SARAH DE NORDWALL
Francis Phillips in The Catholic Herald July 2015
50 Poems for my 50th by Sarah de Nordwall (Bardschool Press £9.99)
"Spirited, provocative, tender and personal, these poems by the founder of the Bard School are a delight, reminding those with jaded appetites that the world is full of wonder and the task of poetry is to open our eyes to the mysterious beauty surrounding us. Composed after visiting places as far apart as Nova Scotia, a Croatian island and ultra-orthodox Jerusalem, these zany yet insightful lyrics are a constant invitation to leave one’s treadmill and celebrate the imaginative and spiritual life within.”
Claire Barrie, artist, graphic designer and missionary. Review on Amazon and personal feedback
"This book is a glittering treasure chest. I can't imagine it would be possible to read it through and not have your heart profoundly touched by something, or have your mind opened to something new. I have been reading a poem a day from your book as part of my morning personal prayer time. – it’s been amazing. Thank you!"
Mimi Khalvati, Founder of the Poetry School, Internationally renowned poet, published by Bloodaxe
It’s brilliant! I read the whole thing from cover to cover in a sitting… I just loved the way you put them together.. with the chatty bits in between. It was all so you! I loved it.
The Crusades Classic Histories Series
By Malcolm Billings
In 1095 Pope Urban II granted absolution to anyone who would fight to reclaim the Holy Land. With God at their backs, the first Christian crusaders embarked on an unprecedented religious war. While addressing the contribution of flamboyant characters like Saladin and Richard the Lionheart, Malcolm Billings also looks at the experiences of the peasants, knights and fighting monks who took the cross for Christendom and the Holy Warriors of Islam who, after battle on battle, emerged victorious. He analyses the ebb and flow of crusade and counter-crusade and details the shifting structures of government in the Levant, which became the perennial battleground of East and West.
JOHN BROMLEY DAVENPORT
Praise for John Bromley Davenport’s biography of Sir Bernard Lovell
"This is a proper book. This book is written, without apology, in beautiful, vigorous, elegant English- how refreshing! This is not entirely surprising, as Mr Bromley Davenport is a barrister of renown and a celebrated amateur actor, and noted producer of Dickens, Sheridan and the rest. More surprising is the author's remarkable mastery of the then emerging science of radar and related technologies, no doubt enhanced by his charmed relationship with the subject of this biography. By the end of the book we are left with a warm glow of admiration and affection for Bernard Lovell, a fine man of great courage, scientific intellect and humanity. We feel better about life.
Final praise is that that this is a tale remarkably well told. This is English writing at its best." David C. (Amazon Review)
Praise for John Bromley Davenport's one-man adaption of A Christmas Carol
JOHN BROMLEY DAVENPORT HAS PERFORMED HIS SOLO ADAPTATION OF 'A CHRISTMAS CAROL' FOR OVER 30 YEARS. THIS ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION HAS ENRAPTURED AUDIENCES ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ATLANTIC AND HAS BEEN PERFORMED THROUGHOUT THE UK, AS WELL AS NEW YORK, WASHINGTON, CONNECTICUT AND NEW JERSEY.
"SO MUCH DICKENSIAN CHARM AND STYLE. HE HAS MASTERED A CHRISTMAS CAROL"
THE NEW YORKER
"THE STAR BRILLIANTLY PERFORMS THE MANY RANGES OF DRAMATIS PERSONAE"
THE NEW YORK TIMES
"A TOUR DE FORCE. THE EFFECT IS HYPNOTIC...CAPTIVATED AUDIENCES LOVED EVERY WORD"
SKY BLUE THEATRE
"THIS PRODUCTION EXCELS AT EVERYTHING IT DOES
THE CHARACTERISATIONS ARE SUPERB
THE CAST AND THE DIRECTION WAS OF THE HIGHEST ORDER"
"I HAVE RECEIVED A FANTASTIC RESPONSE TO THIS, WITH MANY
CLAIMING IT TO BE ONE OF THE BEST
SHOWS EVER STAGED IN CAMBRIDGE"
Cambridge Corn Exchange
"A STUNNING PERFORMANCE THAT MADE OUR EVENT TRULY MEMORABLE.