Articles By Piers Paul Read
 
May 2017
Anti-Catholic calumnies remain deeply embedded in our culture. Professor Rodney Stark's Bearing False Witness hopes to refute them
 
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December 2014
A filial memoir of Britain’s apostle of modernism in art
 
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March 2013
Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation surprised the world, but the elderly pontiff leaves office having accomplished his mission
 
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May 2012
As dissenters are labelled bigots and homophobes in the same-sex marriage debate; has Britain become too intolerant for free speech?
 
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April 2012
 
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January/February 2012
Zola inspired other writers and artists to defend the jailed Jewish officer. Yet he himself was not free of the taint of anti-Semitism
 
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July/August 2011
Book review of G.K. Chesterton: A Biography by Ian Ker
 
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May 2011
A.C. Grayling's not-so-good book just reinforces quite how special are other holy texts
 
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July/August 2010
Men are living for longer than ever and their late-life crises provide a rich seam for the novelist to mine
 
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July/August 2009

‘In the 1950s, Evelyn Waugh and Graham Greene wrote triumphalist Catholic novels with miracles as part of the story — Brideshead Revisited, The End of the Affair. They were bestsellers. Since Vatican II, however, the tenor of Catholic fiction has been doubt, dissent and disillusion.

 
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June 2009
Fires of Faith: Catholic England under Mary Tudor by Eamon Duffy
 
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September 2008
Our Times. The Age of Elizabeth II by A.N. Wilson
 
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About Piers Paul Read

Piers Paul Read is the author of reportage (Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors), history (The Templars), biography (Alec Guinness), collected journalism and fiction. His most recent works are The Misogynist, a novel, and The Dreyfus Affair (both published by Bloomsbury).

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