Nuns. Those habit-wearing, good-habit-enforcing ladies of virtue. One could be forgiven for thinking that a search for tomes about Nuns could turn out to be a banal and unrewarding exercise. As it turns out though, one would be mistaken.
For those unfamiliar with Bruce’s Lucky Dip feature, it involves my good self entering a particular search term into the Book Depository’s mighty search engine, and collecting the most interesting and unexpected results for your perusal. To that end, I present to you some of the fruits of this most enlightening of search terms…..”Nuns”….arranged in ascending order of raised-eyebrow-height:
Nuns Having Fun Calendar 2013
The perfect gift for those misguided souls who believe that nuns do little more than eat, pray and love.
Nuns Behaving Badly: Tales of Music, Magic, Art and Arson in the Convents of Italy
I can only assume that the arson resulted from overzealous use of candles during Adoration.
Nun Bowling Kit
This delightful little kit provides the perfect post-Christmas-dinner activity for everyone from Great-Grandma Mary down to little baby Paddy. As the tagline promises, “It’s Sinfully Fun!”
Flying Nuns Kit
For the slightly more irreverent nun-fancier, this kit includes a miniature catapult and Judgement Day landing mat. Alternately, use it as a platform for giving expression to your repressed desire to be Sally Field.
For the most extreme of nun ninjas (or nunjas, as I prefer to think of them), those with aggression impulse control issues relating to early experiences in Catholic schooling, or simply those who support the practical application of the hymn “Onward Christian Soldiers”, these nun-chucks actually have nun-shaped handles. Genius.
The Secret Life of Nuns
Nuns. In compromising positions. Not for good boys and girls.
So there you have it. Just a smattering of the nunexpected on offer for those prepared to delve into more spirited forms of book-hunting. As ever, please feel free to chime in with your own nun-related tomes!
Until next time,