Saints & Sinners of the Marches


Michael Tavinor


“The dean of Hereford has compiled a delightful book – a cross between John Aubrey’s famous Brief Lives, Thomas Fuller’s The Worthies of England and an ecclesiastical calendar of local saints and, from time to time, villains. Few pages are devoid of someone or something upon which to ponder and reflect, but equally, to fill us with grateful surprise that this ancient area of the Marches succeeded in producing, over the centuries, so many extraordinary saints and sinners.” – Sir Roy Strong

The Very Reverend Michael Tavinor has been dean of Hereford since 2002. A long interest in the saints and a fondness for anthologies led him to apply this medium to the lovely part of England where he now lives. Canon Sandy Elliott has worked in Herefordshire as a teacher, artist and designer for 40 years. She has a wide-ranging interest in art, religion and the history of Hereford and the Marches. She is a lay member of the Chapter of Hereford Cathedral.

Hardback | 400 pages | 260 x 210 mm | 2012
366 b&w illustrations, text printed in red and black
ISBN 978-1-906663-61-2


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