Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Monday, March 06, 2017
The Catholics by Roy Hattersley review – the unholy hounding of Britain’s rebel ‘papists’
The Labour peer brings a touch of personal history to this elegant account of an overlooked chapter in British Catholicism
A Catholic priest celebrates holy communion. Photograph: Phil Schermeister/Getty Images/National Geographic Magazines
www.theguardian.com - Our appetite for neglected parts of our national history has been fed in recent times by any number of biographies, novels and BBC4 documentaries by camera-friendly academics. Few, though, pause fo...