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one hand fired the bullet another guided it away

A review of an intriguing sounding film – Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism. It was 1978 and a Pole unknown to the Western World was elected Pope. To the Communist East, this event was as … Continue reading

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a quality that surpasses excellent

K. V. Turley on Hilaire Belloc’s Hills and the Sea. When this article was first published, I was inspired to take the book out of the library. I did not regret it. It is a lovely work full of evocative … Continue reading

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there remained ghosts

K. V. Turley gives a short account of the life of Charlie Chaplin, an imperfect man, but also a man of great creativity and humanity. Just more than 100 years ago, an English Music Hall artist was invited to California … Continue reading

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well-written hagiography should form part of the New Evangelisation

The Bible is the Holy Book but there are many holy books. Not all of them are worth your time but some might just be. K. V. Turley makes a few suggestions. Reading can make a saint. The problem is, … Continue reading

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My Writing Day

Today, no quotation; just a link – to The Guardian‘s My Writing Day page. There, you will find links to articles written by various writers in which they ‘describe their typical writing day’. Start reading the articles here.

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taking up the Sword of Truth requires more than just erudition: it calls for courage

In this post, K. V. Turley reviews reviews a most important book – Did Jesus Really Rise From The Dead? by Carl Olson. As KVT says, the faith stands or falls by the answer… It has been out of fashion … Continue reading

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I had to nail it and do it really well

Don’t stop writing. Just don’t stop:- Looking back, it helped that Paula Hawkins wrote The Girl on the Train with growing urgency and dread verging on panic – because that feeling seeped into her novel. The book, she says, “felt like … Continue reading

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