10 November 2012
Did you manage to pick up any bargains from the Book Depository on Thursday? I must confess to having been at Gloucestershire Archives most of the day and so I forgot apart from a couple of looks in the evening. Didn’t get anything though.
With ‘Remembrance Day’ tomorrow I have created a page just about the War Memorial which includes a surprise fact that I didn’t know about until reading the news report of the dedication. I wonder how many of you knew....
6 November 2012
With only a matter of weeks until Christmas posting dates [and get your stuff posted early, it’s so expensive these days do try to avoid first class if you can, I always forget, let’s hope that this year I do better] so here are some special offers for you to take advantage of.
1 - my very own book, my first now out of print and the remaining stock is with me. This means I can offer it at what ever price I like [as long as I get my money back, after all they weren’t given to me, even if I did do all the hard work]. So here’s the deal. You can get it from me, postage included for the princely sum of £10. Not the biggest offer in the world but what you will get is the ‘errata’ listing as I did discover after publication that there were errors. Whilst I feel bad about this, and can make amends by offering this errata list, the problem with local history in it’s verbal form is just that - it is verbal and open to error. So if I am given a photograph and appropriate information I take it as given with factual checks where possible. It is sometimes that only when people see the published form that they then tell you the correct facts. Ce la vie I am afraid. To purchase at the lower price go to Tetbury through Time
2 - a new deal every hour of 8th November from The Book Depository, a local based company that is getting as big as Amazon in what it supplies, and it’s prices. For information on this offer visit this link.
6 October 2012
I know, shock, horror, a posting within a day of the last....I have updated my blog and have added some new book material for your perusal on the Store page which is not in the menu link on the left...needs rectifying methinks. Anyway, these books have either just been pubished in the last few weeks or are due to be published in the next few. One that I highly recommend if you have ancestors who worked in the local weaving trades is Wool and Water by Jennifer Tann. I had a glance at the copy in Gloucestershire Archives and was very impressed.
5 October 2012
Well, apologies for another very long gap in posting on here. There have been no major updates I am afraid but there have been some wonderful Tetbury related documents passing through my hands. The desire to log the details down, make notes, copy, etc had to be seriously curtailed as I was on a very tight time deadline in a research project. My intention is to go back to the collection at Gloucestershire Archives at some time over the winter and have a selfish dig through the contents [20+ boxes of uncatalogued solicitors documents] whilst listing them for archives.
It’s never too early to think of Christmas [well, it is really but you can’t blame me for trying!] so if you didn’t buy a copy of Tetbury through Time whilst you saw it, it is now out of print - there was a print run of 1000. The publisher has no more supplies, and no, all those 1000 were not sold, but those that remained are now lodged in my spare room [or will be when we get ourselves sorted out, currently in boxes on the landing]. So, if you want a copy, order one from me, not from Amazon or ebay. I should imagine that the bookshop in Tetbury still has a copy or two as well.
What about a family history research package as a gift? I don’t advertise packages as a rule but to produce a tree back for the relative who has everything can be a good talking point over Christmas dinner! Have a look at my research pages.
You can order any of my books from the Store page - Tetbury through Time, Cheltenham through Time and Tetbury District through Time.
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