Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa : Beyond the Image

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There are few contemporary saints in our increasingly materialistic age, yet Mother Teresa, as champion of the world's poor, was until recently been universally acclaimed as a rare example. Since 1990, however, the mood has been changing. This diminutive Albanian nun, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, was accused of personal hypocrisy. Christopher Hitchins dubbed her 'Hell's angel', whilst the editor of The Lancet has complained about the poor standards of her medical facilites and her denial od powerful analgesics to those in pain, while in contrast she accepts first class medical treatment for herself. In this fascinating biography Anne Sebba reveals the truth behind Mother Teresa and her Missionariesof Charity. Hers was an extraordinary life, full of paradox and hypocrisy, but also one of enormous courage, love and determanation.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 24mm | 222.26g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion mass market paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 8pp b&w photographs
  • 0752816322
  • 9780752816326

About Anne Sebba

Anne Sebba read History at King's College London then joined Reuters as a foreign correspondent based in London and Rome. She has written eight works of non-fiction, mostly about iconic women, presented BBC radio documentaries, and is an accredited Nadfas lecturer. She is married with three children.show more