Sam and the Glass Palace
Sam Clarke is an orphan forced to run the streets but deep inside lurks burning ambition. He wants an education but above all he needs a new mum and dad to take care of him. After coming into contact with...
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Sam Clarke is an orphan forced to run the streets but deep inside lurks burning ambition. He wants an education but above all he needs a new mum and dad to take care of him. After coming into contact with Lord Shaftesbury and the Ragged School Union the first part of his dream starts to come true. Soon he is spending mornings polishing shoes at Londons Crystal Palace while attending school in the afternoons. But will the dream turn to a nightmare when Sams wicked uncle Pineapple Jack suddenly appears or will the young shoeblack win through with the help of his friends
An historical novel on Sam, an orphan who comes under the influence of Lord Shaftesbury and who trusts in Christ.
Norman Cook lives in Essex and was a physics further education lecturer for 35 years before retiring in 2003. He has written a number of physics and engineering textbooks. Since retirement he has taught parttime at a university. In the early 1980s while attending a Shaftesbury Mission he wrote a number of plays on Christian themes. The first of these a short drama called John Pounds Ragged School Pioneer inspired him to write a fulllength musical The Shaftesbury Story on the career of the seventh Earl of Shaftesbury. Since then he has had an ambition to bring the work of Shaftesbury to a wider