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A New Revised and Updated Version of

An Unassuming County ~ The Making of the Bedfordshire Countryside by Brian Kerr

will be published shortly.

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Eventispress authors are out and about this weekend.

At St Andrew’s Art Festival ~ Ampthill

See website for more details

Eventispress Authors Brian Kerr and Ian K Pulham will have their books for sale at St Andrew’s Church Art Festival in Ampthill, Bedfordshire, this weekend. They will each be making an appearance through the couple of days.

Ian’s gripping novel is set in Bedfordshire, especially the Dunstable Downs:

Ticket to Eden

All of Brian’s interesting non fiction books explore environmental issues, two are based in Bedfordshire:

An Unassuming County &

A Certain Degree of Magnificence

and his latest How to Value a Skylark looks at UK wide issues.

Also present is our website designer and writer Peter, who will be releasing his debut novel with us early in 2023.

Many thanks to the folks at St Andrew’s for allowing us to join them.

Author Brian Kerr talks on BBC 3 Counties Radio

Tomorrow, Friday 28th June, author Brian Kerr will be talking to Nick Coffer on BBC 3 Counties Radio at 1.15 pm!

Here’s the link to find it on Catch Up if you cannot tune in live.

Nick Coffer

Brian will be talking about his new book:

‘A Certain Degree of Magnificence’

which focuses on the people who have shaped the Bedfordshire landscape over the centuries.

Eventispress Announces On Line Launch of Brian Kerr’s New Book

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)

 

Author Brian Kerr gives talks on The Making of the Bedfordshire Countryside

Looking Behind the View:  The Making of the Bedfordshire Countryside.
Author Brian Kerr has been out and about giving successful talks this month:
1. Tuesday 13th.  Dunstable and district Local History Soc.  Methodist Hall, the Square, Dunstable. 7.45.
2. Wednesday 14th. Bedford Wildlife Trust.  Priory Methodist Church Hall Newham Avenue.  7.30
If you would like Brian to give a talk then please email him directly:
Well done Brian!

Author Margaret Roberts’ Lunchtime Talk at The Forest Centre at Marston Vale

Eventispress author Margaret Roberts is giving a

Lunchtime Talk 

on The Original Warden Pear

on 19th March, 2018

between 11:00 am and 12.00 pm

The talk is free but the centre asks for donations if possible.

Here is the Forest of Marston Vale website

Margaret explains:

“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.”

The Original Warden Pear sold in aid of the Friends of Warden Abbey Vineyard

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 Friends of Warden Abbey Vineyard ~ A community wine grower (Registered Charity No. 1176602).

Eventispress is extremely pleased to support this community charity!

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.

Best Ever Week for An Unassuming County by Brian Kerr

We’ve had more orders this week than ever for Brian Kerr’s

An Unassuming County through distributors Gardners and Bertams. The news is feeding to bookshops which is brilliant.

It is also available on Amazon. Click on the cover:

Well done Brian!

Published November 2014
Published November 2014