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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‘Bouncy The Tennis Ball’ website launched

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 […]

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Lauren Child publishes final book in Ruby Redfort series

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 […]

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King Lear In Brooklyn

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 […]

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Robert Stedall’s new book

ROBERT Stedall’s (LI 1956-60) latest book Men of Substance: The London Livery Companies’ Reluctant Part in the Plantation of Ulster is due to be published at the end of September. You can read the summary and order the book here.

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Ned’s Circus of Marvels

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 […]

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Grantchester Mysteries

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.

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On The Shelves – ‘In Her Wake’

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 […]

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‘Salisbury in the Great War’

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 […]

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