Unearthly beauty: Through Advent with the saints by Magdalen Smith

There is a wealth of Advent reading now available from the Abbey Shop in the Close, and the bookstall in the Abbey.

My personal favourite – because I like the autobiographical dimension and the anecdotes – is Unearthly beauty: Through Advent with the saints. It is by Magdalen Smith, who is Director of Ordinands in the Chester Diocese. She has a background in the visual arts and an obvious eye for spotting holiness in unexpected places. It is a delight, at the discounted price of £6.95.