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I remember my saintly mother telling a “fib” once…

February 19th, 2010 | By Nicholas Gray | Category: Bibles Direct Latest
Default Image I remember my saintly mother telling a ‘fib’ only once. (This is a British expression for ‘misspeaking’, as  some politicians are wont to say.) A missionary was visiting our family home for Sunday lunch after church. My mother had  bought  a delicious-looking apple pie from the local bakery for dessert.  It looked home made, but it wasn’t. “Would you be baking this delicious pie, Lois?” said the missionary. “Sure”, she said, “Momma’s apple pie!” and glared at me in case the boy gave the game away. Now it’s my turn to confess. As you may know, our best bibles are bound in

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When Robert Allan first opened the doors…..

February 12th, 2010 | By Nicholas Gray | Category: Bibles Direct Latest, RL Allans Limited Editions
Default Image When Robert Allan first opened the doors of his Bible publishing office on Glasgow's famous Sauchiehall Street back in 1863, he could hardly have dreamed that almost 150 years later, those same storefront premises would house a French patisserie selling continental delicacies. In 1903 a couple of blocks away, my grandfather started work as a Christian publisher, and then in 1970 my father merged our family business with the Allan Bible firm . Robert Allan was a 'King James' man - in Victorian times there wasn't much choice.  The KJV was The Bible, so R. L .Allan became known for our fine-bound Authorized Version Bibles, and still are

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