The physical remains of the holy dead were hugely important from the earliest years of Christianity. Whereas Roman culture had seen human corpses as menacing and polluting, Christians saw them - or the holiest of them at least - as one of the most direct ways of accessing the power and virtues of the heavenly realm. For many millions of modern Catholic and Orthodox Christians, of course, this continues to be the case.

Publication date for 2012

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Bone-Thief is due out from Ebury Publishing next year. We are exploring the possibility of a book-launch in association with the Jorvik Viking Festival in York, but that’s only February, which doesn’t give us much time.