A Green Olive Tree in the House of God - Bookcover

A Green Olive Tree in the House of God

Exploring the Psalms

Familiar phrases from the Psalms that have given comfort for centuries. This selection with commentary invites readers to look enquiringly at a range of psalms, the problematic as well as the heartening and glorious.

What does the modern reader make of them?

Illustrated in colour by Peter Suart
£12 Paperback
208 pages
ISBN 978-0-9553401-8-5

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A Scarecrow in a Garden of Cucumbers - Bookcover

A Scarecrow in a Garden of Cucumbers

The Apocrypha

The Apocrypha—‘the Bible’s leftovers’, but also ‘gold in mud’. There is Tobias and his angel, Judith and Holofernes, Susanna and the elders; there is Daniel (he of the lions’ den) and some less well-known figures such as Baruch and the Maccabees. This critical-cum-creative look at these often neglected scriptures shows their richness and variety.

Illustrated in colour by Peter Suart
£8 Paperback
126 pages
ISBN 978-0-9553401-9-2

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Further works (published by Wordwise)

‘Sons of the Morning’ sequence

A Storm of Cherries
Dancing Days
The Last Enchantments
A Touch of the Sun
Bring Me My Bow
In Loco Parentis

These novels are centred on six different educational environments,
the connection being the central character. A Storm of Cherries is set in a 1950s prep school. Dancing Days is set in a public school and The Last Enchantments in Oxford. A Touch of the Sun is set in a teaching placement in India. Bring Me My Bow covers three further pre-teacher  qualification experiences in the UK. The final volume, In Loco Parentis, features the central character as headmaster of a public school.

Biography - An April-weather Life (published by Wordwise)

A short biography of William Cowper (Wordwise)

Short Stories for the Very Young

The New Red Bike
The Picture Prize
(both Heinemann)

Novels for the Young

The Partisan (Gollancz, Puffin)
No Man’s Land (Gollancz, Puffin, Heinemann, Greenwillow Books (US))
Hobbledehoy (Gollancz)
Venus Pool (Hamish Hamilton)

All of the above non-Wordwise books are out of print

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