Double Launch

You wait for a year, then two launches come at once!

After a year’s hard work, my book is finally here.  And Teach Us Too is ready to be launched as a charity.

Almost exactly a year ago, while my friends were cavorting in post SATs frivolity, I was sat at home starting my book.  Optimistically, I envisioned completing the book by the end of that summer term, writing stories my mother had told me about my early life in her voice, and writing my story in my voice.  By July I had made some progress with my parts, had attempted and failed to write in my mother’s more colloquial voice, but was nowhere near completion.  So, in the summer holidays, in between all the fun and no work on holiday, I continued my story… but it still wasn’t finished.

Into the September term with the start of secondary school, and more school work, more homework, but still snatches of time for my book.  In the meantime, Mummy had reluctantly agreed to write the introduction, which she was mostly doing in my van parked in the secondary school car park – doubling up my care, so I could go to school.  Just before Christmas I completed my story, or so I thought.  Until I got it back from the editors.  Again… and again… and again.

So here it is.

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Do come along to the launch, at Waterstones Piccadilly, if you can.  Amazingly, Michael Morpurgo is coming all the way from Devon to read an extract from the book, so it is anticipated that tickets will fill up fast.  Tickets are available here.

If you can’t make the launch, you can buy my book online or pre-order my book here.

My prayer is that my book will challenge assumptions based on outward appearances; something I have continued to campaign about – that all children should be taught to read and write regardless of their label.  To further this, I am giving all my proceeds from my book to the charity Teach Us Too, which will be launched at the same event.

I hope to see you there!

7 thoughts on “Double Launch

  1. Congratulations Jonathan. I will definitely buy and read this book (and encourage other teachers to do the same). I am sure this book is going to have a great impact on many people. Very best wishes, Annalise Price-Thomas (Head Teacher of Gloucestershire Hospital Education Service).

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  2. Jonathan, I can not wait to read your book! I know it is going to be of great interest to many. After all you read the Bible, which is perfect, high quality literature. So I know your book will be fantastic!


  3. Jonathan, I love to read your writings. I amazed at your talent and want to share it with everyone. I haven’t read all your poems, but I did read A Psalm of Thanksgiving and I love it! I read it over and over again.

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