Sandhurst, How Heathen is Britain?
Collins, London 1948,
revised and enlarged edition
Differences between the
1946 and 1948 editions are explained in Sandhurst’s Introduction. For publication details on
Lewis’s preface as an essay, see www.lewisiana.nl/cslessays.
The name B. G. Sandhurst
was a pseudonym for Charles Henry Green, a lieutenant-colonel attached to
the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. In C. S. Lewis’s Collected
Letters there are no letters or references either to Green or to
Sandhurst. I have not been able to find further information about him apart
from the titles of two further books of his hand:
We Saw Her: The accounts of some of those present at
Bernadette Soubirous’ visits to the grotto of Massabielle, February 11th - July 16th, 1858, translated and
arranged by B. G. Sandhurst. With an Introduction by C. C. Martindale s.j. (Longmans Green & Co., London 1952). This book
was reprinted in 1953. Another reprint was published in 1958, obviously to
celebrate the centenary of the events at Lourdes, with a different
subtitle: St Bernadette’s vision at
Lourdes. Eye witness accounts. A Polish translation appeared in 1959 as
Happen: On the miraculous cures which have
taken place at Lourdes and Oostakker (Burns &
Oates, London 1957).
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