BOOKS

The Secret Life of God

The Secret Life of God is a kind of spiritual investigation into twenty-first century Britain. It chronicles how, in an age when institutional religion is on the decline, people are finding new ways of believing and belonging, and puts some faces and places to the trend in which people are increasingly describing themselves as ‘spiritual but not religious’.

‘I devoured this book in only a couple of sittings. It has a strangely un-put-down-able quality normally attributed to fiction.’
Professor Gwen Griffith-Dickson

Paradise Divided

This timely portrait of Lebanon exposes the fault lines that underlie the current crisis in the Middle East, and charts the country’s attempts to rebuild a fragile peace after its long civil war and recent conflict with Israel.

‘Alex Klaushofer could be Lebanon’s new Lady Hester Stanhope, except that her understanding and love of Lebanon are greater than her predecessor’s. The Lebanese in all their complexity, wonder, deceit and kindness shine through this delightful book.’
Charles Glass, author of Tribes with Flags

Spyless in Tirana: An Albanian adventure

A traveller’s tale with a journalistic edge, Spyless in Tirana offers a rare insight into Albania thirty years after the fall of its communist dictatorship. On a spring visit to the capital, the author talks to a wide range of people about where the country is now, from a former political prisoner to the student activists trying to change a still-corrupt system. 

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Orphaned Foxes: A true tale of rescue and release

One spring evening a young fox appeared in Alex Klaushofer’s suburban garden, apparently asking for help. Her accidental fostering of Little Fox led her to volunteer at wildlife rescue centre in the West Country, following the fortunes of a litter of orphaned cubs as they grew to adulthood and were released back into the wild.