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Christ’s Hospital: Tradition with Vision celebrates nearly five centuries of a unique independent school founded in 1552 to educate and support disadvantaged children. Through an interwoven collection of poetry and essays, contributors focus on the positive impact, ethos, tradition and vision that Christ’s Hospital represents. Reviewing history and anticipating the school’s quincentenary in 2052, this book poses key questions about the challenges of coming decades in secondary education and society generally, considering as it does so some of the contributions Christ’s Hospital might make to a changing world.

All proceeds of the book support the Benevolent Society of Blues. 

Reviews of this book:

“This unique look at Christ’s Hospital brings memory and imagination together…. I’ve discovered a heritage and thriving affection that looms large in the minds and hearts of Old Blues around the world today.”

(Professor Jeffrey Barbeau Wheaton College, USA; Associate Editor, The Coleridge Bulletin)

“Tucked away in the pages of this book are fascinating nuggets.  Let the great debate on CH develop imaginatively in fulfilment of the 1552 charitable mission.”

(Andrew Cosedge London, Chair, Benevolent Society of Blues)

“This delightful anthology of poetry and prose celebrates the traditional charitable mission, ethos and ideals of Christ’s Hospital since its foundation by King Edward VI in 1552.  It deserves to be widely read.”

(Stanley Johnson Somerset, Environmentalist, European Politician)

Excerpt from the Book:

“In recent years, Christ’s Hospital has extended its welcome, not only to those from disadvantaged backgrounds, but also to all who wish to experience an education of breadth, rich variety, and excellence.  And individuals from across the globe have been drawn to the school as a result.  This recent shift is a testament to how Christ’s Hospital has been able to flourish for over 450 years, adapting constantly to the surrounding political and socio-economic environment, surviving the Great Fire of London in 1666; its relocations to Horsham in 1902 and from Hertford in 1985; and, more significantly, World Wars I and II to which the school lost some 600 Old Blues.  In terms of withstanding time, Christ’s Hospital has proved to be especially successful and resilient.  The ability of the school to successfully adapt to its surroundings is possible, in part, through its foresight and continuous engagement with the wider community.  The factors have allowed the school accurately to determine social conditions and to take appropriate action to preserve the continuation of the school.  The remit has extended to looking into the future to determine what role the school can play on a national and international platform.”

 

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When, after 18 unexplained miscarriages, Louise Warneford was finally able to carry a baby to full-term, she felt overwhelming gratitude to those who had made this birth possible. She knew that without UK Consultant Gynaecologist and Obstetrician Dr Hassan Shehata’s diagnosis and successful treatment of a problem with her body’s natural killer cells, and the expert fertility service provided by the doctors at the Gynem Clinic in Prague, she would have remained childless. This book tells how she went from almost constant grief and loss to the joy she has found today. The name of this joy is William Oliver Warneford, and he is now two years old.

“Louise was brave and persevered with the unusually high number of miscarriages. She was quite determined to succeed and both her and her partner deserved a chance to be parents. I was very pleased to have managed to help them succeed and be part of such an incredible journey.”

(Dr Hassan Shehata, Centre for Reproductive Immunology and Pregnancy)

Excerpt from the Book:

       “I’ve read about other couples who struggle to conceive and in some ways their experiences and feelings are similar to mine and Mark’s.  After repeated failure of conception, the romance of their relationship is replaced by science:  charts, temperatures and diagrams take the place of kisses, cuddles and sometimes even joy itself.  Performance becomes less about providing mutual satisfaction and more about reaching targets.  The aim of conceiving a child takes precedence and the days of lovemaking ‘just for fun’ become a thing of the past.  Obviously, this can put a strain on even the strongest relationship, with blame and recrimination creeping in like a poisonous gas.

       Apart from a couple of occasions (my very first IVF and the first occasion in Prague), my initial fertility treatment was always successful, so Mark and I didn’t really have the problems that these couples experience.  But there was still hurt and anger, on both sides.  My own hurt couldn’t be blamed on Mark; it was simply one part of my natural feeling of loss.  And my anger was mostly the result of frustration at my seemingly never-ending plight, although there were times when I was angry with myself for being unable to accept life without a child of my own.”

“Baby Dreams” by Louise Warnefordis available to purchase in paperback from Amazon.co.uk at:

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The Adventures of Mr Shakolobangoshay is a novel incredibly super packed with strange and mysterious events. It’s equally laced with thrillers, love, romance; suspense, intrigue, blackmail and murder.

Even though it is not a religious book, this book will help you discover how God reaches out and speaks to us and makes the impossible things possible!

Mr Shakolokobangoshay, the protagonist, as a character, is benevolent and a unique status symbol of God’s Creation who rose from the jungle forest of Madagascar to fight relentlessly against poverty and illiteracy among the less privileged; the poor, the orphans, the destitute children and adults of his time. He provided them with hopes and homes.

Excerpt from the book:

    ‘In the Malagasy jungle rainforest, as a child of 3-5 years, "For days on end, months and years, during the rainy seasons; I was mercilessly beaten by the pitiless, non-stop heavy and torrential tropical rain falls. I was also exposed to their dehumanizing and frightening thunder storms!" I never had a shelter or roof over my head!’

“The Adventures of Mr Shakolokobangoshay” by Justus E. Amadiegwuis available to purchase in paperback from Amazon.co.uk at:

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Spotlight: Dad You’ve Trumped by Andrew Rogerson

Title: Dad You’ve Trumped
Author: Andrew Rogerson
Illustrator: Christopher Dodd
Genre: Picture Book
Publication Date: 14th May 2020
Page Count: 34
Publisher: Clink Street Publishing

This is the story of how a dad tries to explain away his moments of flatulent indiscretion to his daughter Poppy who is five. These are real moments. They are real excuses!

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53348627-dad-you-ve-trumped   

Amazon Link:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dad-Youve-Trumped-Andrew-Rogerson/dp/1913136655/

Excerpt

About the Author

Andrew is 52 and lives near Liverpool with his wife and family. He has always loved theatre and music and runs a youth theatre for The Arts Project based in Widnes, Cheshire. He sometimes plays double bass in a band called The Chimps. His youngest daughter is the subject of the books in the Poppy and Dad series of books.

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