Beef everyday, but no Latin.


ISBN: 9781912119219

An entertaining novel, based on a true story, by local writer & historian, Kevin Newman.

Beef Every Day But No Latin is based on the true story of James Bernard Clifton, an 11-yr old schoolboy, who back in 1925 set up his own school in Hove, Sussex – which is still going today in Sussex! James and his school had to contend with a drunken headmaster, a one-legged swimming teacher, a dismal school cricket team, wartime bombing and a school dog fond of stealing the school’s only ball! A heart-warming tale that today’s children who are weary of Ofsted, constant testing and the pressures of adolescence will love. The thought of being someone who designs their own school will appeal to adults and children alike, as they see James get his own way on most things and choose the school’s subjects (no Latin), but have no luck on what he and his fellow pupils would have for schooldinners (beef!)

Kevin is happy to sign & dedicate copies. Add the name for dedication in the 'ORDER NOTES' box. If you prefer to pick the book up from The Steyning Bookshop please select 'local pickup' option as your shipping, you will then not be charged postage.