The highlight of 2018 was the unveiling on 20th July of a reconstruction painting of Warden Abbey. Completed by former Historic England reconstruction artist, Peter Dunn, the artwork shows the abbey as it may have appeared c.1370 and every aspect is based on evidence unearthed by Margaret over the last 4 years. I was extremely grateful for the support of Dr Glyn Coppack, an internationally respected authority on the Cistercians (also known as the White Monks) without whom the project would have been impossible. The Old Warden History & Heritage Society has purchased the original, which will go on public display.”
This sounds so interesting Margaret. Thank you for the update.
Nigel has recently been in touch with his exciting news. He writes:
“I took part in the successful launches of two books in London late last year:
Clouds Are Not Spheres – My portrait of Benoît Mandelbrot, the founding father of Fractal Geometry.
My biography Behind Open Doors by Ingrid Maclean.
We are holding a second launch party to celebrate the publication of Behind Open Doors at Helgi’s Bar in Hackney at 6.00pm on Friday 22nd February. I will be hosting this event.
I continue to work on a film called The Interactions Avenue. I am the producer, director and presenter of this TV documentary on the latest finding in Quantum Mechanics.
Bewley Books are publishing two new novels I’ve written under the banner Karma Lawyer. The first is called Courage and Love, which will come out in the Spring. Its sequel When the Knitting Had to Stop will be released in the Autumn.
My production company Fractal Fun Ltd aspires to produce a documentary based on Behind Open Doors during the course of 2019.”
Hey Nigel, what a busy person you are. Good luck with all of your ventures.
Here are Nigel’s books with Eventispress. Click on book cover for more details:
“I am delighted that Eventispress has seen my recent publication over the line and printing is underway. Meanwhile this, my second Book, A Certain Degree of Magnificence: People in the Bedfordshire Landscape, is available on Amazon prior to a formal book launch during May at the Higgin Museum, Bedford. (more details shortly)
This date in May will be linked to the Greensand Country Festival which will run throughout May and be packed with a variety of events across the Greensand Ridge and beyond. The Book Launch will be accompanied by a talk by author Brian Kerr as a part of the museum exhibition, From Bunyan to Brickworks, (April-September 2019). This free talk will trace the changes in the countryside of Bedfordshire from the time when John Bunyan walked the land as a tinker, to the transformation of the landscape at the time of commercial brick clay extraction.
More talks are planned for the autumn.
Meanwhile Brian is spending some time in the Netherlands, experiencing life in Europe, learning a little Dutch and helping with grandchildren. More formal work at Cranfield University will resume on return, as will a summer tending an allotment.”
Many thanks for this update Brian. You are a busy man!
Eventispress wishes you well in the launch of your new book.
Eventispress are proud to announce the on line launch of Brian Kerr’s sequel to An Unassuming County ~ The Making of the Bedfordshire Countryside called:
A Certain Degree of Magnificence: People in the Bedfordshire Landscape
Available on Amazon worldwide.
It is currently available in paperback form in the UK for £17.99. Follow the link here: Amazon.co.uk
About the book:
‘A Certain Degree of Magnificence’ traces the landscape history of Bedfordshire, highlighting the impact individuals have had on the countryside – whether they worked the land to make a living or simply improved the landscape. The chapters trace Bedfordshire’s history from the most recent ice age to the present, covering the invasions of the Romans and Danes, the arrival of the plague in the Middle Ages, and enclosure in the eighteenth century. The landowners and landscape gardeners feature, such as Capability Brown and Humphry Repton. ‘
‘A Certain Degree of Magnificence’ will be officially launched o 26th May 2019, after it will also be possible to order the book from bookshops, where it is not in stock. (More details of the launch shortly)
Although not with Eventispress we would like to congratulate Nigel Lesmoir Gordon on the launch of his memoir ‘Behind Open Doors’
This is Nigel’s email to us:
“The launch went swimmingly, Diana. We had a full house, which included Rupert Sheldrake, Anthony Stern, David Cammell, my brother and his wife and Mike Horovitz. Also many other old Cambridge friends and some new ones.
A jolly fine time was had by all and the books flew off the table.”
Author Nigel Lesmoir Gordon is launching his biography, compiled by Ingrid Maclean. It tells the story of Nigel’s colourful life as a young man fully immersed in flower power age of the 1960’s right up to the present.
Behind Open Doors will be published by RESONANCE BookWorks, who are holding the launch of Nigel’s biography at the offices of the BROADCASTING, ENTERTAINMENT, COMMUNICATIONS AND THEATRE UNION
373-377, Clapham Road, London SW9 9BT
Tuesday 6th November 2018
17:30 (for 18:00) to 20:00
Nigel will be 75 on the day of the launch
Diana continues to support her local community in Fife. All profits for The Healing Paths of Fife sold locally in Kinghorn will benefit the Play Parks scheme, who are raising money to improve the play facilities for the children of Kinghorn.
After two successful talks this year at Kinghorn Lunchclub and at The Burntisland and Kinghorn Rotary Diana looks forward to her next talk in January. More details soon.