Books

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

Not all 20th-century churches look like meat-packing plants, says Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith

He could not afford to go to Rome, so he did the next best thing, says James Baresel

Alister McGrath can help us see the bigger picture, says Michael Duggan

Simon Caldwell enjoys a sharp satire on the new Puritanism