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12 December 2008


Books in brief - preview
A Journey into Love: meditating with Piers Plowman by Mary Clemente Davlin
  • Marymount Institute Press

  • ISBN: 978-1-59907-031-5
  • £24
  • 99

  • This is a startlingly beautiful book
  • The pages look like photographs of foxed sepia paper, but with modern font print
  • The illustrations are mostly sepia, tasteful and not too numerous

  • The fourteenth-century poem that is ‘Piers Plowman’ has fallen from common familiarity over the last couple of decades
  • This presentation is not only a masterful re-discovery of a great mediaeval English classic, but also takes our understanding of it to new and surprising levels
  • Mary Clemente Davlin brings her scholarship to provide a thoughtful page-by-page commentary on the poem’s spiritual insights
  • Her questions take readers on a ‘journey into love’ that we will remember and treasure

  • Greta McGough

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