Richard Lunn

Richard Lunn reviews 'The Fighting Spirit of East Timor: The life of Martinho da Costa Lopes' by Rowena Lennox

October 2000, no. 225 01 October 2000
Richard Lunn reviews 'The Fighting Spirit of East Timor: The life of Martinho da Costa Lopes' by Rowena Lennox
As bookshops and bestseller lists fill up with new biographies about celebrities, criminals, tycoons, and sporting heroes, Pluto Press has come out with the story of a small, fat, generally unheard-of priest, Monsignor Martinho da Costa Lopes. Unlike the mega-books it fails completely to surprise us with the sexual preferences of the famous or inform us how to make a million dollars over lunch. It ... (read more)