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John Stott and the Hookses

David Cranston

Great review in 'church times'

Delighted to receive a very favourable review in The Church Times.

With contributions from Chris Wright, Monty Barker and an original piece by John Stott himself, this beautiful coffee table book tells the story of John Stott’s retreat in Pembrokeshire. Complete with photographs taken by Stott and the author David Cranston, it brings to life that little corner of Wales which was so crucial to Stott’s life and ministry.


Medicine and Body Image

Terence Ryan

just published

Frequent failure at the beginning of a career may sometimes be followed with success, but today few get given the second chances that I have been given. In the Irish Republic, stationers have popular postcards providing the meaning of names. Terence is ‘He is hard-working’, but the truer meaning may be ‘He never gives up’.
Passing into Oxford University and qualifying as a doctor was not straightforward. What followed was not predicted, but by being suddenly invited to take the best house job for the Regius Professor of Medicine, a career began that could not have been taken for granted, since each move was by invitation rather than through application.
Throughout a career of interest in the field of microcirculation and lymphatics, my main role has been to interpret – when attending microcirculation or lymphatic societies, to tell people about the skin, and when visiting dermatology societies, to tell them about the blood supply and the lymphatic drainage.

So writes Terence Ryan in this fascinating account of his life. More than an autobiography, it tells the story of a medical department at Oxford Uniersity, the growth and development of international associations and partnerships, and the advance of the science of the skin over the past half-a-century. 

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Edinburgh Centenary Series

Regnum Books International

edinburgh centenary series compendium volumes

The Edinburgh Centenary Series has seen 35 volumes published over the past eight years. The series is now complete, and we have just assisted in the publication of two compendium volumes, bringing the best of world mission scholarship together. Each volume is over 500 pages long, and it was a typesetting challenge to get all the articles included that the editors wanted, but we are proud to have achieved it!