Book review: Escape From Manus. The Untold True Story

Book review: Escape From Manus. The Untold True Story

Book review: Escape From Manus. The Untold True Story Jaivet Ealom, a member of the persecuted Rohingya minority in Myanmar, arrived as a boat person at Christmas Island in 2013, after fleeing from his native land. He was bewildered to find that the detention there...
Book review:  The Bride of Almond Tree

Book review: The Bride of Almond Tree

Book review: The Bride of Almond Tree This novel by Robert Hillman was reviewed in the Sydney Morning Herald recently and mentioned that the protagonist is a young Quaker man who lives in regional Victoria, as did the author who now lives in Melbourne. I am always...
Book Review: Thy Kingdom Come – A Quaker`s View of Jesus.

Book Review: Thy Kingdom Come – A Quaker`s View of Jesus.

Ingmar Hollsing is a Swedish Friend, a teacher, and holds a Bachelor of Divinity from Uppsala University which specialises in the historical Jesus. He reads English and German, so is able to access sources in those languages, as well as his native Swedish. This book...
Book review: The Spy Who Tried to Stop a War

Book review: The Spy Who Tried to Stop a War

This book, by Marcia and Thomas Mitchell, tells the story of Katherine Gun, an employee of Government Communications Headquarters in the UK, who, in 2003, leaked a secret e-mail in the hope that it would prevent an illegal war. She achieved fame by saying “I...