ISBN 9780007360888,The Spiral Staircase : A Memoir

The Spiral Staircase : A Memoir



Harpercollins Publisher

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9780007360888

ISBN-10 0007360886


Number of Pages 368 Pages
Language (English)

Religious groups

An exceptionally impressive autobiography...Karen Armstrong's account of her spiralling journey provokes thought and inspires respect.'Daily Telegraph 'The book deserves many readers...Karen Armstrong must be a woman of iron to have survived, made a career and a life.' Hilary Mantel 'Admirably lucid...she gives a more exact and vivid account of the pleasures of writing than any I have seen.' Sunday Times 'Unputdownable - absorbing, moving.' Daily Mail 'A subtle and funny memoir.' Sunday Telegraph 'Armstrong manages to put into words something that most of us cannot express.' New Statesman About the Author Karen Armstrong spent seven years as a Roman Catholic nun and now teaches at the Leo Baeck College for the Study of Judaism and the Training of Rabbis and Teachers. A regular reviewer for the Sunday Times, her books include 'A History of God', 'Holy War', 'The Gospel According to Women', 'The Battle for God, Islam: A Short History' and 'Through the Narrow Gate'. Her work has been translated into forty languages. She is the author of three television documentaries. In 1999 she was awarded the Muslim Public Affairs Council Media Award. Since September 11, 2001 she has been a frequent contributor to conferences, panels, newspapers and periodicals on both sides of the Atlantic on the subject of Islam and fundamentalism. She lives in London.