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The Honesty Pot: A Pierian Decade Paperback – Illustrated, 21 Jun 2014
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Over ten years, the visionary Pierian Centre touched thousands of lives in Bristol and beyond, and helped to transform the culture of one of the most divided cities in England. This hugely engaging and superbly written book charts Pierian s dramatic and inspiring story, and offers a vivid portrait of the extraordinary woman at its heart. --James Wilson, author of Consolation and The Earth Shall Weep
About the Author
Nick Thomas' career started in theatre as actor and playwright. The Honesty Pot is his first work of non-fiction. It chronicles his seven year relationship with June Burrough, and explores the meaning of the work undertaken at her Pierian Centre where, among other tasks, he handled Press and PR. He's now embarked on his first novel, set in Bristol in 1787 and entitled A Heart in Flames, a Key.
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and creating, through love and hard work, a true spirit of community. June Burrough was the instigator and inspiration of the project and Nick Thomas who worked with her, describes the enormous challenges they had to meet and the profound effect the Pierian Centre had locally in Bristol, also involving the immigrant community, and instigating several projects of national and international importance.
One of the most enjoyable aspects of the Centre seems to have been the sense of theatre and flare with which all this good work was done, in an old and beautiful house where there was always a welcome and plenty of coffee and biscuits!
In the Pierian Centre, the Honesty Pot was both a practical convenience and a symbol of trust in others. It is the values that June held – through thick and thin – that were integral to her enterprise and which Nick skilfully examines. This is the heart of the book; what sets the Pierian Centre and its legacy apart.
And it has pictures too!
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