Many monographs and even publications of conference papers (as this is) are out of reach for anyone other than specialists or libraries because of high cost: it may seem an odd place to start a review, but this collection is exceedingly good value for a balanced, lively, accessible, and nonetheless academically rigorous offering. This volume is an edited compendium of papers (and in one case, a paper submitted but not offered) from two conferences in 2019 commemorating the 350th anniversary of Susanna Wesley’s birth in 1669. The four essays in part one of the book, ‘Susanna Wesley; “a bright succession”’, reflect critically on aspects of Susanna Wesley’s life and legacy, including her marriage, her approach and attitude to female education, and her influence on her son John. These were offered at the first of the two conferences, in July 2019. The contributions in parts two and three of the book...

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