Review: Labyrinth A-Ω

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Labyrinth A-Ω: An introduction to the how, what, and why of labyrinths and labyrinth walking by Clive Johnson My rating: 3 of 5 stars An interesting introduction to the history, reality and practice of labyrinths and labyrinth walking. I have been attracted to the spiritual dimension of labyrinths since the concept was first placed in […]

Review: The Lopez Affair

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The Lopez Affair by Ann Swinfen My rating: 4 of 5 stars Another volume in the ongoing tales of Dr Christoval Alvarez, physician of St Thomas’ Hospital, and sometimes coworker of the (by now) late Sir Francis Walsingham. This section of Kit’s tale follows the unfortunate development that surrounds the husband of one of her […]

Review: That Time May Cease

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That Time May Cease by Ann Swinfen My rating: 4 of 5 stars Another wonderful tale that sees Dr Christoval Alvarez, Physician at St Thomas’ Hospital, drawn into matters of intrigue, of state, and things she would rather not be involved with. Maintaining the ongoing pretence of playing a man in order to practise the […]

Review: Nucleus

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Nucleus by Rory Clements My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the second book in Rory Clements’ series set in the immediate lead up to the Second World War featuring Professor Tom Wilde, a Cambridge Don, and Lydia Morris, a publisher of poetry and other literature. This particular edition of the series, a series […]

Review: The Play’s the Thing

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The Play’s the Thing by Ann Swinfen My rating: 4 of 5 stars Having returned from a journey to Muscovy in the last edition of the series, Dr Christoval Alvarez finds the position at the hospital that was supposed to be held until her return has been given to another. Although Kit manages to eek […]

Review: Voyage to Muscovy

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Voyage to Muscovy by Ann Swinfen My rating: 4 of 5 stars Life was looking reasonably good for our eponymous hero, a professional position as a physician, a wide and diverse group of friends, and financial security that had previously not existed. The only thing that was missing was involvement in the intrigue that came […]

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 […]