Books for children
Dorothy's book, All About Christmas, turned out to be particularly popular with primary school teachers who wanted to explain various Christmas traditions to the children in their classes
Dorothy was consequently asked to consider writing history books aimed at young children, filling a gap in the market for books about famous Shropshire people. These books are suitable for primary-school children, aged around seven years old. Each book is 32 pages long and includes a glossary and index, along with notes for teachers and parents. They are all illustrated with colour and black and white drawings so that they are visually pleasing to youngsters but there are also many photographs to remind children that these are books describing events that really happened.
Please note that special discounts are available for orders of these books from primary schools. Just get in touch to find out the details.
William Brookes and the Olympic Games
The true founder of the modern Olympic Games was an English country doctor who began his own Olympian Games in 1850 in the small country town of Much Wenlock in Shropshire
Eglantyne Jebb saves the children
Shocked by the suffering of refugees, and particularly children, following the Balkan Wars and the First World War, Eglantyne Jebb began a 'Fight the Famine' campaign to help them. This was later to be the foundation of the Save the Children Fund.
Today Save the Children continues her work all over the world.
When he was a young boy Charles Darwin found schoolwork very difficult. This book tells the story of how, because of his love of nature, he grew up to become one of the finest scientists of his age.
Rob the Paradog
The true story of Rob, a farm dog, who served with the SAS behind enemy lines during the Second World War. He made over 20 parachute jumps and was awarded the PDSA Dickin Medal, the animal VC, for his bravery.
All the above books can be purchased directly from Blue Hills Press. Please send your cheque to Blue Hills Press, 136 College Road, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 2SB.
Please note that special discounts are available for orders of these books from primary schools. Just get in touch to find out the details. Please note, also, that there is no additional charge for delivery to addresses within the United Kingdom