ST. ANNE, GRANDMOTHER OF OUR SAVIOUR, by Frances Parkinson Keyes (Allan Wingate, 21s.).
N this magnificent volume of 1just under 200 pages there are sonic 56 really remarkable illustrations, from the better known classical pictures by Old Masters to photographs of statues, altars and mosaics. And to open the review of this book with such a statement is not in anyway to detract from the letterpress, but to explain early why the price stands at a very reasonable guinea.
This is not just an expensive. present for an!, little girl called Anne; it is a serious and scholarly volume collating all that is known I of the life of St. Anne front Scripture, the Fathers, the better apocryphal gospels, tradition and Christian art.
The appendix contains references, a bibliography and a note by the author on the extensive travels she undertook in connection with the preparation of the book.
relic of St. Patrick on March 17. " Here," said the priest, " is a true relic of the great St. Patrick. and if St. Patrick had ever guessed that a hone of his would end in Warrington, he would have asked to be cremated."