Review: Medicus

Medicus: A Crime Novel of the Roman Empire by Ruth Downie My rating: 4 of 5 stars A wonderful introduction to a new series, new characters, and a new setting. Set in Brittania during the Roman occupation (well most of the island anyway), this series follows the adventures of a Legion medicus (i.e. doctor) recently … Continue reading Review: Medicus

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Review: Pope Francis Among the Wolves: The Inside Story of a Revolution

Pope Francis Among the Wolves: The Inside Story of a Revolution by Marco Politi My rating: 4 of 5 stars Written about three years into the pontificate of Francis, this books examines the way in which Francis has sought to be authentic both to his own self and to the Gospel, and his desire to … Continue reading Review: Pope Francis Among the Wolves: The Inside Story of a Revolution

Review: Chalice of Liberty: Protecting Religious Freedom in Australia

Chalice of Liberty: Protecting Religious Freedom in Australia by Frank Brennan My rating: 4 of 5 stars In the climate of Australian public discourse at the moment, and in light of recent developments that have had or will have significant consequences for religious freedom in Australia, this volume is a timely contribution. Essentially consisting of … Continue reading Review: Chalice of Liberty: Protecting Religious Freedom in Australia

Review: Fear of Abandonment: Australia in the World since 1942

Fear of Abandonment: Australia in the World since 1942 by Allan Gyngell My rating: 4 of 5 stars If one truly wishes to understand the nature of contemporary Australia, this is a book that should feature on your reading list. Bringing together in one volume the history of Australia's foreign policy, and the development of … Continue reading Review: Fear of Abandonment: Australia in the World since 1942