Hang on Tight – Christ’s Hospital : From Girlhood to Governor
*Have you shared your first home with twenty-five other children?
* Were you ever made to drink scalding hot tea out of a heavy china bowl?
* Have you had a brush with a green mamba as a teacher in your teens?
* Have you had your feet broken in by beetle-crushers, bulled?
* Have you patrolled camp in the small hours looking after hundreds of army cadets?
* Have you played the teenage lead in a musical in your late fifties?
* Have you found yourself left alone to cope with three offspring, two jobs and a recalcitrant dachshund?
The author, Sue Davies-Jenkins has come through all this – and much more. Her secret? “Hang on tight”, she says, “to your family, your friends, your faith and your sense of humour.” Here Sue tells the story with gems from the school’s past, in poetry, photographs and prose, sometimes poignant but often funny, to show how the unique ethos of Christ’s Hospital has shapes her adult life, much of it spent in Wales.