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12 January 2024

This week’s selection: James Runcie’s memoir, Malines conversations, and the last aristocratic Archbishop of York

Tell Me Good Things: On love, death and marriage by James Runcie (Bloomsbury, £9.99 (£8.99); 978-1-5266-6777-9). New in paperback.

“In Tell Me Good Things, Runcie tells the story of his wife Marilyn’s illness and death in all its moments of tragedy, rage, farce and surrealness while painting a vivid portrait of her life and their marriage: a partnership defined by a shared love of beauty, conviviality and storytelling.” (Interview here). 

Malines: Continuing the conversations
, edited by Thomas Pott, James Hawkey and Keith Pecklers (SPCK, £19.99 (£17.99); 978-0-281-09035-8).

“The Malines Conversations are often described as a precursor to the theological dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion initiated after the Second Vatican Council. The fruit of a friendship between a French priest and an English aristocrat, Cardinal Mercier's initial invitation in 1921 to a group of thinkers from both communions led to several rounds of discussion focused on issues that have long divided Catholics and Anglicans. Since 2013, an informal and international group of Anglican and Catholic friends, known as the Malines Conversations Group, has been meeting annually for discussion and fellowship. This volume represents the fruit of some of these conversations.”

Edward Vernon-Harcourt: The last aristocratic Archbishop of York 1757-1847
by Tony Vernon-Harcourt (Sacristy Press, £30 (£27); 978-1-78959-316-7).

“In this biography, Tony Vernon-Harcourt examines the professional and family life of one of the last aristocratic bishops in the Church of England.

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