Tagged: The Good Vicar

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Priests and Religious men

Priests and Religious men Religion in the UK is apparently on the decline yet it features in a few novels – in fact a surprising number. For example in novels authored by TSL writers,...

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Horripilation

One book in the TSL collection which gives me horripilations is The Good Vicar by RJ Whitfield. And I really didn’t expect to find the word on a medical page! If you’ve resisted following...

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Inside the mind of a crime writer

On 30 August 2017, I attended an evening with Tess Gerritsen of Rizzoli and Isles fame. Having watched most of the series, before my recent phase of not watching television, I was intrigued to...

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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 SamsonA...