I love the Times Literary Supplement, but I love it even more when it features not one but two of our books!
The Pen and the Cross, by Richard Griffiths, has not been shy of fantastic review coverage since it published last year, and the Times Literary Supplement review was no different. Looking at 'Catholic literature' in Britain since 1850, Richard Griffiths 'usefully sketches… the difference between the circumstances facing Catholic writers in France and in England before, say, the Second Vatican Council of 1962-5’, against a wide and varied backdrop of Catholic writers such as Chesterton, Belloc, Waugh, Greene, Spark and David Lodge. He also extends his study to Catholic writers on the continent – Huysmans, Péguy and Mauriac to name a few. This thought-provoking and illuminating read gives a full account of the growth of Catholicism as a cultural, social and political force in Great Britain since Newman.
European Romanticism, winner of the the Jean-Pierre Barricelli Prize for the best book in Romanticism Studies earlier this year, has also recieved a fantastic review in the Times Literary Supplement:
'Only the most polymathic of readers will fail to find something here to surprise, enlighten and occasionally, entertain…this ought to mark a watershed in Anglophone perceptions of European Romanticism.’
Edited by Stephen Prickett, this volume offers a new intellectual map of Romanticism – placing British Romanticism within a comprehensive and multi-lingual European context. You can read an online preview of this book by clicking on the widget to the above.
Enjoy your weekend!
Jenny Tighe, Marketing Executive