From the exquisite ending of TS Eliot’s poem, Little Gidding, to the purifying petalled flames in George MacDonald’s The Princess and the Goblin or the purging fire in Anne Bartlett’s Knitting, I am utterly entranced with the symbol of the fire of roses.
From time to time, you’ll find the image haunting my own... read more
Award-winning Finalist in the Fiction: Fantasy/Sci-Fi category of the 2011 International Book Awards
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This fantasy has a very complicated plot and needs close scrutiny. The reference to numbers is fascinating for they have a symmetry all of their own and when teaching mathematics joy comes when a student picks the connection. In this book, other than the... read more
God’s Panoply, the winner of the inaugural Illumination Book Awards in the Theology category, is a glimpse into the Jewish thinking behind Paul’s admonition: ‘Wives, submit to your husbands.’ Submit in the Hebrew language has a connotation of lift up, not put down. And it carries an ancient echo of a life-long battle companion.
God’s Poetry, the first book in the... read more
Gawain and the Four Daughters of God is a study of the mathematical design of four medieval poems collected together in one manuscript, Cotton Nero A.x.
It brings together my interest in mathematics, poetry, fantasy and theology. Beginning with the question, ‘What is the significance of the number 101 in Pearl and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight?’, it looks at numbers as symbols of... read more
Fire of Roses
From the exquisite ending of TS Eliot’s poem, Little Gidding, to the...
Award-winning Finalist in the Fiction: Fantasy/Sci-Fi...
God’s Panoply, the winner of the inaugural Illumination Book Awards in...
Gawain and the Four Daughters of God is a study of the mathematical design of...
And all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well when the tongues of flame are in-folded into the crowned knot of fire and the fire and the rose are one.