On The Shelves – 12 Birds to Save Your Life

Charlie Corbett (C1 1990-95) has written a book, “12 Birds to Save Your Life – Finding Happiness in Nature“, due to be published in June. “Can you recognise the cheerful chirrups of the house sparrow? A song thrush singing out at winter’s darkest hour? Or the beautiful, haunting call of the curlew? At a time […]

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On the Shelves – The Art Museum in Modern Times

Charles Saumarez Smith (C1 1967-71) has written a book The Art Museum in Modern Times looking at how art museums changed in the past century and where they are heading in the future due to be published in March 2021. “A compelling examination of the art museum, this sweeping book explores how the architecture, vision, […]

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On the Shelves: I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

Jonny Oates (PR 1982-87), British Liberal Democrat politician and member of the House of Lords, has published his autobiography, I Never Promised You A Rose Garden.   “Aged fifteen and armed with a credit card stolen from his father, Jonny Oates ran away from home and boarded a plane to Addis Ababa. His plan? To […]

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On the Shelves – Martha by Walker Zupp (B1 2012-14)

Walker Zupp (B1 2012-14) has published Martha, a dystopian detective novel set in a future of civil wars and hallucinogenic drugs. Find out more and order the book here.   “Zupp’s bleak vision of the future is, unfortunately, all too convincing, and his darkly comic prose offers perhaps the best means of facing it as […]

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On the Shelves – “Public Schools and the Second World War”

David Walsh (C1 1960-65) has, with Sir Anthony Seldon, published “Public Schools and the Second World War”. The book follows on from the first book “Public Schools and the Great War”, and revisits those same schools in the Second World War. “Privileged conservative traditions of private schools were challenged in the inter-war years by the […]

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On the Shelves – The Storm

Amanda Jennings (PR 1989-91) has published her latest novel, The Storm. “To the outside world Hannah married the perfect man. Behind the closed doors of their imposing home it’s a very different story. Nathan controls everything Hannah does. He chooses her clothes, checks her receipts, and keeps her passport locked away. But why does she […]

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On the Shelves – Murder in St Pauls

Richard Dale (SU 1957-61) has published Murder in St Pauls. A murder mystery set in turbulent pre-Reformation London, Richard Dale’s book has excellent reviews and is available now. Find out more here but don’t forget to try your local bookshop!

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On the Shelves – The Rev Douglas Dales

The Rev. Douglas Dales (CR 1984-2012) published three studies of St Bonaventure. Bonaventure lived in the thirteenth century and was a leader of the Franciscans a theologian and spiritual teacher. Rev. Dales said, “You can learn a great deal about Christianity from his writings and these two books are designed to make what he thought […]

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