Arts & Books

Fra Angelico’s masterpiece tells us ‘Do not be afraid,’ says Michele Bregande

This royal biography reveals a fascinating slice of medieval history, says Allan Massie

Michael White on a musician’s triumph over totalitarianism

The pope’s call to evangelise has lost none of its urgency, says Fr Denis Blackledge SJ

Alexander Jolliffe on a cleric’s wise advice for the overworked

Edvard Munch was a daring experimenter who strived to create an art of the ‘inner soul’, says David V Barrett