Normally, I resist short personal posts. But, right now, my resistance is breaking down!
For, as I mentioned before, my book The Gentle Traditionalist recently made the Number One Best Seller position at Amazon UK in Catholic books.
But it’s now been knocked down to Number Two – by Pope Francis’s new book!
Thus I can now say I’ve been “Pipped at the Post by the Pope!”
I am not sure whether my American readers etc will know this expression – but in Ireland and Britain it means to be ‘narrowly beaten’.
And the margin is still narrow. The Gentle Traditionalist is selling pretty much the same – Deo Gratias! – but Pope Francis has pulled ahead!
Something to remember with a smile …
Finally, I will just say again that I am very, very slow with correspondence. Please forgive me – I’m not at all used to this! And, as I’ve mentioned before, despite months of near daily lessons, I could never learn to type. (Nor can I swim or drive – I suffer some very minor physical coordination problems.) Anyway, I say this just in case you are one of the folk waiting … Too long in certain instances.
Foreword for Monarchy by Roger Buck
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