Richard Coles used to be the piano player in the Communards, now he’s a broadcaster and a priest. Here’s an extract from his new review of Is God Still An Englishman? “We grew up through the same dramas: Thatcherism, the miners’ strike, the rise and fall of Lady Di and New Labour. Moreton writes about theseContinue reading “'Thatcher, the miners, Hillsborough, the rise and fall of Lady Di and New Labour … Moreton writes about these brilliantly,' says Richard Coles”
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‘The writing is sublime,’ says Anne Atkins, who disagrees with every word
“If you have ever experienced the exhilaration of hearing someone debate so entertainingly that you don’t care about disagreeing with every word, you will love this book,” says Anne Atkins in the Sunday Express. “You may have doubts about religion but have no doubts about this. Whether or not he makes sense, Cole Moreton’s writingContinue reading “‘The writing is sublime,’ says Anne Atkins, who disagrees with every word”
What the papers say
Here’s a summary of what the papers are saying about the book, and it has to start with the kind words of Yasmin Alibhai-Brown in The Independent. “He dazzles,” she says. “This exuberant and assured book posits the central dilemmas of our times. … “A sprite takes you by the hand and leads you through the streetsContinue reading “What the papers say”
How dare you call it that?
The music is ‘Wrapped Up In Books’ by Belle & Sebastian. But you knew that.
‘Amusing and erudite’ says the New Humanist
Francis Beckett reviews the book in the May edition of the New Humanist. This is how he starts: “Cole Moreton can smile now at the young man he once was, mystically certain about his God and messianic about persuading everyone else. When he was 15 he and his friend Stu bunked off school and heard a siren which they mistook for the endContinue reading “‘Amusing and erudite’ says the New Humanist”