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University Professor Launches New Book at the United Nations

Professor Daniella Tilbury, Director of Sustainability at the University of Gloucestershire has just returned from the official launch of her new book which took place at the United Nations Headquarters in Nairobi on the 27th November.

Bristol launch celebrates Fred Wedlock's rich legacy

The first biography of favourite Bristol folk singer Fred Wedlock will be launched at the city's M Shed with a celebration featuring performances from musicians including Fred's daughter Hannah.
The celebration on Saturday November 23 at 2pm will also feature archive footage of Fred in action put together using material held at Bristol Record Office.

Academics Rocking On in New Book

From Courtney Love to Petula Clark, Madonna to Grace Jones, two experts at the University of Gloucestershire are launching the first academic book to tackle the subject of ageing and popular music. Dr Ros Jennings and Dr Abigail Gardner's Rock On: Women, Ageing and Popular Music is officially launched today (October 4) with Ashgate Press (Folk and Popular Music series).

The Windrush Valley - a new title from Amberley Publishing

The Windrush Valley - A guide to the rivers, towns and villages. The latest tiel from Amberley publishing.
A fascinating look at the history of the River Windrush and a comprehensive guide to the towns and villages along its route.

The Windrush Valley: By Mark ChildThe Windrush Valley: By Mark Child

Former Chief Constable of Gloucestershire launches policing history

Dr Tim Brain, former Chief Constable of Gloucestershire and Visiting Professor at the University of Gloucestershire will be sharing insights into the unexplored history of policing at the launch of his new book on Thursday 25 March at the University.

Chipping Campden 1914-1918 - a new book by Paul R Hughes

Saturday 8th November 2008 - Sunday 9th November, Chipping Campden Town Hall, Glos.
The launch of a new book with over 500 photographs featuring the stories of 488 Chipping Campden men and women who were involved in World War 1.

The Courtier & the Queen-Sir Christopher Hatton and Elizabeth I

A new title by Northampton Author -Malcolm Deacon. Book launch at Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, Guildhall Road, Northampton on Sunday 21st September 2008 from 2pm - 4pm.
No-one gave Queen Elizabeth I more faithful and devoted service than Sir Christopher Hatton; yet he has been largely ignored by historians and unfairly dismissed by early biographers. The myth of him as “the dancing chancellor” still persists, the details of his life relatively unknown.

A Place in my Country - In Search of a Rural Dream - by Ian Walthew

Thursday 1st May 2008 Cotswold Author Ian Walthew's highly acclaimed first book is being re-issued in paperback.
A Place in My Country is part memoir, dealing with issues of personal identity, sense of place, loss and memory, but equally it is about a small Cotswold village in the early 21st Century.

"Funny, touching and ultimately very moving..a beautiful, unsentimental account of a personal loss that is reflected in the rapidly changing texture of life in rural England" Sunday Telegraph

The Battle for Gullywith - Susan Hill wants your stories and your pictures

The Battle for Gullywith by Cotswolds author Susan Hill, for children aged 8-88, was published on Monday 7th April.
A dedicated website is now live and Susan would like to receive your drawings and stories based upon the book and how about entering the Withernosaurus Competition as well.

The Battle for Gullywith - Susan Hill's latest children's book

Monday 7th April - Local author Susan Hill's first book for children for some years - The Battle for Gullywith - will be published by Bloomsbury Publishing (of Harry Potter fame). It is a story of magic, myth and midnight adventure. It is officially for children aged 9-12 but pre-publication has been enjoyed by a five year old whose father read it to her, and an 83 year old(who read it himself).

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