Saturday 04 December 2021
The Revd W. Awdry, pictured in 1961
THE Thomas the Tank Engine Man is, of course, the Revd W. Awdry. Written by Brian Sibley, and now published in paperback by Lion at £12.99 (£11.70; 978-0-7459-7029-5) the book tells Awdry’s story from his Edwardian childhood to his death in 1997, by which time his stories about steam trains had become a global phenomenon.
Gethin Russell-Jones tells the story of his father in Concie: What my father didn’t do in the war. As a Christian, he felt unable to participate in warfare, and so became a conscientious objector, attracting hostility from family, friends, and strangers (Lion, £9.99 (£9); 978-0-7459-6854-4).
Chrissie Chapman ran a maternity clinic in Burundi during the long civil war. She tells the story of her work in The Night the Angels Came: Miracles of protection and provision in Burundi (Monarch, £8.99 (£8.10);978-0-85721-722-6)
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