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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
“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 […]
As part of World Book Day, Children’s Laureate Lauren Child (B1 1982-84) tells BBC Newsround how she comes up with her stories. You can see the interview here.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
NEIL Hall’s (SU 1961-63) latest book ‘Salisbury in the Great War’ will soon be available. Published by PEN and SWORD MILITARY (ISBN-10 1473843731) – you can pre-order here. Available from all good bookshops from Saturday 30th May. ‘The war invisibly regulated our lives’, commented a Salisbury resident when recalling the calamity known as the Great […]