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Norah Lofts remarkable novel retells the story of the Nativity from the Annunciation to the Birth of Christ, and in it she has sought to reveal the motives and emotions of the characters as they converged on the humble stable in Bethlehem. With immense care and a superb sense of history she has re-created this most wonderful of tales with compassion, understanding, freshness and faith. It opens in Nazareth where Mary, who has been visited by the Angel Gabriel, prepared for her forthcoming marriage to Joseph and shows with astonishing clarity the fears and joys she felt as she learned of her appointed task. The author has combined all her talents as historian, psychologist and writer to produce a novel which is scholarly, moving and intensely readable.
Used availability for Norah Lofts's How Far to Bethlehem
December 1991 : USA Hardback
February 1974 : UK Hardback
August 2012 : UK Paperback
June 1978 : USA Paperback
1975 : UK Paperback
November 1971 : UK Mass Market Paperback
1967 : UK Mass Market Paperback
Title: How Far to Bethlehem?
Author(s): Norah Lofts
ISBN: 0-09-000010-2 / 978-0-09-000010-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow Books
August 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition