Why is the Church, which claims to be the instrument of God’s love, so prone to cruelty and condemnation? And how can a man live with the tension between public faith and private doubt? In his memoir, Richard seeks to answer these questions and to explain how, after many crises of faith, he finally and painfully left the Church.
From meditations on subway poetry and the temporal resonances of an empty Italian street, to considerations of the lives and work of Sigmund Freud, Constantine Cavafy, W. G. Sebald, John Sloan, Marcel Proust, and Fernando Pessoa, and portraits of cities such as Alexandria and St. Petersburg, ‘Homo Irrealis’ is a deep reflection of the imagination’s power to shape our memories under time’s seemingly intractable hold.
The award-winning Honeys are back with more delicious dishes from the Middle East, and this time their focus is firmly on the grill. Join them on a journey filled with flavour and fire as they visit their favourite ‘swim cities’ exploring the beaches and lakes of the Levant, collecting recipes, stories and culinary culture along the way.