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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 4:39 pm 
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Come Rack! Come Rope!, by Msgr. Robert Hugh Benson. Joseph Pearce wrote of this book:

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In Come Rack! Come Rope!, possibly the finest of Benson's historical novels, the whole period of the Reformation is brought to blood-curdling life. With a meticulous approach to period detail, Come Rack! Come Rope! leaps from the page with historical realism. The reader is transported to the time of persecution in England when priests were put to a slow and tortuous death. The terror and tension of the tale grips the reader as tightly as it grips the leading characters who courageously witness to their faith in a hostile and deadly environment. Few novels have so successfully brought the past so potently to life.


You can find other works by Msgr. Benson on Project Gutenberg by doing an author search. Currently available are:

Dawn of All
The History of Richard Raynal, Solitary
Lord of the World
The Necromancers

I am responsible for all but the last (fully in the case of Dawn of All and Lord of the World, and as Distributed Proofreaders project manager for The History of Richard Raynal, Solitary and Come Rack! Come Rope!), so please feel free to let me know about any typos you think you've found.

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Excellent book, I've read it several times!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2005 5:58 pm 
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And now, Oddsfish!, a good book with an odd name (being a 17th century mild oath, like "darn", apparently). It deals with the reign of Charles II, last Catholic King of England.

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You can get the hard copies from Angelus Press if you wish, although I might scruples ordering from a schismatic publishing company (I did get my old missals from them though).

http://www.angeluspress.org/fiction.htm Just scroll down to the bottom.


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There's another guy working on republishing Benson's work who's not associated with Angelus press. By all means, purchase hard copies if you like, but the on-line ones are 100% free. (But then it's hard to lie in bed and read with one's computer.)

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Add Paradoxes of Catholicism to the list. For those who remember SAM, he went throught his book with his collegiate reading book a few months ago. It's nonfiction, apologetics.

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