VitIOGM Kearns. M.S.F.S., has followed hq work on St. Francis de Saks with an equally valuable translation of The Autobiography of St. Margaret Mary (Darton, Longman & To.rJ, Ss.). This edition is edited with skill and has useful appendices.
Slowly the phrase "the scandal of a divided Christendom" becomes kss and less relevant. In Steps to Christian Unity (Collins, 28s.) one can sec why. Over twenty contributors id all denominations. including Hang Kung and the Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Canada, put the emphasis on what links ratter than divides them. After reading this inspiring symposium, many will say: "At last the walls are crumbling." A Fontana paperback at Ss. is also available.
Bor&s on wine are nearly as proltfic I s the vineyards wink which they concern themselves. Today sou discover vintage charts even In the most unexpected places. Rut many books defeat their object by induicina in technical tmninoiogy. Not 00 Finest Hornictel In Ti,, Great !Vinci of Europe (Weldenteal & Nleolson, 63s.).
As a reference book It serves a useful purpose. but Its real achievement Is In the meet that it will persuade the uninitiated to take an Interest In wine. Even those with some knowledge of clarets. burgundies and hocks% might be templed. after reading this book, to taste the less familiar wines of Anstrie. Hungary and tuber places.
Truching Or Children the Christian Faith, Beryl Bye reminds us that Christ advised his disciples to have the frith Of a tittle child (Hodder 8t Stoughton, 3athis6d..)d.rnlitraibslethilisttbkaziebo. osikmpiriele slatioth het h lapt other parents to teach their children. Highly reconuneaded.
Nigel Dennis, Sunday's most =entwining reviewa, has turned his attention to Somalian Swift (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 216.). His biography, b a model of excellence. and many of his aside, about this century would doubtless have delighted the Dean. We live In an age when sexual coolness is a cause for alarm . . . ashamed of,bnuotththincgrc caelwIlhaavcsy a togmatbc deal to be be ashalg by d sexual activities tintea h fashionable books . . ."
Over 700 plants are described in flowers of the Mediterranean (Chatto & Windus, 42a.). No amateur botanist who goes to southern Europe next year should be without this guide.
The Lananaga of Law is anthology of legal prose (Bodlry Head, Som.). Louis Blom-Cooper has dng deep and brought to light much fascinating material. Included is Sir Kenneth Grysson's summing up of why he did not find Lento a pornographic novel.
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II an eloquent plea by Michael PoganY to itcorporate in our legal system certain German practices by which the workers become partners, not handi. in industries run by private companies (Geo. ffrey Chapman, 30s.). British industrialists should study his arguments.
Bernard Bersonet is One of today's best crates. Heroes Twilight it a study of Ski literature of the Great War, and in it he has many pertinent things to say about Wilfred Owens poetry and Me novels Of Ford bladox Ford (Constable, 30s.). Parficufarly valuable is the chapter That he devotes to 10 Parenthesis by David Jones. As he says of Mk masterpiece. "It needs to be head with before all its meanings become tufty alive."
How lie Churcb has developed both ma Cud*s presence among men and as man's sharing in the life of the Blessed Trial,' Is examined. with suggestions for [Whit reading, in Roger Hasseveldrs The Church a Di Vi f. M tfrv (irbabinan. 12s. 6d.) Solidly scriptural. It has deed,' Interested French setninorists. In The Diocesan Priest (Chapman. 25s.), Gustave Thus of Louvain PrOpfete1 the fitting of parochial clergy for care of souls by a less monastic seminary system In their theological education and persowl
In Flint Stens to the Father. Fr. Anthony Bullets explains the keregmetle (or do-it-yourself-as-school) method of cam&mica (Geoffrey Chapman, 3s. bd.). The course is intended for infant school staffs In the Liverpool archdiocese. Junior and senior staff courses will follow.
Nobody would pretend that a paperback encyclopaedia of less than 050 pages could be considered comprehroure. The Pentode Encyclopaedia (12s. Pd.) is not and does not intend to be. Bus ft is doubtful whether there is any other reference book of this kind on the market. and at the price. Many people would value an encyclopaedia, even when they only have • Welted bookshelf, but the), we frightened by the cost. This book fulfils the need MOIl adequately.