Jo Wilkinson

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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
St Paul’s, a Polish church in Ealing and various others in A Second Chance by Anna Ryland
There is a Presbyterian Church in Naomi Young-Rodas’ If it Falls

And a whole book about a church which became a VAD hospital during World War 1 – St John’s United Reformed Church by Northwood Community Arts (on request).

Linda Kane has a few churches and other spiritual places in her Luci de Foix series: Black Madonna: The Pope’s Obsession and Death is an Illusion.
Jo Wilkinson’s When Falls the Night and Leslie Tate in Love’s Register have spiritual places rather than a building, as does Kathleen Bates in Joyful Witness.
Megan Carter’s collection of poetry Amazing Grace is inspired by spiritual places while Beatrice Holloway’s Elusive Destiny deals with meeting the requirements to get into heaven in novel format.

first published 12 January 2017, updated 2024

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Jo Wilkinson

About Jo Wilkinson

Though writing from an early age, Jo Wilkinson majored in the Fine Arts, earning an honours degree in sculpture at Winchester School of Art and Design. Her appetite for adventure and travel led her to a career as an international English teacher residing in Italy, Greece, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Philippines and Japan. Now retired, Jo has returned to her writing, drawing on her linguistic background and accumulated wealth of global and cultural experiences to conjure worlds for her readers to explore.
When not writing, she enjoys spending time with family, painting, sculpting, and volunteering with her local CVSS group enabling the disabled to sail. Still with a zest for adventure, she recently earned a powerboat licence – to the amusement of her grand kids.

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