“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.”
This Thursday – 11th February – author Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon will be sharing stories about his life and giving a filmshow at St Mary’s Church Clophill. All proceeds will go towards the upkeep of the church. 7.30 pm start!
Diana reports a fun interview on BBC3Counties Radio last Thursday on 30th July with Nick Coffer, then a successful event at The Swan Hotel Bedford on Monday 3rd August ~Diana gave her talk ‘Murder in the Library’ followed by chat, booksigning, tea and cake in their atmospheric ‘country manor’ style library. A reporter from Beds on Sunday was present and the local press have been busy covering the event:
Diana Jackson has reported that both she and the organisers were thrilled by the turn-out at Clophill Church last Thursday. The welcome was warm and the audience both appreciative and enthusiastic. Diana is pleased that monies raised by the evening went towards the church window funds and she also donated £1 for every book sold to the Eco Lodge and Old Church Restoration Project which should be completed this summer. Many thanks to all who supported the event.