The Return to the Great Tradition: a master of modern English. Quarterly Review
a marvelous book, the work of a master glorifying the Master of All. University Bookman
a fascinating, and unusual combination of different elements... the city landscapes were particularly powerful. Alison Brackenbury
There's a great honesty driving through the collection which is always impressive. John Powell Ward
very fine: there's a confidence and rooted maturity about them; and nothing ornate! Peter Mullen
convey a gentle Christian vision, pertinent to the world in which we live Roger Scruton
very much resemble the vision of my husband. Annette Kirk
verse has a welcoming simplicity John Saward
an ear for beautiful things! Fiona Sampson
a Catholic Geoffrey Hill? Aidan Nichols
lovely Alison Milbank
good David Yezzi
"wouldn't it be charming to sit down with a new book of poetry and be able to appreciate its beauties as well as its mysteries? To find that, after all, it is possible to disentangle meanings from complex syntactical configurations, and that, perhaps, looking up the occasional word is not so painful as originally imagined? If only there were a modern book of poetry, accessible enough to understand with a bit of work, that was written with a sincere sense of the true and the beautiful. That would be worthwhile. [This] is just such a book." St Austin Review
Various at The Imaginative Conservative
Various at the New English Review
The Communion of Saints
THE SPIRITUAL HISTORY OF ENGLISH
Edward Norman "extremely perceptive" ~ Michael Burleigh "fascinating" ~ Michael Gove "absorbing and thought-provoking" ~ Joseph Pearce "fascinating" ~ Peter Mullen "just superb"
The Times "an enjoyable, erudite and cohesive journey through the history and philosophy of English literature in 150 pithily written pages. Brilliantly thought out, and painstakingly researched"
John Powell Ward "I read this book with great interest and profit. So much of your basic cluster of premises is so important, and, as you imply, largely forgotten today."
St Austin Review
New Liturgical Movement
The Cuban Madonna
The Poet and The Pope
Poetry and the Theology of the Body
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