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The Hard Life And Times Of The Earliest Franciscans

‘T he beginnings of Francis’s conversion were not specifically religious in nature. Rather, it involved a conversion from a social order based on self-protection and......

Hunting For Lost Catholics In New Mexico

F irst published in 1927, this novel is not the whodunit its title suggests. Written by an established American writer (an Episcopalian), more famous for her stories of......

Donʼt Sleep, There Are Snakes By Daniel Everett (profile...

£8.99) Daniel Everett was a Christian missionary who, with his wife and young family, arrived in the remote Brazilian rainforest in 1977. His intention was to convert a small......

Admirals By Andrew Lambert (faber And Faber, £9.99) For...

centuries between the Civil War and the Second World War Britain enjoyed a period of global dominance that belied its small population, tiny size and lack of natural resources –......

Roger Scruton By Mark Doolley (continuum, £18.99) Roger...

one of the most well-known British philosophers of the post-war era, yet today, in the universities and academe, he is almost universally reviled. According to Mark Dooley, one......

This Little Britain By Harry Bingham (fourth Estate, £8.99)

This book, from the co-author of the QI Book of General Ignorance , will find a welcome home in many toilets up and down the land – and that is a compliment. A shamelessly......

Consolation By James Wilson (faber And Faber, £7.99)

James Wilson is the author of three previous novels as well as television screenplays, but for Consolation he had taken a different approach. Taking as a starting point the......

Music

Prom 39 ROYAL ALBERT HALL, AUGUST 14, 7:30 PM Martyn Brabbins and the BBC Symphony Orchestra perform Jonny Greenwood’s Popcorn Superhet Receiver at the Royal Albert Hall at the......

Cinema

The Time Traveler’s Wife 12A CERT, 107 MINS Adapted from a first-time novel by Audrey Niffenegger The Time Traveler’s Wife presents an original take on the notion of time......

Theatre

Shall We Dance SADLERʼS WELLS THEATRE Adam Cooper, unforgettable in the lead role of Matthew Bourne’s allmale Swan Lake, is surprisingly underpowered here playing a guy who goes......

Television

Revelations: How Do You Know God Exists? CHANNEL 4, AUGUST 16, 7 PM A show that for religious people features an almost Ocean’s Eleven level of superstardom, with the leaders of......

Cd

Arctic Monkeys: Humbug DOMINO, £8.95 It’s almost four years since the Arctic Monkeys’ first album, I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor , exploded on to the indie music scene.......

Dvd

In the Loop OPTIMUM HOME ENTERTAINMENT, £17.99 Armando Iannucci’s satire of Anglo-American relations stars Peter Capaldi as the foul-mouthed Scottish spin doctor Malcolm Tucker,......