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Brilliant little book, 7 April 2013
As a life long fan of Stanley Spencer I was really pleased to pick up this book of short reflections based on a series of his paintings that I especially loved. The book is perfect for exploring the paintings and the spiritual messages they convey. I love the way it is written, in a simple but exploratory way by someone who clearly loves the pictures and wants to share his insight with the reader and yet guide them toward their own response to each of them. You can absorb each picture, reflect on its composition and meaning, then read the authors interpretation and personal response. The result for me was that I took something away from each picture that I will come back to time and again. If you want a beautifully written guide to these wonderful paintings, or something to use for personal reflection, or both, I highly recommend this book.