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.
Eventispress author Diana Jackson is busy collecting the proceeds for sales of The Healing Paths of Fife sold in Kinghorn in the last three months in aid of Kinghorn Lunch Club for the Over 60’s. (most well over she says 🙂 ) She is going to let us know how much was raised as soon as possible.
Meanwhile for May, June and July the profits of books sold in Kinghorn will benefit Kinghorn Community Library (KLR)
“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!