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  • Pre-order Constantinople to Chalcedon: Shaping the World to Come - product image

    Pre-order now! Constantinople to Chalcedon: Shaping the World to Come

    by Patrick Whitworth and Prof. Mark Edwards (foreword)

    Paperback £24.99 £19.99 Special pre-order price!
    ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-910519-47-9

    An exploration of the theological turmoil of the fifth-century church, and the impact it had on the future of Western Europe.

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  • A Brief History of End Time: Prophecy and Apocalypse, then and now - product image

    A Brief History of End Time: Prophecy and Apocalypse, then and now

    by Paula Clifford

    Paperback £11.99 £9.99
    ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-910519-37-0

    Why has the end of time exercised such strong fascination over the human imagination? In this entertaining and thorough exploration of end-time ideas and beliefs, Dr Paula Clifford reaches some thoughtful and surprising conclusions about the apocalypse and the end of the world.

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  • Parish Nativity Play - product image

    Parish Nativity Play

    by Kevin Carey

    Paperback/Hardback £8.00
    ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-910519-40-0

    Bring the Christmas narrative to life with this Parish Nativity Play. Kevin Carey's moving interpretation is suitable for all acting abilities, ages, and experience levels. It can be performed with props and costumes or simply read aloud.

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  • Secret Lives (part 2) - product image

    Secret Lives (part 2)

    by Barbara Greig

    Paperback £9.99 £7.00
    ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-910519-31-8

    Slip back in time to a period of dark intrigue. From the vineyards of south-west France to the bustling port of Bridgwater, England, Secret Lives tells the remarkable story of Luis Gharsia: love, betrayal, resilience, and sacrifice.

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    Secret Lives (part 1)

    by Barbara Greig ★★★★

    Paperback £9.99 £7.00
    ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-910519-28-8

    Slip back in time to a period of dark intrigue. From the vineyards of south-west France to the bustling port of Bridgwater, England, Secret Lives tells the remarkable story of Luis Gharsia: love, betrayal, resilience, and sacrifice.

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  • Two Families At War - product image

    Two Families At War

    by David Lowther ★★★★

    Paperback £9.99 £6.99
    ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-908381-16-3

    A gripping WWII thriller set in London during the blitz. As the bombs begin to fall on London, the paths of two families cross with tragic consequences as their lives race towards a dangerous and thrilling climax. Two Families at War tells of the battle between good and evil, set against the terror of the second Great Fire of London, December 1940.

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“This day died Mr. Samuel Pepys”

This day [26 May 1703] died Mr. Samuel Pepys, a very worthy, industrious and curious person, none in England exceeding him in the knowledge of the Navy … He was universally beloved, hospitable, generous, learned in many things, skilled in music, a very great cherisher of learned men,…

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Shaping the World to Come

Why were the fourth and fifth centuries such a crucial yet turbulent time for the universal Church? Patrick Whitworth outlines why these were such formative years for Christianity in these slides from the launch of his new book, Constantinople to Chalcedon: The Shaping of Things to Come. Intri…

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LIVE TWEETING: The opening of St Cuthbert's grave, 190 years on

UPCOMING EVENT: David Willem will be live tweeting the opening of St Cuthbert’s tomb in Durham Cathedral, 190 years to the day since it occurred. In his book, St Cuthbert’s Corpse: A Life After Death, David Willem explores accounts of the openings of St Cuthbert’s tomb a…

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