‘Hester and Sophie’ by John Lampen

Review by Alice Hardy

Close-up of book cover. | Photo: 'Hester and Sophie' by John Lampen.

There is a scene about halfway through this book where one of the main characters, Hester, and her mum are talking about the Quaker view on God and spirituality.

I said, “Him?”

“Well, her if you like – or even it. I don’t think of God as a big Daddy in the sky. I picture God as a spirit of light.”

This was getting a bit deep for me.

“Well, thanks,” I said. “I’d better go and begin my reading.”

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