Tagged: The Good Vicar

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National and International Days – October

Have you noticed that there’s virtually something being commemorated, celebrated, remembered or highlighted every day of the year internationally? Here’s a list for October (courtesy of the UN, Days of the Year; Wikipedia) first...

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Angels

Angels appear to be very popular in literature. Here is a sample of popular and not-yet-so-popular angels. Where Angels fear to tread – EM Forster (read it here) Knowledge of Angels – Jill Paton...

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Reconciliation

If one wanted to identify a theme in the books I enjoy, it will most likely be Reconciliation. People finding ways to put aside their differences and come to a closer understanding of each...

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Challenging assumptions

What an incredible interpretation of the seasonal nativity scene. I was intrigued to discover it’s set in Australia – my natural assumption was that it was somewhere in Africa. It just goes to show,...

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Spiritual places

The most obvious spiritual places are generally regarded as religious places. How many books feature these special places? I’ve identified a few: A church (of England) church in The Good Vicar by John Samson...

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Identity

How we see ourselves might not be the same way that others see us. Simply put, identity is in the eye of the beholder. Who or what is The Rat in John Samson’s The...

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The Good Vicar – RJ Whitfield

The Good Vicar by RJ Whitfield is a book which has grown on me. I may have mentioned elsewhere that this is not a book I would have read by choice because it has...

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Two versions of the same event

On 26 December I published a reflection on 2016. Many who grew up in Britain, white South Africa, the USA, Australia and New Zealand probably know the words to the popular Christmas carol, Away...

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Books which stay with you

The other day I decided to recall some of the books which have stayed with me as a reader – an author’s relationship with the books they write is completely different and as a...