Buildings can decay, religious communities die but each generation invariably throws up new holy people who run with the torch of the Christian faith
Without the welfare state, he says, Philpott would have been ‘decently employed’. Maybe it’s more likely he would still have been a criminal?
AN Wilson’s first novel for five years is a major event
The Catholic writer is nowadays neglected, but much of his writing is florid, dull and unreadable
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