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Sister Wendy Recording of Julian of Norwich’s Revelations of Divine Love

A recording of Sister Wendy Beckett reading Julian of Norwich's Revelations of Divine Love has been released to the public 28 years after it was first made.

Sister Wendy created the recording of Julian of Norwich‘s Revelations of Divine Love in 1993, but it was never released to the public. Twenty-eight years later has been finally been released as an audio CD.

Donna K. Triggs, the publisher who originally worked with Sister Wendy to create the master recording.

Sister Wendy said at the time: “When I was at Oxford I studied Julian in the original and it made a great impression on me. My copy was a very small leather bound book and it had the lovely small of sandalwood that old books sometimes have. Julian is forever associated in my mind with sandalwood and I hope that a sandalwood small comes across in the recording.”

Sister Wendy Beckett (1930-2018) became a household name when she presented a series of television programmes for the BBC on Art History. She is the author of over 15 books. She spent the latter part of her life living in seclusion in a Carmelite Monastery in Norfolk.

Revelations of Divine Love by Dame Julian of Norwich (1343-after 1416) is the earliest surviving book in English written by a woman and is considered a devotional classic.

Revelations of Divine Love by Julian of Norwich read by Sister Wendy Beckett Audio CD (ISBN 9781527281189) is available to order from all good bookshops, including Waterstones. This audio version was adapted for Sister Wendy by Donna K. Triggs from a translation by M L Del Mastro.