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‘Beef every day but no Latin ‘True-life story by local author Kevin Newman

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Win a copy of ‘Beef every day but no latin’ by local author Kevin Newman.

Ever thought you could run your school better than your teachers? In 1925, an 11-year-old schoolboy from Hove in Sussex, James Bernard Clifton did more than just think about it – he actually set up his own school.

Complete with a one-legged swimming teacher, a book-throwing headmaster, a ball-stealing school dog, and WWII air raid, Beef Every Day but No Latin is the first novel by prolific Sussex author Kevin Newman. Kevin, who has turned his hand from factual to (historical) fiction for the moment, tells the tale of how ‘Clifton’ managed to do what no other British child has ever done before or since (and here in Sussex): open up his own school and keep it going.

The novel, which retails at £7.99 in paperback and £2.99 on Kindle from The Real Press is now being converted by Kevin into a screenplay as feedback from bookshops, librarians and people at talks before lockdown have been incredibly positive with people saying what a great movie the story would make. www.therealpress.co.uk

To enter the competition read the text above and enter using the form below. Closing date is 31st December 2020. Good luck!