Lives of the Improbable Saints

Lives of the Improbable Saints

Paperback (17 Oct 2012)

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Synopsis

From St Fillan of Munster, patron saint of the mentally ill, who read by the light of his miraculously glowing arm, to Santa Lucia, who tore out her eyes to dismiss the lascivious attentions of her would-be husband, here are nearly two hundred classic stories of the saints of Christian legend. Richard Coles, former half of 80s pop duo The Communards, now a Church of England priest and presenter of Radio 4's Saturday Live, has collected these wonderful tales from around the world. Despite their bizarre, colourful and sometimes grotesque stories, many of these saints are still celebrated and prayed to today. Every page illustrated by cartoonist Ted Harrison, giving the book a saintly Horrible Histories feel.

Book information

ISBN: 9780232529555
Publisher: Darton, Longman & Todd Ltd
Imprint: Darton, Longman & Todd
Pub date:
DEWEY: 235.2
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 190
Weight: 210g
Height: 160mm
Width: 199mm
Spine width: 15mm