The Falling Angels: An Irish Romance by John Walsh, Flamingo £6.99. The definitive account of what it feels like to be the English child of Irish parents, by one of Britain's best known literary journalists. Peter Stanford, reviewing it in The Catholic Herald, described it as "a wonderful book that rings more bells than the chiming of the Angelus across Ireland".
Time Out described it as -a fascinating account of growing up in Battersea and being caught between two cultures".
True Resurrection by H A Williams, Continuum £9.99. Harry Williams, former Dean of Trinity College, Cambridge and one-time mentor to the Prince of Wales, records here his experience of "the ultimate Christian triumph: the divine transformation of despair into glory". Theology, he says, is not in the last resort an academic study hut a process of selfdiscovery. "If we are ready for life in the sense of being open to its power and possibilities, then we are also ready for death," he writes.