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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On the Shelves – Interfaith Worship and Prayer

In 2019, Christopher Lewis (C2 1957-61) published his book Interfaith Worship and Prayer; We Must Pray Together. This ground-breaking book contains contributions from 12 different religious traditions: Hinduism, African Traditional Religion, Judaism, Jainism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Shintoism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, Unitarianism and Bahá’í. Interfaith worship and prayer can be complex, but this book demonstrates that in […]

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On the Shelves – Stars Before Bedtime

Dr Jessamy Hibberd (EL 1993-98) has published Stars Before Bedtime: A Mindful Fall Asleep Book, part of the Before Bedtime series. “In this fast-paced world, relaxing and preparing for sleep can be difficult for children. This beautiful, fact-filled book helps ease bedtime struggles with mindfulness, muscle relaxation, gentle yoga poses, visualisation and other exercises proven […]

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On The Shelves On World Book Day

As seems appropriate on World Book Day, we have books from two OMs to share! Firstly, Richard Brown (C1 1970-74) has published two books which both use some aspects of his veterinary career as background. The first is A Classical Vet in Modern Times and tells of the encounters of a rural vet: the (unusual) […]

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On the Shelves – The Thunderer: The Life and Times of John Walter II

Christopher McKane (CO 1959-64) has published The Thunderer: The Life and Times of John Water II. John Walter II (1776-1847) was controller of The Times newspaper for 44 years. As a qualified Master Printer he introduced the world’s first steam presses, an overnight strategy that outflanked his mutinous printers. He can rightly be called one […]

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On the Shelves – That’s Mental

Amanda Rosenberg (NC 1999-2004) has published a book about her long struggle with mental health titled, That’s Mental: Painfully Funny Things That Drive Me Crazy About Being Mentally Ill. “Raw, witty, and unapologetic, That’s Mental is a collection of laugh-out-loud funny, confessional essays about the inappropriate, devastating, and strangely amusing side to being mentally ill. […]

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On the Shelves – Churchill’s Colonel

The grandson of Anthony Barne (B2 1920-23), Charles Barne, has collated and published his grandfather’s WW2 diaries, Churchill’s Colonel; The War Diaries of Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Barne. Anthony Barne started his diary in August 1939 as a young, recently-married captain in the Royal Dragoons stationed in Palestine. He wrote an entry for every day of […]

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Dr Jessamy Hibberd (EL 1993-98)

Dr Jessamy Hibberd’s (EL 1993-98) book, The Imposter Cure, has made the top 15 on Amazon and now has a bestseller tag – ranking number one in popular psychology, scientific psychology and psychiatry and the self, ego and personality. Click here to view the listing on Amazon.

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On The Shelves – The Imposter Cure

Jessamy Hibberd (EL 1993-98) has written her 7th book – The Imposter Cure, out on June 13th. The Imposter Cure explores the psychological impact of imposter syndrome and exposes the secrets fears and insecurities felt by millions of men and women. It’s the first book she has written on her own having previously co-authored the […]

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On the Shelves – Keeping the Old Flag Flying

During the 1st World War, thousands of captured Allied combatants were dispatched to neutral countries to await the end of the conflict. Their stories are seldom told. Old Marlburian and Canadian soldier Kenneth Foyster (B1 1894-98) was one of them. He fought at Ypres in 1915, was wounded, captured, imprisoned then found himself interned in […]

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On the Shelves – Balance of Power

Dr Jo Iddon (SU 1987-89) has published Balance of Power, a novel about the shifting relationships in a growing family. One review said: “Every book club in the land should read and discuss the implications of Dr Jo Iddon’s “Balance of Power” for improving our understanding of the dynamics of modern relationships and family life. […]

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Midnight at Moonstone by Lara Flecker (CO 1987-89)

“A twelve year-old girl named Kit is none too welcome when she runs away to her grandfather’s moribund costume museum and home – where her late mother was brought up.  But can she save the building from a greedy, lying, cheating property developer – the splendidly named Mr Finn Scudder?” Midnight at Moonstone is the […]

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On The Shelves – Flush, Illustrated by Katyuli Lloyd

KATYULI Lloyd (MO 1998-2003) returned to College to speak to pupils at both the Hundreds Career Speed dating event on the 31st Jan and last week, as part of Visual Arts week, about her path to becoming an illustrator and how she developed her style of illustration. You can read a review by Nicole Egorova […]

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On The Shelves – The Child’s World (Third Edition)

DR Dendy Platt’s (CO 1966-71) co-edited book, The Child’s World Third Edition, has now been published. The book draws on his experience in practice, research and teaching on the assessment of children in need and their families. This new edition was comprehensively re-written, updated and extended, and will be of interest to a wide range […]

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On the Shelves – The Life of John Andre

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.  

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