New user? Register here:
Email Address:
Password:
Retype Password:
First Name:
Last Name:
Existing user? Login here:
 
 
Book reviews >

THE WORLD THAT WAS OURS

Persephone Books.  £12, CT Bookshop £10.80 (1-903155-401)

HILDA BERNSTEIN’s The World that was Ours, first published in 1967, is a compelling account of the two dramatic years leading up to the Rivonia trial in South Africa in 1964, in which her husband Rusty (who died in 2002) was acquitted, but in which other defendants, including Nelson Mandela, were sentenced to life imprisonment. The Bernsteins became political exiles in Britain.

Ultimately, they counted themselves the luckiest people in the world, having seen their dream of the destruction of apartheid fulfilled. The new reissue is as a high-quality paperback in the distinctive silver-grey covers of Persephone Books.

To place an order for this book, email details to CT Bookshop

Top feature

Rehabilitating the ‘D’ word

Rehabilitating the ‘D’ word

‘Discipleship’ has been much maligned of late. In a new book, Rowan Williams explains why it’s important, and what it involves  Subscribe to read more

Top comment

Embodying love and hope

Health-care chaplains are called to represent values from a place of vulnerability and equality, argues Jeremy Pemberton  Read More

Thu 25 Aug 16 @ 15:35
Plus make sure you visit #gbooks for the Church Times Guide to Greenbelt, this Friday's paper & a very special offer for new readers #gb16

Thu 25 Aug 16 @ 15:30
Look out for Church Times reporters at @greenbelt this weekend - our round-up of #gb16 will be in next week's paper.