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Lives of the Improbable Saints (Paperback, UK ed.): Richard Coles Lives of the Improbable Saints (Paperback, UK ed.)
Richard Coles; Illustrated by Ted Harrison
R262 R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Save R44 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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.

Tales of Three Popes - True stories from the lives of Francis, John Paul II and John XXIII (Hardcover): Ted Harrison Tales of Three Popes - True stories from the lives of Francis, John Paul II and John XXIII (Hardcover)
Ted Harrison
R414 R389 Discovery Miles 3 890 Save R25 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In April 2014, Pope Francis will canonise two of his most influential predecessors, John Paul II and John XXIII. It is seen as a move towards uniting reformers and conservatives within the Catholic Church and - alongside Francis's own radical reforms - marks the continuing move towards new hope and celebration within the Church. Tales of Three Popes is a beautiful testament to the lives of all three much-loved leaders. Cased and illustrated with delightful hand-drawn illustrations, it contains over 40 vignettes relating notable stories from the lives of all three men. Stories which demonstrate their faith, humility, wisdom and character. Accounts of the miracles ascribed to John Paul II and John XXIII are included.

Legends of the Improbable Saints (Paperback, UK ed.): Richard Coles Legends of the Improbable Saints (Paperback, UK ed.)
Richard Coles; Illustrated by Ted Harrison 1
R262 R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Save R44 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

`Following the mass conversions sweeping Britain after the publication of Lives of the Improbable Saints, Dr Harrison and I thought it wise and expedient to retell yet more stories of the great `cloud of witnesses' preserved in Christian tradition these two thousand years.' Richard Coles Martyrs and miracle-workers, monks, mystics and murderers; each of these legendary saints - respectfully introduced by Richard Coles and affectionately illustrated by Ted Harrison - can, however improbable, prompt us to reflect on faith and devotion today. From St Edith of Wilton, who beat up the Devil, to St Eutychius of Phrygia, who fell asleep and dropped from a window ledge while listening to a sermon of the Apostle Paul, only to be raised from the dead, here are 180 more astonishing stories of the saints of Christian legend.

Death and Resurrection of Elvis Presley, The (Paperback): Ted Harrison Death and Resurrection of Elvis Presley, The (Paperback)
Ted Harrison
R344 R287 Discovery Miles 2 870 Save R57 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Elvis Aaron Presley is more popular today than ever, yet he died nearly forty years ago. His music is constantly remixed and re-released to a new generation of fans, and his image thrives in popular art and culture. Elvis's Graceland home and Tupelo birthplace have become places of pilgrimage. His relics command astounding prices at auction. Around the world it is estimated that there are 200,000 Elvis impersonators paying tribute to their hero. Elvis is the subject of some truly astonishing rumours and legends, including the one that he never actually died. Ted Harrison asks what lies behind the remarkable resurrection in popular culture of the King of Rock 'n' Roll. The Death and Resurrection of Elvis Presley, now available in paperback, tells the story of Elvis after Elvis. It shows how his estate, which was pillaged by his manager, was saved through the business acumen and financial vision of his ex-wife Priscilla Presley. It explores a spiritual dimension to the Elvis revival, where fans create a fantasy quasi-religion through which they blend and confuse Elvis and Jesus. In the growing myth of Elvis, Harrison identifies a vibrant synthesis between money and faith, unique to the modern age, but reminiscent of the early centuries of Christianity. Underpinning the whole story is Elvis's extraordinary charisma, thousands of fans simply having a lot of fun and ultimately some great, enduring music. This is a must-read for the many millions of loyal followers, as well as those who are more critical of the King.

Stigmata - A Medieval Mystery in a Modern Age (Paperback): Ted Harrison Stigmata - A Medieval Mystery in a Modern Age (Paperback)
Ted Harrison
R311 R292 Discovery Miles 2 920 Save R19 (6%) Out of stock

A ten-year-old black girl in California bled from her palms, feet, right side, and the middle of her forehead for nineteen days in 1972, until good Friday, when the bleeding stopped. A Washington, D.C., priest experienced spontaneous bleeding from his writsts, feet, and right side in 1991. Since St. Francis of Assisi in the thirteenth century, ordinary people have suffered spontaneous lesions and bleeding resembling the wounds received by Christ during the crucifixion. Until recently, the occurrences of this religious and medical phenomenon had been limited to European cultures, but more and more cases of stigmata are being reported in Latin America and the United States. Including a startling analysis of the socioeconomic conditions that might give rise to the emergence of stigmatics at the end of another millennium and interviews with a medical expert on stigmata, this intriguing and objective examination is one of the most controversial books about religious phenomena since Embraced by the Light.

Cremation of Sam McGee (Paperback): Robert Service Cremation of Sam McGee (Paperback)
Robert Service; Illustrated by Ted Harrison
R281 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R15 (5%) Out of stock

In 1986 Kids Can Press published an edition of Robert Service's "The Cremation of Sam McGee" illustrated by painter Ted Harrison, who used his signature broad brushstrokes and unconventional choice of color to bring this gritty narrative poem to life. Evoking both the spare beauty and the mournful solitude of the Yukon landscape, Harrison's paintings proved the perfect match for Service's masterpiece about a doomed prospector adrift in a harsh land. Harrison's Illustrator's Notes on each page enhanced both poem and illustrations by adding valuable historical background. Upon its original publication, many recognized the book as an innovative approach to illustrating poetry for children. For years The Cremation of Sam McGee has stood out as a publishing landmark, losing none of its appeal both as a read-aloud and as a work of art. Kids Can Press proudly publishes this deluxe hardcover twentieth anniversary edition -- complete with a spot-varnished cover, new cover art and heavy coated stock -- of a book that remains as entrancing as a night sky alive with the vibrant glow of the Northern Lights.

Remembrance Today - Poppies, Grief and Heroism (Hardcover): Ted Harrison Remembrance Today - Poppies, Grief and Heroism (Hardcover)
Ted Harrison 1
R797 Discovery Miles 7 970 Out of stock

Every nation has its own way of remembering those killed in conflict. Each November Remembrance follows a seemingly unchanging pattern: millions of people wear poppies and two minutes' silence is observed at war memorials around the world. Today young people are taught that through Remembrance we thank those who gave their lives to defend our liberty and freedom, and show support for members of today's armed services. But when poppy-wearing started after the First World War it had a rather different purpose: the flowers of Flanders Field were worn to express grief and to declare that war should never happen again. Remembrance throws up questions that demand to be answered but are too often ignored: What does it mean to be heroic? What, in the military context, does glory mean? But most fundamental of all - what is the purpose of Remembrance? Is it to honour and thank the fallen, those who gave their lives in wars? To give comfort to those who mourn their loss? If Remembrance does not serve as a warning against war, a reminder to the nation to rededicate itself to peace, then, Harrison argues, it is a sanctimonious and futile waste of time. Proposing a return to the original ideals of Remembrance, and suggesting many changes to the modern-day spectacle, Remembrance Today is a powerful polemic on how our ideas of heroism, duty and grief have lost their way which calls for a refocusing of Remembrance from its current divisive tradition to a more uniting and appropriate observance.

The Death and Resurrection of Elvis Presley (Hardcover): Ted Harrison The Death and Resurrection of Elvis Presley (Hardcover)
Ted Harrison
R630 Discovery Miles 6 300 Out of stock

Elvis Aaron Presley is more popular today than ever, yet he died nearly forty years ago. His music is constantly remixed and re-released to a new generation of fans, and his image thrives in popular art and culture. Elvis's Graceland home and Tupelo birthplace have become places of pilgrimage. His relics command astounding prices at auction. Around the world it is estimated that there are 200,000 Elvis impersonators paying tribute to their hero. Elvis is the subject of some truly astonishing rumours and legends, including the one that he never actually died. Ted Harrison asks what lies behind the remarkable resurrection in popular culture of the King of Rock 'n' Roll. The Death and Resurrection of Elvis Presley tells the story of Elvis after Elvis. It shows how his estate, which was pillaged by his manager, was saved through the business acumen and financial vision of his ex-wife Priscilla Presley. It explores a spiritual dimension to the Elvis revival, where fans create a fantasy quasi-religion through which they blend and confuse Elvis and Jesus. In the growing myth of Elvis, Harrison identifies a vibrant synthesis between money and faith, unique to the modern age, but reminiscent of the early centuries of Christianity. And underpinning the whole story is Elvis's extraordinary charisma, thousands of fans simply having a lot of fun and ultimately some great, enduring music. This is a must-read for the many millions of loyal followers, as well as those who are more critical of the King.

Diana - The Making of a Saint (Hardcover): Ted Harrison Diana - The Making of a Saint (Hardcover)
Ted Harrison
R370 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Save R74 (20%) Out of stock

In this groundbreaking new book about Princess Diana, writer and former BBC correspondent Ted Harrison explores how her life came to have particular meaning historically, culturally and spiritually, and how a legend was created. Diana, the unremarkable teenage daughter of a British aristocratic family, with no special claims to intelligence or talent, came to haunt the imagination and memories of millions of people around the world and has carved herself a unique place in history. Her private life became the object of intense scrutiny by the press and public around the world, and her tragic death was considered by many to be surrounded by unusual or suspicious circumstances. The Diana we knew has now become enveloped by myths and legends, and in exploring this phenomenon Ted Harrison uncovers some revealing truths, and investigates why the life and spirit of Diana continues to resonate so strongly with us even years after her death. Touching everything from her marriage to Charles in 1981 to the fateful night of 31st August 1997, this beautifully written book shines a new light on a woman who is still an important figure in all our lives.

Children Of The Yukon (Paperback): Ted Harrison Children Of The Yukon (Paperback)
Ted Harrison
R200 R160 Discovery Miles 1 600 Save R40 (20%) Out of stock

Brilliant, colorful paintings depict children of the Yukon at work and play: snaring rabbits, feeding ravens, racing on snowshoes and hunting moose, panning for gold in famous Bonanza Creek, and exploring the ruins of Dawson City.

A Northern Alphabet (Paperback): Ted Harrison A Northern Alphabet (Paperback)
Ted Harrison
R145 R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Save R29 (20%) Out of stock

A is for Arctic, B for Bering Sea, C for Clyde River - and Z for Zangeza Bay - all to be explored above the 60th parallel.

"From the Hardcover edition."

A Northern Alphabet (Board book): Ted Harrison A Northern Alphabet (Board book)
Ted Harrison
R165 R132 Discovery Miles 1 320 Save R33 (20%) Out of stock
Diana - The Making of a Saint (Paperback): Ted Harrison Diana - The Making of a Saint (Paperback)
Ted Harrison
R160 R128 Discovery Miles 1 280 Save R32 (20%) Out of stock

In this groundbreaking new book about Princess Diana, writer and former BBC correspondent Ted Harrison explores how her life came to have particular meaning historically, culturally and spiritually, and how a legend was created. Diana, the unremarkable teenage daughter of a British aristocratic family, with no special claims to intelligence or talent, came to haunt the imagination and memories of millions of people around the world and has carved herself a unique place in history. Her private life became the object of intense scrutiny by the press and public around the world, and her tragic death was considered by many to be surrounded by unusual or suspicious circumstances. The Diana we knew has now become enveloped by myths and legends, and in exploring this phenomenon Ted Harrison uncovers some revealing truths, and investigates why the life and spirit of Diana continues to resonate so strongly with us even years after her death. Touching everything from her marriage to Charles in 1981 to the fateful night of 31st August 1997, this beautifully written book shines a new light on a woman who is still an important figure in all our lives.

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