Photo: Mother mild

19 December 2014

Mother mild: this charming nativity illustration by Alida Massari comes from Women of the Bible by Margaret McAllister (Lion Chil­dren's, £9.99 (£9); 978-0-7459-6278-8). The ten subjects who are pictured, with their accompanying stories, range from Mother Noah, via Ruth, and Martha and Mary, to Pilate's wife

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