Priests and Religious men
Religion in the UK is apparently on the decline yet it features in a few novels – in fact a surprising number.
For example in novels authored by TSL writers, we have:
- Father Andrew, of the Church of England, in The Good Vicar
- George Pym and Simon Guest, both Church of England, in Guys and Ghosts
- Amna Agib (bit Nafisa) looks at how religion influences culture in The Roots that gave birth to Magical Blossoms
- Gideon Masters takes a different approach to religious influences in theLucifer’s Child trilogy
Some factual church histories include:
- The Northwood VAD Hospital (on request)
- An illustrated history of the Protestant Dissenting Church: Potterspury and Yardley Gobion, Northampton
- Somethings change and some stay the same: a hundred years of St John’s Uniting Presbyterian Church, Boksburg (on request)
Jack Clamp was born in New Bradwell, Bucks in 1928. After a period as an instrument maker and service in the Royal Signals as a radio mechanic, he became a teacher in 1959 at what is now known as the Radcliffe School, Wolverton. Whilst there he obtained a Diploma in Education from London University and in 1971 was appointed Deputy Headteacher at the County Primary School, Potterspury, Northamptonshire. He became Headteacher in 1974 and remained there until his retirement in 1988.
Other titles include:
A School for Potterspury (1989)
A Brief Narrative of the Rise and Progress of the Independent Church at Potterspury (1992)