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LMB My whispered yes

10 Books to Read in 2016 -- Helena by Evelyn Waugh

Everyone talks about Evelyn Waugh, although usually they're discussing Brideshead Revisited. But I've wanted to read his fictional biography of Saint Helena ever since our rector put the prayer Waugh had her pray to the Magi in our Epiphany order of service. The prayer has a good deal more punch after reading the whole story—and I say that as someone who cries every time she reads it.

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By the way, this is the first of Waugh's novels I've read. Would anyone like to recommend a second?