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I, Julian

The Fictional Autobiography of Julian of Norwich [Hardback]

by Claire Gilbert

I, Julian is a fictional autobiography of the 14th century English mystic, Julian of Norwich. It offers readers a glimpse into Julian's life and spiritual journey through a captivating narrative.

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  • I, Julian is a powerful fiction account of Julian of Norwich

  • Told as a fictional autobiography, I, Julian offers a unique look at the renown Christian mystic

  • Author

    Claire Gilbert

  • Book Format

    Hardback

  • Publisher

    John Murray Press

  • Published

    April 2023

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‘Claire Gilbert inhabits Julian of Norwich in the way that Hilary Mantel immersed herself in Cromwell. This is living fiction.’ – Sarah Sands

‘So I will write in English, pressing new words from this beautiful plain language spoken by all. Not courtly French to introduce God politely. Not church Latin to construct arguments. English to show it as it is. Even though it is not safe to do so.’

From the author of Miles to Go before I Sleep comes I, Julian, the account of a medieval woman who dares to tell her own story, battling grief, plague, the church and societal expectations to do so. Compelled by the powerful visions she had when close to death, Julian finds a way to live a life of freedom – as an anchoress, bricked up in a small room on the side of a church – and to write of what she has seen. The result, passed from hand to hand, is the first book to be written by a woman in English.

Tender, luminous, meditative and powerful, Julian writes of her love for God, and God’s love for the whole of creation. ‘All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well.’

‘Written with profound insight, spiritual and psychological, and a rare sensitivity to the everyday world of the fourteenth century, I, Julian is a brilliantly illuminating companion to one of the greatest works of spiritual writing in English.’ Rowan Williams, Magdalene College, Cambridge University

Specification

  • Author

    Claire Gilbert

  • Book Format

    Hardback

  • Publisher

    John Murray Press

  • Published

    April 2023

  • Weight

    460g

  • Dimensions

    144 x 220 x 34 mm

  • ISBN

    9781399807524

  • ISBN-10

    1399807528

  • Eden Code

    5705594

More Information

  • Author/Creator: Claire Gilbert

  • ISBN: 9781399807524

  • Publisher: John Murray Press

  • Release Date: April 2023

  • Weight: 460g

  • Dimensions: 144 x 220 x 34 mm

  • Eden Code: 5705594


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