Visiting Mrs. May Dallimore

I am currently working on a biography of the late pastor-historian Arnold Dallimore, author of the magnificent two-volume biography of George Whitefield. My book is to be published with Evangelical Press in the UK. My original deadline for the first draft was January 2012. As with most deadlines, I look back on it with fond, if not nervous memories. I’m only on chapter three…

Last autumn I took the opportunity to visit Dr. Dallimore’s widow, May Dallimore, to interview her about her husband. I was so struck by my time with her that I put pen to paper and sent off a piece to Grace Magazine in Britain about my first interview experience. I’ve entitled it “Visiting Mrs. May Dallimore” (click here–oddly, you’ll be sent to another link, click that one also). Actually, my original title was “Visiting Mrs. Dallimore,” which was a play on Martin Amis’ “Visiting Mrs. Nabokov.” But, as editors are wont to do, the title was changed.