The story of St Maximilian Kolbe’s extraordinary martyrdom in Auschwitz is well known. Ten prisoners were chosen for execution at random because a prisoner had escaped. As one of the men was called out of line, he broke down and pleaded with the guards not to take him because he had a wife and twoContinue reading “Maximilian Kolbe: The Saint of Auschwitz”
Catherine Brighton’s The Fossil Girl: Mary Anning’s Dinosaur Discovery is in many ways a lovely book. The pictures are glorious and the story of the young Mary discovering the first complete Ichthyosaur is fascinating. However, a couple of minor moments mar the whole. The first is a page showing Mary having a tower constructed so sheContinue reading “The Fossil Girl and Earth’s Deep History”
Today I’m introducing a new section to the site: 3 Great … And I’m starting with 3 Great Audiobooks for children.
Looking through a shelf of old Ladybird books the other day, I was surprised to find this book on Pope John Paul II by Joan Collins. (Presumably not that Joan Collins.) It was published in 1982, shortly after the pope’s visit to Britain and is remarkably positive about him.