The Children’s Pocket Bible

A beautifully illustrated children’s Bible for families to enjoy together. This collection of influential and inspiring stories from the Old and New Testaments helps children to learn and interpret the messages and meanings of the Bible. The classic stories are retold in simple, accessible language for children, while beautiful illustrations bring the words to life. Children aged 9-12 years will love the colourful photographs and illustrations of key people and places, alongside geographical maps of locations in the Bible, to provide fresh insight and aid understanding. The Children’s Pocket Bible also introduces younger readers to sacred sites of religious significance, from the peak of Mount Sinai to the shores of the Sea of Galilee. This family favourite pocket Bible features: – The many stories, events, people, and places in one comprehensive reference book- Clear, accessible text, including helpful quotations, for understanding and enjoyment of the Bible stories- Beautiful illustrations and photography, alongside stories and quotations, to engage a younger audience- Material prepared in full consultation with education experts, scholars, and religious advisersThis comprehensive guide to the Bible for kids covers major events to learn about in detail, including the creation, the nativity, and the resurrection. You’ll also find important quotations from the King James Bible, with useful references to chapter and verse.

Sybille Bedford : An Appetite for Life

‘Hastings is one of our greatest living biographers’ Simon Heffer, Daily TelegraphSybille Bedford’s life contained all the grand feeling and seismic events of the twentieth century: war and peace, love and trauma, friendship and death. Her father died when she was just fourteen and her mother, a great socialite and litterateur, fell victim to a debilitating morphine addiction. A bon viveur, she roamed from country to country in search of fresh experience, with ear and eye attuned to her surroundings, typewriter at the ready. Full of intense friendships (Aldous Huxley, Martha Gellhorn and Elizabeth Jane Howard among them), a fierce commitment to the craft of writing, as well as an insatiable appetite for love and sex, Sybille Bedford blazed her own path in her life and her art. ‘Selina Hastings’ wonderful, gossipy biography is a gem, revealing not just the shy writer, but also the colourful, turbulent 20th-century literary world in which she lived’ Sunday Times, Books of the Year’A wonderful biography’ Sara Wheeler, Spectator’An extraordinary story’ The Times’A richly entertaining biography’ Daily Mail, Books of the Year