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Diana Barsham

Diana Barsham is a cultural historian and biographer with a special interest in lives that combine the secular and the spiritual. She has published several books in this field including a ground-breaking study of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and another on the Victorian women’s movement and alternative spiritualities. Her interest in Mary Magdalene derives from her work at the University of New York in London where she taught courses on ancient culture and early Christianity. She currently lives in Provence where The Touch of the Magdalene is set and in Somerset where there are many churches dedicated to the saint.

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The Touch of the Magdalene

Mary Magdalene was the intimate companion of Christ, a woman who knew more about him and his extraordinary mission than anyone else. The Magdalene herself remains something of a mystery. After proclaiming Christ’s resurrection from the dead, this colourful woman disappears from the story of the ne...

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