sv podcast – for thy great pain, have mercy on my little pain

In this month’s podcast Holly & Darren review the debut novel, For Thy Great Pain, Have Mercy On My Little Pain, by Victoria MacKenzie. It’s a short novel, published earlier this year, and is about the lives of two fourteenth-century mystics, Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe.

Vividly and beautifully written, it explores medieval women’s lives, the effects of grief and trauma, and the genesis of women’s writing. And. Much. More.

We also bring you up-to-date about our uncoupling from Twitter/X – no more updates from us there, oh no. Find us on Facebook and NOW (*small drum roll*) you can subscribe to email updates, and interact with us, via Substack.

Margery Kempe and Julian of Norwich would have been AMAZING on Substack.

Also getting a mention in this podcast:
Anthony Bale
Karen Armstrong
Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
Debbie White

Sensual, vivid and humane, For Thy Great Pain Have Mercy On My Little Pain cracks history open to reveal the lives of two extraordinary women.” Bloomsbury

This podcast was recorded on Thursday 5 October 2023. Available from Apple Podcasts , TuneIn Radio, and via your favourite podcast App.
Duration: 41’59 minutes.
Theme music by Nicolai Heidlas.

Home page: Julian of Norwich statue photo via Wikimedia Commons

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