The Book of Strange New Things (Hardback)
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The Book of Strange New Things (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 23/10/2014
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'I am with you always, even unto the end of the world ...' Peter Leigh is a missionary called to go on the journey of a lifetime. Leaving behind his beloved wife, Bea, he boards a flight for a remote and unfamiliar land, a place where the locals are hungry for the teachings of the Bible - his 'book of strange new things'. It is a quest that will challenge Peter's beliefs, his understanding of the limits of the human body and, most of all, his love for Bea. The Book of Strange New Things is a wildly original tale of adventure, faith and the ties that might hold two people together when they are worlds apart. This momentous novel, Faber's first since The Crimson Petal and the White, sees him at his expectation-defying best. AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 4

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781782114062

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“Not my cuppa”

After feeling slightly overwhelmed by the size of this book, I remembered how much I enjoyed Faber’s previous novel The Crimson Petal and the White and delved straight in. Peter Leigh, a missionary, has the... More

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22nd February 2015
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“A gripping and deeply human look at faith, love and the pressures of being apart. Set among the stars and the collapsing earth back home, this is a stunning read.”

Peter and Bea are a loving couple, spending every moment and thought together as they minister to the congregation that Peter is pastor of. Peter’s past is spotty at best, and he credits Bea for pulling him out of his... More

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17th February 2015
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“Recommended reading”

I really enjoyed this book! The book causes you to question yourself and also human nature. The questions it raises stay with you long after the book is finished. There are twists and turns which you would not expect... More

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