interesting: reflecting Russia from the inside, rather than from what one might call the speculation of less favourably disposed outsiders.” Revd… Continue reading #Review Baptists and War
Borderline Reflections on War, Sex, and Church By Stan Goff ISBN: 9780718894078 “A health warning: this is not a book for the squeamish. Stan Goff is a former American soldier and Vietnam war veteran. He served in the airborne Rangers and Special Forces Groups. He is very frank about his experiences during this time, admitting… Continue reading #Review Borderline
Charlotte Mason Hidden Heritage and Educational Influence By Margaret A. Coombs ISBN: 9780718894023 “She [Margaret Coombs] offers a comprehensive and splendidly illustrated account of her subject, carefully recording the influence of the clergy, who had such a controlling interest in education in Mason’s time.” Dr. Wheeler, Church Times, 22nd April 2016