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I SAW HER STANDING THERE

A revised and greatly expanded edition will be published midsummer 2022. 

"I Saw Her Standing There" the autobiography. It was 1979 and the start of a very Bohemian love story when the world was younger and I fell in love with a girl from a distant shore. Two rebel hearts that collided in a continental doorway forty years ago. The story of a time when it was still cool to be children of the revolution, a time when there was a whole lot of love, other stuff and rock and roll.

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CLARE OF ASSISI

Following extensive research over three years including special access to Poor Clare monastery archives and visiting many times the beautiful Umbrian hilltop town of Assisi, Italy this officially commisioned and definitive biography reveals St. Clare’s life as an inspirational heroine of her time and beacon of light for all of us living in today's unpredictable world. Clare has a great deal to teach the dwellers of our twenty first Century. She recognised true peace and love and found the simple eternal beauty in trees, flowers, people and creatures and with her close friend Saint Francis of Assisi they as a duo can claim to be the worlds first green environmentalists.

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GEMMA GALGANI

Gemma Galgani who gave her entire short life for the salvation of humanity was the first canonised saint that lived in the 20th century. This new and official biography may seem supernatural and mystical but all of the events really happened and were recorded by witnesses at the time. I was allowed very personal access to Gemma's house, belongings and writings and entering her world in the beautiful historical walled and jasmine infused city of Lucca in Italy's Tuscany will hopefully inspire the contemporary reader or those searching for some peace and calm in their lives.

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XVIII CARTHUSIAN MARTYRS

The true story of the Eighteen English Carthusian Martyrs of the Middle Ages is vividly brought to life for a 21st century audience. The book also tells the story of the Carthusian founder Saint Bruno and is fully illustrated with classic art paintings depicting the life and death of these brave souls who were horrifically executed for their faith and beliefs. I am indebted to Rev. Anselm Gribbin for writing and sharing his encyclopaedic knowledge of the Carthusian Maurice Chauncy and also to Parkminster Charterhouse for allowing reproduction permissions. 

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ROLL AWAY THE STONE

 

My experience for many years as a forensic photographer in Liverpool and London allowed me to view some of the most disturbing and horrific scenes that a human body can suffer. The subject, Stations of The Cross and Crucifixion is harrowing as portrayed by the series of contemporary images by the celebrated artist Jan Kalinski but it can also be a journey and a passage of penance that leads a person to redemption and forgiveness in search of light in a darkened world.

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THE THIEF ON THE HILL

 

These monochromatic images once again painted by one of the UK's finest modern artists Jan Kalinski coupled with written meditations based on the life of Saint Oscar Romero focus and allow the reader to feel that they are walking those hard dusty cobbles and rugged ancient pavements in trying to understand the true reality of being a witness to the somatic anguish of the Passion.

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THE MIRACULOUS INFANT OF PRAGUE

 

The true story of “The Infant” begins in Spain and ends in the the heart of Prague's Old Town District. Most of the visitors to Prague only visit the popular tourist sights and miss out on an alternative and rewarding trail. A short stroll from the Charles Bridge takes you into another Prague world of Kafkaesque side streets, hidden parks and gardens away from the heady maddening crowds. So  aim for Karmelitska Street in the Mala Strana District to discover what secret gems awaits.

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THE HOLY SOULS

 

This contemporary book explores exactly who the Holy Souls are, what or where Purgatory actually is and provides the reader with a meditative and reflective view on the true meaning of life and what suffering is. It explores the taboo subject of death and what lies beyond. Fully revised in 2022 and this latest version comes Illustrated with classic art and photography. 

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A SIMPLE GUIDE TO THE CATHOLIC FAITH

Faith is a word that is used to describe a person’s unshakeable belief and trust in something without the need of proof. An awareness of faith may come about over a long period of time or for some it may come in a sudden and dramatic way. We may sometimes think that we are living in a faithless society and get disheartened but remember that throughout all history there have and always will be people of faith who will inspire others and in particular Clare of Assisi and Gemma Galgani of Lucca who you can read about in the above biographies. This book was originally written in 2000 when I was invited to facilitate and write a 29 week course for the Diocese of Brentwood and this is the concise and simple version.

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