Tag Archives: Bedfordshire

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 launched in spring 2019, after it will also be possible to order the book from bookshops, where it is not in stock.

(Please note ~ ‘The Look Inside’ feature on Amazon shows odd lines on the Contents Page. We assure the reader that these do not occur in the paperback version. Any issues please contact eventispress@gmail.com The errors are unfortunately due to the file conversion by Amazon from PDF to digital and are beyond our control.)

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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.

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.