THE new book by Doug Ronald (B2 1964-68) is due to be published in February 2019. The Life of John Andre is a new biography of John André, head of British secret services in the Revolutionary War, who was captured in 1780 and hanged as a spy. You can pre-order it here.
The new book by Cressida Cowell (BH 1982-84), “The Wizards of Once: Twice Magic”, was published in September. The book, set in “a land of wizards, warriors, mythical creatures and powerful magic in an exciting new fantasy adventure” is the second in the Wizard of Once series.
NEIL Hall (SU 1961-63) and his son have launched their new fun interactive ‘Bouncy The Tennis Ball’ website. An interactive site, aimed at children, set in the world of tennis in sunny California. you can also buy and download, through the website, Bouncy’s ‘First Great Adventure’ which is the first in a planned series of […]
LAUREN Child (B1 1982-84) (known as Helen when at Marlborough), has published the final book in her Ruby Redfort series, Blink and You Die. Lauren Child has written many bestselling and award-winning books, including the Charlie and Lola and the Clarice Bean series. She has won numerous awards including the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal and […]
MICHAEL Pennington (PR 1957-61), who toured as Lear in Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy King Lear this year, has published a book about his experiences. “King Lear In Brooklyn” is Pennington’s meditations on grappling with Shakespeare’s greatest role, and gives a fascinating insight into the punishing mental and physical impact the role can have on those who […]
JUSTIN Blampied (B3 1986-90), who writes under the name of Justin Fisher, has written a fantastic book for 9-14 year olds that has been published by Harper Collins. Ned’s Circus of Marvels, the first of a trilogy: From exciting debut author, Justin Fisher, comes this rip-roaring, page-turning new magical adventure. Ned Waddlesworth has always considered […]
JAMES Runcie’s (B2 1972-77) eagerly anticipated fifth instalment in the Grantchester Mysteries series, Sidney Chambers and the Dangers of Temptation, was published on 2nd June 2016. “From the theft of an heirloom to an ominous case of blackmail, Sidney is once again rushed off his feet”. Click here for more.
ANDY Beckett (SU 1983-88), author of Promised You a Miracle UK 80-82 – was recently interviewed by Radcliffe and Maconie about his book on Radio 6 Music. “The early 1980s in Britain were a time of hope, and of dread: of Cold War tension and imminent conflict, when crowds in the street could mean an […]
AMANDA Jennings (née Bone) (PR 1989–91) has published a novel In Her Wake. About the novel: A tragic family event reveals devastating news that rips apart Bella’s comfortable existence. Embarking on a personal journey to uncover the truth, she faces a series of traumatic discoveries that take her to the ruggedly beautiful Cornish coast, where […]