B. G. Sandhurst, How
Heathen is Britain?
Collins, London 1948, revised and enlarged
Differences between the 1946 and 1948 editions are explained in
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 Bernadeta
Happen: On the
miraculous cures which have taken place at Lourdes and Oostakker (Burns & Oates, London 1957).
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