Cathedral Wednesday

Cathedral Wednesday

William Mayne / Jan 29, 2020
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  • Title: Cathedral Wednesday
  • Author: William Mayne
  • ISBN: 9780340152027
  • Page: 383
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      • William Mayne

        William Mayne was a British writer of children s fiction Born in Hull, he was educated at the choir school attached to Canterbury Cathedral and his memories of that time contributed to his early books He lived most of his life in North Yorkshire.He was described as one of the outstanding children s authors of the 20th Century by the Oxford Companion to Children s Literature, and won the Carnegie Medal in 1957 for A Grass Rope and the Guardian Award in 1993 for Low Tide He has written than a hundred books, and is best known for his Choir School quartet comprising A Swarm in May, Choristers Cake, Cathedral Wednesday and Words and Music, and his Earthfasts trilogy comprising Earthfasts, Cradlefasts and Candlefasts, an unusual evocation of the King Arthur legend.A Swarm in May was filmed by the Children s Film Unit in 1983 and a five part television series of Earthfasts was broadcast by the BBC in 1994.William Mayne was imprisoned for two and a half years in 2004 after admitting to charges of child sexual abuse and was placed on the British sex offenders register His books were largely removed from shelves, and he died in disgrace in 2010.


    1. brilliant children s book about boys in cathedral schools, where the boys sing at the cathedral attached to the boarding school Just try to buy a copy of this book to see how much it s worth now.March 2012 have read this again as an adult but sadly I didnt particularly enjoy it, or perhaps it s too dated It was written in the 1950 s and much of the schoolboy humour doesnt work these days, nor do the frequent Latin references I have left the star rating as 5 because as a child I loved this book, [...]

    2. This was one of my favourite books as a child and I have been quoting from it for years, but I never owned it so I have not read it for decades Recently I was able to acquire a copy and slightly anxiously began to read.Of course it was not quite the story I remembered not as laugh out loud funny, quirky and rather melancholic Andrew, the central character, is prefect at a cathedral choir school probably Canterbury , following in the path of his dead father and his older, eccentric and musical b [...]

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