Review: Misericordia et Misera

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Misericordia Et Misera by Pope Francis My rating: 4 of 5 stars I didn’t realise I had purchased this Apostolic Letter from Pope Francis. I was shocked to discover that it was on the (physical) ‘to read’ shelf of my bookcase. I was even further shocked to discover it is now close to two years […]

Review: Mary: Woman and Mother

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Mary: Woman and Mother by Francis J. Moloney My rating: 4 of 5 stars As you might expect from a scholar of the calibre of Frank Moloney, this book provides a wonderful exposition of the scriptural witness to Mary. Very highly recommended for those who want to know more about the place of Mary in […]

Review: The Lord of Ireland

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The Lord of Ireland by E.M. Powell My rating: 3 of 5 stars Another intriguing tale set in the time of the Lordship of Ireland as held by John, the youngest son of King Henry of England. Our eponymous hero and his wife find themselves once more providing a service to the King, entrusted with […]

Review: The Blood of The Fifth Knight

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The Blood of The Fifth Knight by E.M. Powell My rating: 4 of 5 stars Another wonderful yarn featuring Sir Benedict Palmer, the Fifth Knight, and his wife, Theodosia. Picking up, more or less, from the previous volume, this story sees King Henry of England continuing to face danger to his throne, from within and […]

Review: The Fifth Knight

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The Fifth Knight by E.M. Powell My rating: 3 of 5 stars An intriguing and engrossing medieval mystery that begins with the historically accurate murder of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury under King Henry II of England. The well-known story of Becket’s murder at the hands of four royal knights is enhanced by the fictional […]

Review: The King’s Justice

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The King’s Justice by E.M. Powell My rating: 3 of 5 stars An enjoyable read, a wonderful mystery, and the development of an interesting partnership – though I wouldn’t particularly want to live in the village to which Stanton and Barling are sent. Originally despatched to investigate and deliver justice in connection with one secret […]