Julian of Norwich A Very Brief History – Janina Ramirez
‘He did not say, “You shall not be troubled . . .”, but he said, “You shall not be overcome”.’
Who was Julian of Norwich? Why is she regarded as the author of the first great work of English prose? And what can we learn from her reflections on the extraordinary visions she received over six hundred years ago?
‘In this lively and appealing introduction, we meet a figure who is not a stereotypical mystic from an alien cultural world, but a vigorous, warm and deeply imaginative writer.’
‘Thanks to her specialist grounding in medieval history, Ramirez . . . offers insights which bring greater depth and understanding to the mystic’s writings.’
Life and Work
‘A short, clear, informative introduction to Julian, humming with the sort of excited appreciation which has kept this enigmatic woman revered down the years, and not only by believers.’
Libby Purves, Daily Mail