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Hi Lume readers! We hope you’re all staying safe and well. This week we’re bringing you some incredible new books to lose yourself in, including an inspirational non-fiction read from the founder of the NHS and the latest addition to a captivating historical mystery series.


In Place of Fear by Aneurin Bevan

 Written by the founder of the NHS, this insightful study remains just as relevant today as it was when first published in 1952. Through a series of superbly written chapters, Nye Bevan reports on many of the key issues faced by the Labour movement in Parliament, including private and public spending, the transition to socialism and, of course, the National Health Service.

Fascinating and accessible, this book should be read by anyone who wishes to understand the struggles and achievements of our social democracy.

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Death and the Black Pyramid by Deryn Lake

Apothecary and amateur detective, John Rawlings, is making his way to Exeter on board the stagecoach when a man is found brutally murdered at the Half Moon Inn. Once again Rawlings is drawn, somewhat reluctantly, into a complex web of dangerous intrigue…

This historical whodunnit is rich in 18th-century detail and will keep you riveted until the surprising end!

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The Virgin by Geoffrey Ashe

In this masterly exploration of the cult of Mary, mother of Christ, Geoffrey Ashe examines ancient myths, theology, history, literature and feminine spirituality to throw new light on her role in today’s Church. Tracing the cult from its origins to the modern era, Ashe also illuminates the spiritual battle of the sexes in this remarkable book.

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See you next week for more great new reads!

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