All biographical and autobiographical books by Old Shirburnians.
The first of a six-volume autobiography, this volume takes us through the first sixteen years of the life of artist, author and media personality Baron Charlie Lush. After a stormy start, which saw him leaving the family home at the age of five and seeking refuge in a castle, a spell with his grandparents provided some stability before he was whisked away to a boarding school on the coast of Yorkshire where the regime was as bracing as the breeze that drifted in off the cold North Sea. […]
This is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of the entire career of one of Britain’s greatest men of letters. It sets in biographical and historical context all of Hume’s works, from A Treatise of Human Nature to The History of England, bringing to […]
At about 7 p.m. on 27 July 1916, the Germans committed one of the worst atrocities of the First World War. Captain Charles Algernon Fryatt, Master of the Great Eastern Railway ship SS Brussels, had been court-martialled, even though a civilian, for attempting to ram an […]
The popular image of Churchill – grandson of a duke, drinking champagne and smoking a cigar – conjures up a man of […]
Howard Spurr (h, 53-57)
A moving biography by the widow of Howard Spurr.
All proceeds will go to the Hospice in the Weald.
ISBN 978-0-9561768-7-5 £10.00
Born in the mid 18th century, William Roxburgh was brought up in the centre of the Edinburgh Enlightenment, with all the patronage an intellectual curiosity that this entailed. After joining the East India Company as an Assistant Surgeon on one of their ships, […]