The Dancing Sun: Journeys to the Miracle Shrines
Desmond Seward

The Dancing Sun: Journeys to the Miracle Shrines

Seeking reassurance for his waning belief, Seward resolved to visit the seven European shrines where the Virgin had materialised during the twentieth century, beginning with Medjugorje. He hated it on sight but, next morning, was overwhelmed by a powerful sense of peace. His journeys – and this extraordinary spiritual travel book – end at the shrine of Fatima in Portugal, scene of the earliest manifestation, where that the ‘third secret’ was given to three peasant children in 1917.

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  • Author: Desmond Seward
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Desmond Seward

Desmond Seward

Desmond Seward was born in Paris and educated at Ampleforth and St Catharine's College, Cambridge. He is the author of many books including The Monks of War: The Military Religious Orders, The Hundred Years War, The Wars of the Roses, Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry V as Warlord, Josephus, Masada and the Fall of Judaea (da Capo, US, April 2009), Wings over the Desert: in action with an RFC pilot in Palestine 1916-18 (Haynes Military, July 2009) and Old Puglia: A Portrait of South Eastern Italy (Haus August 2009). Forthcoming is The Last White Rose: the Spectre at the Tudor Court 1485-1547 (C...
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Book Reviews

  • "...a travelogue-cum-autobiography which is both tender and honest. Whether you believe him is irrelevant to the pleasure his book will give."
    Daily Telegraph
  • "Seward’s style is an attractive mixture of reportage and travel writing. If he convinces, it is by the velvet elegance of his prose and by his evident sincerity"
    Literary Review
  • "...what a good book this makes; one of the best published in 1993 in my opinion. It is honest, well-informed. It is honest, well-informed and beautifully written."
    Evening Standard