Why do we keep coming back to Giles Fraser and Tom Wright? Perhaps because there are so few characters in the modern Church of England, although Arun Arora looks promising. Bishop Tom was at Southwark Cathedral last Friday to launch his latest book, When God Became King. He has now written over 50 books and must be a good bet to overtake Barbara Cartland, who managed to turn out at least four a year. The bishop was on good form at the launch, telling of an amusing encounter with a US immigration official. Looking at the passport in front of him and realising that Tom was a bishop, the officer asked him to recite John 3:16. The bishop obliged – in Greek. SPCK hosted the event and Southwark Cathedral provided hospitality. It is good to know that under the leadership of Simon Kingston SPCK’s publishing arm does not look set to follow the bookshops into liquidation. Despite the economic downturn, over 90 books a year are being published. Almost all of them, and some back numbers, can now be found on Kindle but interestingly digital books account for only five per cent of sales.