“The Boys” is an affectionate term sometimes used to describe the outstanding portraits of Jacob and his twelve sons by the Spanish artist Francisco de Zurbarán, housed at Auckland Castle in Bishop Auckland.
This is an unusual practical book which provides a concise and readable introduction to the paintings and encourages the reader to take time to “listen to the boys.” After some useful introductory pages about the background to the paintings, the substance of the book contains reproductions of each of the paintings along with reflections and questions to stimulate the reader to record their own personal reflections and responses.£6.99
Celtic Sites & SaintsThe Two Saints Way is a new 92 mile pilgrimage route between the cathedral cities of Chester and Lichfield. Its historic sites, beautiful scenery and hidden treasures provide a perfect opportunity to connect with the past, and find peace in the present. This accompanying 144 page guide, written by the route's creator David Pott, is packed with pictures, facts, and maps that make walking the route easy and informative. 'This superb new guidebook is as clear and colourful as it is full of detail. It will enable users to get the very best out of every section of the route, whetting the appetite of those planning a trip, and serving as a souvenir for those looking back on the experience.' The Very Revd Dr Pete Wilcox Dean of Liverpool Cathedral and formerly Canon Chancellor of Lichfield Cathedral. This guidebook is currently out of print until autumn 2019. In the interim the Two Saints Way team have made available a downloadable PDF version of the guidebook and the link to the website is: https://bit.ly/2EQ8wwQ. There is also a new website available here: www.twosaintsway.co.uk£12.99£12.99