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The Train in Spain by Christopher Howse
The Train in Spain by Christopher Howse
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Howse is the sort of travelling companion who always notices the things in the corner of the picture that you would otherwise miss, who recommends the nondescript bodega you would otherwise walk past, and who gently fills in the gaps in your knowledge of a city's backstory without making you feel a complete clot. I'm just back from Granada and when I read his chapter on the Alhambra I realised I had spent the day there with my eyes shut. I'll just have to go again - this time with a copy of the wonderful The Train in Spain in my knapsack.
Christianophobia: A Faith Under Attack by Rupert Shortt
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Meticulous, 16 Nov 2012
Rupert Shortt has done as much as anyone to increase the public's understanding of Christianity in recent years with his biographies of Rowan Williams and Pope Benedict and studies of contemporary thinking about God (God's Advocates is a terrific tour d'horizon of contemporary theology). In Christianophobia he brings his gifts of crisp writing, deep knowledge, balanced judgement and meticulous research to the awkward, let's-not-talk-about-it subject of the world-wide attacks on Christianity. The result is bold, brave and fair - everything you'd expect of Shortt. BW

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