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Thought-provoking and beautifully written,
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This review is from: The Testament of Mariam (Paperback)
This is a quite lyrical, but in no way over-sweet or saccharined account of the early years of the man we know as Jesus Christ - and his younger sister, Mariam. The book is obviously well-researched but Swinfen does not allow this to stagger her story, instead it helps us to see the environment; the arid terrain and olive trees; and to understand how people lived then. I found the character of Mariam convincing, and her own personal story is, I am sure, very much that of a woman of her time. I thoroughly recommend this novel.