Review: The Angel of Death

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The Angel of Death by Paul Doherty My rating: 3 of 5 stars I found this particular volume in the Hugh Corbett series a little disappointing compared to the previous contributions I have read recently. The storyline was acceptable, but the build up of suspense seemed a little lacking from my perspective, with the mystery […]

Review: A History of Loneliness

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A History of Loneliness by John Boyne My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a novel that has an unfortunate ring of truth to it. It is profoundly disturbing to read, particularly in the light of the Australian Church’s own shameful history. It was, at times, exceedingly uncomfortable to read as a Catholic priest, […]

Review: Corpus

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Corpus by Rory Clements My rating: 3 of 5 stars Although I’ve never formally studied history as a subject, I’ve always found the period from approximately 1910 to 1950 fascinating, particularly from a politico-social perspective. The turmoil caused by the First World War that then flowed into the 1920s and 1930s and giving rise to […]

Review: The Legacy of Vatican II

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The Legacy of Vatican II by Massimo Faggioli My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book of essays had its genesis in a conference organised by Boston College that bore the same title as this book, and which was held (in 2013) to celebrate two events: the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second […]

Review: Spy in Chancery

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Spy in Chancery by Paul Doherty My rating: 4 of 5 stars This third edition of the Hugh Corbett series sees our eponymous hero thrust from his quiet life as a clerk of the Chancery of Edward of England (he’d been promoted since the events of the previous adventure) into the lofty realms of political […]