Roe documents Franklin's innumerable friendships, which included the feminist writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, whom she called a "vivific
force," and the Burleigh-Griffins, the American architects who designed Canberra.
I've wrestled with some strange characters and complicated situations in my day, and it was vivific
to be in the firing line again.
The quotations from Nevin (for example, 'The living energy, the vivific
virtue...of Christ's flesh, is made to flow over into the communicant, making him more and more one with Christ himself', quoted p.