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Growing up with gospel

Beth Rowley is reintroducing classic soul to the UK music scene. Miles Salter catches up with her in the run-up to her return to Greenbelt

AMONG HER peers are the likes of Amy Winehouse, and Duffy. But Beth Rowley is able to hold her own: she has a luxurious and soulful voice, and an ear for a good tune. Her good looks have not done her any harm, either. Her debut album, Little Dreamer, went into the charts at No. 6 when it was released in May.

Miss Rowley’s voice, crackling with static over a hands-free phone as she drives from London to her home in Bristol, is chirpy and confident. She ...

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How we took our pick

How we took our pick

Paul Handley explains why we began our quest for the best 100 Christian books, and how we reached our verdicts  Read More

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When the nation needs a shared sense of sacrifice

War memorials have been made more Christian, but this has blurred distinctions between faith and patriotism, says John Wolffe  Subscribe to read more

Wed 1 Oct 14 @ 10:54
RT @greenbeltAnd here, editor Paul Handley explains the quest and how they reached their verdicts: http://t.co/R9Q4YCOI9L 2/2

Wed 1 Oct 14 @ 10:53
RT @BPGUKGood to see 3 @dlt_books titles (so far!) in the @churchtimes 100 Best Books. Will there be more in parts 2 and 3 I wonder! #CT100