Page 6, 1st August 1980

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Adventures Of A Jesuit Hunter

The Jesuits: A History. David Mitchell (Macdonald, £12.50). EDMUND SPENSER, who understood Catholics about as much as Mr Mitchell (they burnt down his house in Ireland in......

Languid Apostle

Balfour. A life of Arthur James Balfour, by Max Egremont. pp 391 (Collins £12.95) -THE ONLY people whom Balfour pitied more than his friends who had been to Oxford were the ones......

Too True To Be Good

A Bible Commentary for Today edited by GCD Howley, FF Bruce, HL Ellison (Pickering and Inglis, 1979, £17.50). IN SPITE of the distinguished name of Professor Bruce, this......

Unexpurgated Nun Saga

A Certain Slant of Light h) Margaret Wander Bonanno (Hutchinson £6.95) THE BLURB on the dustcover of this novel is rather a coattrailer — 'set in the complex obsessive world of......

Spirits Remembered

Churchyards, by Pamela Burgess. (SPCK 75p) Discovering Wall Paintings, by E. Clive Rouse. (Shire Publications 85p) TfIE little book on graves in real churchyards (not......

The Heart In All Its Shape And Beauty

The Instructed Heart F. J. Sheed (Sheed and Ward £3). THE TITLE gives little indication of the depths and beauty of this book. Far from being a short, sentimental treatise, as......

Company By Samuel Beckett (calder £5.50 Pp 89)

BECKETT'S concerns have altered little throughout his writings, but if his subject is the same, he has always found fresh and stimulating approaches to it. This new novel is......

A Bachelor Grey

Lamb By Bernard Mac Laverty. (Jonathan Cape £4.95) IT IS difficult to condone unlimited extent of serious fiction or to accept a guideline of narrative that borders on the......

Concert Review

Handelian lustre MESSIAH. New Westminster Chorus and Massed C'hoirs, Wren Orchestra, conducted by Colin Mawby. HANDEL, they say, was a chronically depressed man who wrote......

Religious Books

living From Within by Philippa Craig (The Grail, 60p). THE book Living from Within is not specifically designed for Lent. It is of convenient pocket size for quick reference......

Tv And Radio By Tom Castro Saturday

Telford's Change (BBC!, 9.45pm). Peter Barkworth and Hannah Gordon glide through the rather touching conclusion to this moral tale. SUNDAY The Secret Life of Walter !Nifty......