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!
Name Diana Jackson Age 58 Where are you from I’ve lived and worked in the home counties of London for most of my life ~ born in Croydon, Surrey, grew up and went to school in St Albans, Hertfordshire and worked as a teacher in Bedfordshire. Since redundancy and taking early retirement I have moved, […]
Author Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon’s fourth novel is called The Keeper of the Faith. Eventispress are publishing it on 30th April 2017.
This is the back cover book blurb:
“A voyage of self-discovery, violent bloody combat, redemption and romance.
Vietnam 1968. A US Marine platoon, led by Tristram, 8th Earl of Oundle, is choppered into the wrong jungle location and left outside radio range, face to face with The Vietcong. The ensuing relentless frenzy of death and destruction carries Tristram to India, into a Benedictine monastery and finally to remotest Scotland in his search for truth, salvation and love.”
“I’ve read all of NLG’s fiction books and can recommend all of them. NLG’s books have an accessible charm all of their own. His characters have depth and are all believable. Carefully researched anecdotes from maths to mysticism. The books are fast paced reads that are hard to put down. I have thoroughly enjoyed myself in NLG’s creative world. I feel better for having read them. Tom Rust. Musician.”
Author Brian Kerr of ‘An Unassuming County’ is please that his book continues to sell through Waterstones and other bookshops locally to Bedford. He writes of his recent successful talks:
“I have found the speaking circuit in Bedfordshire is lively and the most amusing and delightful recently was the National Farmers Union (Woman’s Branch )-a truly merry bunch who gave me dinner then bought £150 worth of books!”