Page 3, 8th May 1953

8th May 1953
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New Renaissance Of Catholic Western Thought

By G. C. Mortimer T HE title of this brief essay was suggested by a sentence in Mr. Dawson's new book called Understanding Europe. He writes: "If we wish to understand our past......

Islands On Our Doorstep

THE CHANNEL ISLANDS, by S. P. B. Mais (Christopher Johnson, 12s. 6d.). A N admirable addition to the ribibliography of the Channel Islands-and one.which brings us up to date......

Why 'the Robe' Was A Best-seller

THE SHAPE OF SUNDAY, by Virginia Douglas Dawson and Betty Douglas Dawson (Peter Davies, 15s.). W HEN a novel sells three million copies, it can't be spoken of in that superior......

Some Notable Books By Non-catholics

TT is not often that with our 'restricted space we can give much notice in this column of the many notable books from non-Catholics, but here is a selection from recent works.......

Gardening

THE first fortnight in May is I always a tricky time for the gardener. There are those timehonoured frosts to be reckoned with. and March having given us plenty of fog, we still......

Pirates We've Misjudged Them

JOLLY ROGER: The Story of the Great Age of Piracy, by Patrick Pringle (Museum Press, I8s.). By Grace Conway I N between hands of Canasta, conversation turned on children and the......