All biographical and autobiographical books by Old Shirburnians.
When Calouste Gulbenkian died in 1955 at the age of 86, he was the richest man in the world, known as ‘Mr Five Per […]
Harry and Tom Eeles both served in the Royal Air Force as pilots over the time span of 1929 to 2010, eighty years of the Royal Air Force’s one hundred year’s existence. Joining the adolescent Royal Air Force from an unlikely background, Harry Eeles had a varied and interesting career as a fighter […]
‘I have a small line of red dots on the back of my left hand, where the needle goes in. I have had hundreds of ketamine injections, more than anyone else, perhaps. The needle goes in, and the truth comes out. Sometimes I am a […]
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 untold story of Winston Churchill’s precarious finances – and the most original and surprising book about Churchill to emerge for many years.
The popular image of Churchill – grandson of a duke, drinking champagne and smoking a cigar – conjures up a man of […]
Stanley Johnson (g, 58)
A thoroughly engaging book… If you’re going to read about the inner workings of the EU, then Stanley Johnson is probably as good guide as any.
Stanley, I Resume is a must for all who love adventure and good […]
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
Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd (March 2009)