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THE ORIGINAL WARDEN PEAR by Margaret Roberts

Great news!

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.”

Introducing our new author at Eventispress ~ Margaret Roberts

Margaret Roberts came to us at Eventispress because she liked our ‘local’ – face to face approach, where she could be involved and have a say at every level of her projects.

Passionately interested in history, especially local to Bedfordshire, Margaret devotes much of her time to ‘The Warden Abbey Community Vineyard‘ which has produced royal approved sparkling wine!

Her first book, ‘The Original Warden Pear’ which is grown on the Old Warden site, will be released on Amazon.co.uk in early May (more news shortly)  and then sold locally.

Profits for the book will go to The Warden Abbey Community Vineyard, which is now run by volunteers. Eventispress is pleased to support local projects such as this.

More information about Margaret and her writing can be found on her page above.

Author Brian Kerr gets topical on his blog ‘Bedscountryfile’

Let’s introduce you to our author blogs:

www.besdcountryfile.wordpress.com

Brian Kerr writes about the countryside, especially Bedfordshire. This month’s post is very topical, discussing environmental issues and the British election, which is less than two weeks away.

What are the political issues regarding the countryside?

Protection v production

Is self sufficiency attainable?

Brian explores these and other pertinent topics in his blog.

Excellent Turn Out at Clophill Church Author Night

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.

Successful Book Launch of ‘An Unassuming County’

We are so pleased that Brian Kerr’s book launch of

Published November 2014
Published November 2014

An Unassuming County ~ The Making of the Bedfordshire Countryside on Sunday was a resounding success. There were well over 60 people attending, twice as many as were invited and we had to put out extra chairs. A good sign before the event commenced. Brian’s guest speaker Professor William Stephens from Cranfield University and the Marston Vale Trust gave an interesting talk, especially highlighting the success of the Marston Forest project but also environmental issues in Bedfordshire, which both Brian and Professor Stephens are inspired by . Next Brian gave a heart felt outline of his venture into writing, DSCN1616[1]describing why and how he wrote’An Unassuming County,’ also thanking all those who have supported him along the way. Eventispress is thrilled that the event went so well and are grateful to Jordan’s Mill in Biggleswade – the perfect venue for the event. DSCN1600[1]We are also proud to be part of Brian’s writing journey through to publication. Congratulations Brian!

We are happy to announce the Official Book Launch for ‘An Unassuming County’

This Sunday on 11th January 2015

at 2.30 pm at Jordan’s Mill Biggleswade

we are excited to announce the book launch of Brian Kerr’s:

An Unassuming County – The Making of the Bedfordshire Countryside’ 

Published November 2014
Published November 2014

Brian will be there to talk about his book and to sign copies. Attendance is by invitation only but if you are interested in coming then we’d be delighted if you would email us at enquiries@eventispress.co.uk

More about Brian’s book can be found by clicking his tab at the top of this page.

 

Diana Jackson’s News in tweets

After a successful and fun event signing copies of her murder mystery set in the heart of Mid Bedfordshire ‘Murder, now and then’ at the Stotfold Christmas Shopping Day on Saturday Diana Jackson (@Riduna) tweets:

Many thanks to for a lovely Christmas Shopping Day in Stotfold yesterday and for the people of Stotfold for being so cheery 🙂

I definitely will! Thank you for coming and for the generous donation. Yesterday we raised over £500 (event total £650).

Well done from Eventispress to Sarah for organising the successful event and Diana for taking part!