Sunday, May 25, 2008

Going Places : our new book

We're delighted to announce our latest venture, the first book published by our English Department : Going Places, the SCC English Blog 2006-08. This is a 151-page selection of pieces written on this site by pupils and staff over its first two years (six terms). There's a brief Issuu preview below, of the first few pages, and also a preview on the publishing page here. 66 pupils, and 9 teachers have contributed essays, stories, reviews, book recommendations and more. It's also been illustrated by line drawings by many pupils in art classes. At the end of the book there's an essay by our retiring Head of Department, John Fanagan, which hasn't featured here, but has been specially written for this book: it's about his 35 years teaching English at St Columba's.

The book has been printed by in the United States, and they've done a fine job - the vibrant front cover by Mikeila Cameron looks terrific (back cover also pictured, right), and the interior is finely printed on 60# weight cream interior paper.

It's available online via the links on the right, or via our Lulu Storefront here, for about €12 with p&p, or €5 electronic download, or from the school directly (without post) for €10.

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