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 the 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
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
The Little Book of Ghost Stories: true tales from trusted sources
This collection of real-life encounters with ghosts and spirits brings some true tales of the supernatural to publication for the first time.
The thirteen accounts in The Little Book of Ghost Stories tell of everyday hauntings in homes and workplaces, of odd moments of seeing into the past, and of communication between the living and the dead. Chronicling events in England and Wales, they open a new window onto the way we see place, offering not fear and melodrama but authenticity and reasons to be curious.
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.
In Search of Glastonbury
One summer, Alex Klaushofer – fancying herself a latter-day female incarnation of H.V. Morton – went to explore how far twenty-first century Glastonbury lives up to its promise of being a New Age mecca for our times.
Combining interviews with some its most informed residents and undercover work as a mystery spiritual seeker, she gets under the skin of this eccentric English town in ways that reveal both its folly and its charm.