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BOOKS READ JULY 2020

Rebecca Solnit: A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in   Disaster, p/b, Camberwell, Penguin, 2010 US Activist journalist, historian and writer has written extensively on feminism, landscape, art and politics. The middle of a Covid19 pandemic … Continue reading

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Books Read June 2020

Francis Hodgson Burnett: The Secret Garden, p/b, London, Scholastic, 2015 (1911)   Burnett was English born but grew up and published in the USA. The Secret Garden was  not a great success at first but has become an absolute favourite … Continue reading

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BOOKS READ MAY 2020

BOOKS READ MAY 2020  John Buchan: The Thirty-Nine Steps, p/b, Camberwell, Penguin, 2005 (1915)  Scot John Buchan became one of England’s favourite sons, achieving Greats at Oxford as well as the Newdigate Prize for poetry and graduating in law and … Continue reading

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BOOKS READ APRIL 2020

John Le Carré: Agent Running in the Field,p/b, London, Viking/Penguin, 2019  David John Moore Cornwell, more commonly known as John Le Carré is 90 years old and has written at lease 25 novels pretty much all in the espionage/intelligence genre. … Continue reading

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An Easter Exercise for isolated corona virus individuals

An Easter Exercise for isolated thinkers during the Corona Virus from the book: John Dickson: If I Were God, I’d Make myself Clearer: Searching for Clarity in a World Full of Claims, p/b, Kingsford, Matthias Media, 2002 John Dickson is … Continue reading

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BOOKS READ MARCH 2020 (only 2 books this month as I have been cataloguing my library; but also a wonderful poem!)

Ann Patchett: The Dutch House, p/b, London, Bloomsbury, 2019 American bookseller, journalist and influential author Ann Patchett’s eleventh novel has a House as its central character! The Dutch House is an ecclectic,  over-engineered and richly furnished mansion in a quiet … Continue reading

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BOOKS READ FEBRUARY 2020BOOKS READ FEBRUARY 2020

Joy Cullen: The Reverend George Cox: ‘A Man of Many Parts’, p/b, Mornington & District Historical Society, 2019 Teacher and historian Joy Cullen has uncovered a remarkablestory with her investigation into the “Renaissance life” of  the Gippsland clergyman, fire-fighting, naturalist, … Continue reading

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Challenging ideas from Timothy Keller’s “The Reason For God” [London, Hodder & Stoughton, 2009]

Challenging ideas from Timothy Keller: The  Reason For God: Belief  in an Age of Scepticism, p/b, London, Hodder & Stoughton, 2009 p xvi f Both religious belief and scepticism are on the rise…surely that should lead to self-examination. The time … Continue reading

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BOOKS READ JANUARY 2020

Andreas Loewe and Katherine Firth; Journeying With Bonhoeffer: Six Steps on the Path of Discipleship,  p/b, 127 pages, Sydney, Morning Star Publishing, 2019 2020 is the 75th anniversary of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s martyrdom in the Flossenbürg concentration camp in Bavaria just … Continue reading

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Thoughtful and challenging thoughts from Andreas Loewe and Katherine Firth: Journeying With Bonhoeffer: Six Steps on the Path of Discipleship, p/b, Sydney, Morning Star, 2001

Thoughtful and challenging thoughts from Andreas Loewe and Katherine Firth: Journeying With Bonhoeffer: Six Steps on the Path of Discipleship, p/b, Sydney, Morning Star, 2001 This little book is packed with inspiration. Katherine Firth has written a new biography of … Continue reading

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