“Having enjoyed widespread popularity until the late 17th century, the warden pear gradually faded into obscurity. The Original Warden Pear uncovers its story, bringing together evidence from monks, horticulturalists, physicians and bookkeepers. Poets, songwriters and playwrights captured the spirit of the pear from the late 14th century onwards, while 21st century DNA testing has sought to discover whether anything of the old warden pears has survived.”
As a way of saying thank you to our local community, the profits of all copies of ‘The Healing Paths of Fife’ sold on Kinghorn High Street will be in aid of different Kinghorn charities, starting with The Over 60’s Lunch Club for February, March and April 2018.
‘You’ll doubtless recall that Luke Howard wrote some music a while back to accompany me at book signings and presentations for Life is Just… I recorded him playing the suite in St Swithun’s church, Sandy a coupla weeks ago. Here’s the Vimeo link so you can watch it:’
A new review of The Keeper of the Faith : “I have just finished ‘The Keeper of the Faith’. It is a very personal book – all about the author’s experience, knowledge, passions, imagination and ultimate goal. The Vietnam section is excellent and could have made a book on its own. The ‘Keeper of the Faith’ is the right title. We are all trying to keep the faith through the vicissitudes of life and the struggles with our individual self.”
Thanks for the update Nigel. What a wonderful thing to have a piece of music composed for one of your books!
The Original Warden Pear by Margaret Roberts has now been released for sale in the UK on Amazon. All profits for this book will go to the Friends of Warden Abbey Vineyard ~ A community wine grower (Registered Charity No. 1176602).
Eventispress is extremely pleased to support this community charity!
We wish our readers and authors a happy and successful 2018 and look forward to bringing at least three new projects to print this year.
OUR VISION As you know we are a cooperative and work together to achieve our goals, aiming to publish quality rather than quantity. Projects usually come to us by word of mouth and are often forwarded to follow a more appropriate route for the writer or the manuscript.
GIVING We welcome projects where there is an element of giving and are proud that our authors contribute to various causes with their time and part of their royalties. All projects are different.
NEW OPPORTUNITY We will be looking for at least one new author to join us this year ~ more details shortly, but that person will be quite special.
Here’s a fantastic review for Life is Just by Nigel Lesmoir Gordon.
“This story brilliantly captures the mood of the time – putting the reader ‘front and the centre’ of an innocent time in history that, only now, do we realise was the beginning of a huge cultural change that swept through the Western world. This was such an enjoyable read!
The Original Warden Pear by Margaret Roberts has now been released for sale in the UK on Amazon. All profits for this book will go to The Warden Abbey Vineyard ~ A community wine grower.
About the book:
“Having enjoyed widespread popularity until the late seventeenth century, the warden pear gradually faded into obscurity. The Original Warden Pear uncovers its story, bringing together evidence from monks, horticulturalists, physicians and bookkeepers. Poets, songwriters and playwrights captured the spirit of the pear from the late fourteenth century onwards, while twenty-first century DNA testing has sought to discover whether anything of the old warden pears has survived. The Original Warden Pear will appeal to those interested in horticulture, the arts, theology, Bedfordshire local history and medieval medicine. Recipes are included, so that readers can recreate the sorts of pear dishes enjoyed by the fifteenth-century nobility, or bake one of the famous Warden Pies. All profits from the book will go towards the upkeep of Warden Abbey Vineyard, a Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity project.”
Mary Thomas has just posted this gratifying review of my new novel ‘The Keeper of the Faith’ on Amazon:
Set against the stark realities and agony of war, a transcendent path is presented offering safe passage through the crucible of events. Brilliantly written. Highly recommended.”
Somehow reviews like that make it all worthwhile!