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On church kneelers

July 10, 2017 Joanna Bogle 4

“We have something for you,” said the manageress, with a pardonably smug smile, as soon as I entered the coffee-shop. And she went to a door, rummaged in the cupboard and produced—my bag with my […]

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Night and Soho

June 6, 2017 Joanna Bogle 1

The lanterns glow through the dusk as the summer evening darkens into twilight. Meanwhile revelers in the garden square make their way slowly to the gates as the park-keeper gradually rounds them up. More noisily, […]

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Dame Louise backtracks

February 15, 2017 Joanna Bogle 1

We seem to be rather short of good news for Catholics at present. Here is something that is at least faintly cheering. Dame Louise Casey is a government-appointed official with the rather worrying title of […]