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Friday, October 21, 2016
Talk: ‘Ronald Knox - The Enigma’ by Father Terry Tastard
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Msgr Ronald Knox
A new book:   ‘Ronald Knox  and English Catholicism’, (published by Gracewing)  by Father Terry Tastard,  (who writes the ICN Sunday reflection),  is being launched this  Thursday, 22nd October at the Brook Green Book Festival.

Fr Terry is parish priest of Holy Trinity, Brook Green, and Research Associate of the Von Hügel Institute, St Edmund’s College, Cambridge.  His first book was on spirituality and social justice.  More recently he wrote a booklet of meditations to accompany icons of the resurrection by the artist Caroline Lees. 

Ronald Knox (1888-1957) was the son of a leading evangelical bishop and one of the brightest minds of his generation.  His decision to become a Catholic shocked many of his contemporaries. He returned to Oxford as Catholic chaplain during the inter-war years, becoming a national figure as a writer, broadcaster and preacher.  He also wrote detective stories and sparkling satire, yet sometimes he wrestled with melancholy.  His friendships included Evelyn Waugh and Harold Macmillan. 

The launch takes place in the main hall at Holy Trinity Parish Centre, at 8pm. Admission is £3.

The Second Brook Green Book Festival  is sponsored by Holy Trinity Catholic Church. It opens in Monday night with a talk by Henry Porter and Charles Cumming on: ‘The British Tradition of Spy Fiction’ Main Hall, Holy Trinity Parish Centre at 8 pm. Admission:  £3

On Tuesday, 20 October, PD James will be speaking on: ‘Mystery and Mayhem: The Craft of the Detective Story’ in the Main Hall,Holy Trinity Parish Centre at 8pm. Admission:  £5

On Wednesday, 21 October, Richard Davenport-Hines will give a talk entitled: ‘Rejoice and be glad in it: the joys and tragedies of Ettie Desborough, Edwardian hostess’ at the Austrian Catholic Centre, 29 Brook Green at 8pm. Admission:  £3.

Tickets are available from: Holy Trinity Parish Office  41 Brook Green, London W6 7BL. Tel 0207 603 3832

or from: Brook Green Bookshop, 72 Blythe Road, London W14

There is also a dedicated website for the festival with payment via credit card at:

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