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Knowledge of Angels by Jill Paton Walsh
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Jan 17, 08

Recommended to R.Z. by: Manual
Recommended for: Progressive Christians
Read in November, 2007

I couldn't put this down. Here is an isolated island of mixed folks probably in the fifteenth century, predominently Christian who rule with a iron hand. Drop in a stranger from the sea who is an atheist and a young girl who has been raised from birth by wolves, and the challenges to the prevailing theologial thinking becomes profound. The stranger and the wolf-girl never meet, but the thoughtful and caring ecclesiasts who deal with them are shaken to the core especially when the Inquisition enters to demand answers. This is a novel of logic and reason, and for anyone who can follow the back and forthness of the thinking, this will be extremely rewarding.

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Tamsin I am working on the first ever stage adaptation of Knowledge of Angels and it will be performed at St Leonard's Church, Shoreditch, London this coming October. You should come along and see how it compares to the book!
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