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Julian's news

Posted by Simon Parke, 24 Feb 2017

Julian of Norwich wrote in a time of plague, famine and political upheaval.

Outside her cell was ‘Lollard’s Pit’ where heretics were burned by the church, which spoke mainly of hell…

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This loving someone is bloody difficult

Posted by Simon Parke, 22 Feb 2017

‘‘This loving someone, it’s bloody difficult.

I mean ‘scuse my French, but that’s the way it is.

That Rilke fellow, he wasn’t wrong…

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The quality of my silence

Posted by Simon Parke, 21 Feb 2017

No two silences are the same any more than two clouds are the same.

So today, we become aware of the quality of our silence…

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Cover of The Soldier, the Gaoler, the Spy and her Lover

My latest novel, The Soldier, the Gaoler, the Spy and her Lover, is published on 17 February by Marylebone House. It is January 30th, 1649. England is not a country that wishes to execute its divinely appointed king. Yet Charles I finds himself shivering on a cold scaffold in Whitehall, an executioner by his side. Charles wonders: how did this happen? Read more and pre-order your copy.

Simon's Mindful Lifebelts app

Mindful Lifebelts is an app to help when life is difficult; or preferably, to prevent it becoming so. The short meditations come in both written and audio form, spoken by Simon.
 
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