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Reading groups: Her death gave life to others

Robin Gill on The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

THIS is a fascinating and unusual book, now that we are moving from Easter to Trinity Sunday. It is not ex­actly about resurrection, but it is engaging, and raises many important ethical questions.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is written by the American journalist and science broadcaster Rebecca Skloot. It is an easy read, well-paced, and has short chapters that usually end with a cliff-hanger. It is depicted as “The New York Times bestseller”, and ...

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Keeping the Bard cool

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One of our greatest Shakespearean actors, Judi Dench, took time out from the 400th-anniversary celebrations to talk to Sarah Meyrick  Subscribe to read more

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Use what power you have to help the poor

Christians can take a lead to promote practical action for those suffering in the housing crisis, says Phil Hemsley  Read More

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Protestant Churches are nearer to RCs than Anglicans are, argues Alexander Faludy https://t.co/T48xhKdlal