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A Silent Melody

An Experience of Contemporary Spiritual Life

Shirley du Boulay


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‘We are, whether we like it or not, religious animals, who started to worship gods early in our existence and who were creating religions as we painted the walls of our caves. We, the human race, are a God-seeking people.’

As an acclaimed producer of religious documentaries for the BBC, then a leading biographer of religious figures including Desmond Tutu and Cicely Saunders, Shirley du Boulay has been at the centre of most of the major religious and spiritual movements of the last 50 years - her insight into both personal and organised belief is matched by few.

A Silent Melody is an honest and elegant exploration of our spiritual nature, written in the form of a personal memoir.

Darton Longman & Todd Ltd, 9780232530742, 208pp.

Publication Date: February 26, 2014

About the Author

Shirley du Boulay was for twelve years a television producer in the religious department of the BBC. She resigned in 1978 and has since written several books, including one on pilgrimage and biographies of Desmond Tutu, Dame Cicely Saunders, St Teresa of Avila, Bede Griffiths and Abhishiktananda.