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Touched by God: Ten Monastic Journeys
Touched by God: Ten Monastic Journeys
by Laurentia Johns
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

3.0 out of 5 stars A Monastic Journey?, 9 July 2015
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This list of stories ,of the Religious Life could have perhaps been a brighter list of individual tales. Rather difficult pages at times, and no pictures of the writers. Stories and brightness needs readers to enjoy! The excellent idea of this book, would have been more lively. If understood and visable, hopefully pictures may be added? I wish the Editors all the best .But personally, the book my need a brighter art one day.


THE NEW BIG NODDY BOOK
THE NEW BIG NODDY BOOK
by ENID BLYTON
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Noddys Big Book!, 9 July 2015
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This book is one of the "old type",a happy "gem". The pictures and carecters are bright and loveable. The old "past", gives us the joy of the great old days. The charming tales, pictures, and art creastion. All a joy - and good fun for old or young. A happy book to keep always. The past fun times can never be forgotin. This book is a lovely memory and joy.


Noddy gets into trouble (Noddy books series-no.8)
Noddy gets into trouble (Noddy books series-no.8)
by Enid Blyton
Edition: Hardcover

3.0 out of 5 stars Well done Noddy!, 9 July 2015
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Lovely "old" book.A bit ratty -but I loved it.! I prefer old type of past. A true gem, and also free to be "ourselves" writers - Nowadays is cut, sennsared and ruined, in this harsh world.
Good old Noddy!
Well done indeed.


The Ear of the Heart: An Actress' Journey from Hollywood to Holy Vows
The Ear of the Heart: An Actress' Journey from Hollywood to Holy Vows
by Mother Dolores Hart
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £18.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bless you Sister!, 2 Oct. 2013
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A great book, of an interesting lady - both film star and Nun. Her honesty and frankness are an eye opener..
From Elvis, to a role as Mother in a Monastery!
Interesting pictures from all aspects of her life..
She must be so admired for her frankness and truth.
I really admire the story of Mother Dolores from A to Z.
Who could fail to love her? Even her illness does not stop her life. Wonderful!
God bless you Sister.


Fulfilled in Joy; The Order of the Holy Paraclete, Whitby, and its Foundress, Mother Margaret
Fulfilled in Joy; The Order of the Holy Paraclete, Whitby, and its Foundress, Mother Margaret
by A Foundation Member
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars Anglican Nuns History., 25 Jun. 2013
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The story of the Foundress of an Anglican order of Nuns. The progress of the local and over seas Mission work done by the Sisters tell interesting tales. Both here or Africa, they did good works from teaching to nursing, etc.
The Order still survives but,smaller nowadays. The Sisters are far less in number, and (as most Orders) gain fewer Novices . Sadly, the lifestyle and habit /dress have altered,for the modern age.
An interesting book of the traditionaldays of the past.


Merrily on High: An Anglo-Catholic Memoir
Merrily on High: An Anglo-Catholic Memoir
by Colin Stephenson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

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4.0 out of 5 stars High Church stories., 25 Jun. 2013
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Interesting, sometimes amusing, tales of life of Anglo Catholicism, within the Church of England. For those who were of that part of C of E, it is fun to smile at the various stories. From Priests to Nuns, it spoke of old times, when High Churches were common, and Convents and Abbeys thrived.
Alas, a different picture nowadays - far less to see of Churches or Monasteries!
Sadly,many parishoners left,while others plan to "go over to Rome". For them, the Anglican Church has weakened, thus their move to Roman Catholicism.
A memorary of those "good old days", written in an entertaining manner. How sad that so much has vanished.


Guide to the religious communities of the Anglican Communion
Guide to the religious communities of the Anglican Communion
by Church of England
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Monks and nuns of the old days., 6 Jun. 2013
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A really interesting guide to the (Anglican) Religious Orders of monks and nuns in the old days. I myself had a copy in the 60s, when my study subject was "religious life".
My many visits to Convents and Abbeys, were fascinating. There were different types of nuns: from teachers to leprosy nurses, from hidden cloistered sisters to foreign missionaries over the globe, etc.
I enjoyed staying at Convents - some friendly and kind, but others rather strict and Victorian!
Sadly, so few of those many Orders exist today. Yet some may still survive, mostly abroad.
How very sad to lose these dedicated Sisters of the past. If only we could have them back!


BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia (Medical Encylopedia)
BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia (Medical Encylopedia)
by unknown
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book to keep at home., 6 Jun. 2013
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A very good book - plenty to learn,modern presentation. A welcome self help book of knowledge. Ideal to keep a copy at home! Well done indeed.Excellent!


Mother Angelica
Mother Angelica
by Raymond Arroyo
Edition: Hardcover

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A sincere book., 6 Jun. 2013
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A rather disappointing book, despite my previous interest in the history. Rather a long book to read; but the photographs were interesting. My own admiration and interest in Mother Angelica, began by various internet sites. Especially the fascinating Monastery ,and the many beautiful young women entering to become Nuns.
An obviously sincere Author of this book, with great loyalty to Mother.
Perhaps a follow up book may one day feature more about the the Religious Order? That would be wonderful indeed.


Pookie Believes in Santa Claus
Pookie Believes in Santa Claus
by Ivy Wallace
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Remembering "Pookie.", 19 April 2013
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I do remember, as a small child, reading the original tales of "Pookie". These books are reprinted for new readers of today. The art of old is printed for all to enjoy.
"Pookie" is the star, and his cute face and ears are special.The lovingly written stories, colourful pictures and cuddly faces are sheer joy!
The books take us back to a time of whimsy, belief and utter beauty.
What a treat to walk down " memory lane" in the innocent old days, far from today!
"Pookie" - little white rabbit with wings..wonderful..


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