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Amazing Stories of Pilgrims and Rebels from North Nottinghamshire and West Lincolnshire by Adrian Gray
From the villages and market towns of a quiet corner of England, men and women have for centuries set out on spiritual and geographical quests to change the world. This book is the story of how a few people have influenced hundred of millions of others across the globe, over the last few centuries and down to the present day.
A small area of north Nottinghamshire and west Lincolnshire has had a huge impact on the development of the Christian faith, since 1540 especially. From this area have come of the great martyrs of the English Reformation, the leading puritans of Elizabethan England, the "Separatists" who became the "Mayflower" Pilgrims, and the founders of the Baptist, Quaker and Methodist denominations.
Adrian Gray's book provides an outline of the story and a detailed commentary on what should be known or seen in some of the key places of the region either side of the River Trent. It is a story of martyrdom, sacrifice and unbelievable bravery, of shipwreck, cannibalism and yet extraordinary service to others, of miracles and the spread of the Gospel.
Price £12.99 + £1.50 p&p
A novel by Jane Sanders
At some point in our lives we experience living in a small world, be it a classroom, an office, a factory or other workplace; a place where unique behaviour is observed and particular daily routines and rituals are carried out. The microcosm of life in Jane Sanders' debut novel is in a commuter train where we meet Gerry, Anthony, Eleanor and Simon, four people who have been commuting to the city for years. They have developed well-honed routines. They manage their arrivals and departures with military precision, not wasting a minute of precious spare time. Just like the trains they travel on, they run their lives according to their own time-tables. But, life has a habit of being unpredictable. When news of redundancies and business failures loom on the horizon the four commuters have to face challenges which shake their lives.
Jane Sanders wrote 'The Commuters' whilst making her own daily commute to the city. The fast-paced and rhythmical prose reflects the familiar movement of the train speeding along. Commuters everywhere will identify with the daily journey to work which the four commuters make. Four very different characters brought together with one common interest - to travel to work, return home and travel again and again, but today will be different.
Price £7.99 + £1.50 p&p
Retford War Memorial
Heroes of World War I
Tim Bethell and Ken Hoddy
The Retford War memorial lists more than 300 names of soldiers who died in the First World War. Local History enthusiast, Tim Bethell, has researched the war-time experiences of over 200 0f these brave men and his research forms the basis of this book.
Ken Hoddy has spent over 60 years taking part in military events, and in more recent years he has acted as custodian and fund-raising co-ordinator to ensure that the memorial is maintained in a condition of which the town can be proud.
Profits from the sale of this book will go to the "Retford Memorial Restoration Fund" to help towards the on-going maintenance of the memorial and the surrounding garden of remembrance.
Price £14.95 + £2.80 p&p
Angela and Paul Meads
Inspired by items and memories submitted by the citizens of Retford, you can find out (amongst other things) about the postal history of Retford and how the town celebrated the end of the Great War.
you know that
the film industry established top secret
workshops in Retford to build decoys during the Second World War? What
like to work for two of Retford's largest employers?
Price £5.00 + £1.50 p&p
These reminiscences from the late North Leverton farmer, Bob Gray, are a collection of tales which were first presented in the 1980s as articles in the local village publication called "The Crossings".
Bob wrote with a
passion as a
of history, with expertise as a skilled farmer and with a dry sense of
humour that makes these tales both entertaining and informative.
These are the collected memories of those who lived and worked in Basford Workhouse and the Highbury Hospital, Nottingham, until the 1970s.
"In 1976 when I first attempted to write an account of the suffering and heart-ache endured by the people spoken of herein, I used ficticious names to protect them. However, the people were alive and very real. I had no desire to turn them into public spectacles, and yet believed that the public should be reminded of their existence, for when they passed away, so would part of our social history. It is now 2012 and those people no longer live, except in the hearts of those who cared for them. I believe their story is still worth telling".
Price £8.99 + £1.50 p&p
This 54-page booklet is a handy guide to the abbey and priory remains that can be visited in Nottinghamshire. Also included is an overview of early monastic life throughout Enland.
The author, Robert Tansey PhD, has spent a life-time studying theology, archaeology and history.
Price £5.95 + £1.50 p&p
We received so many
a cookbook for the halogen oven, and not been able to find one, that we
decided to publish our own. Now it has sold over 20,000
nationwide! Written by Paul Jones, with photographs
Price £6.95 + £1.50
Delicious Whoopie Pie recipes written by Angela Meads with mouthwatering photographs by Leah Meads.
These delicious small cakes have recently become very popular in Britain and this was the first Whoopie Pie book with British ingredients and measurements, so you too can be part of the Whoopie Pie experience. Whoopie Pies are fun to make, so all the family can join in. Gluten-free recipes are included. No need for expensive equipment or fiddly piping-bags, grab a bowl and a spoon and you're on the way!
Price £5.00 + £1.50 p&p