Three new books for 2019

Three new books – two published and one to come soon. To purchase copies, go to https://inpressbooks.co.uk/collections/rockingham-press-1 – where you will find nearly all of our titles.

Beautiful ContraptionsBeautiful Contraptions is the second collection from us by John Godfrey.  As readers of his earlier book, The Man on Crewe Station, will know, John is a former railway man – in management – but the new work opens up the surprising world of ‘contraptions’ old and new, and the people who devised them.           ‘John Godfrey is one of those writers who has the trick of launching the reader straight into the otherworld of poetry, with no preambling waffle, where the switch goes on directly, and off we go.’ – Christopher J.P. Smith in Acumen 73.

Paperback      £9.99      ISBN 978-1-904851-752

NOW AVAILABLE POST FREE – Send order and cheque to Rockingham Press, 11 Musley Lane, Ware SG12 7EN

 

Dancing Against

 

Dancing Against the Wind is a first collection from Penny Dopson, who has four children and seven grandchildren. She is interested in people, the past, gardening, travelling and Sixties Music. The collection is dedicated to her family and to two poetry friends and mentors – Wendy Bowker and Frances Wilson who designed the cover.

Paperback      £9.99      ISBN 978-1-904851-769

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PascoliThe Last Walk of Giovanni Pascoli is a bilingual book, containing the sequence of rural poems by one of Italy’s most famous poets and their translation in English by Danielle Hope, a physician who has worked in Pascoli’s home region of Romagna.  The Last Walk is a subtle and beguiling sequence that has fascinated many writers, including Seamus Heaney.  The book is illustrated with vignettes of rural life by Frances Wilson, who also designed the cover.

Paperback      £9.99       ISBN 978-1-904851-776

 

AVAILABLE IN JUNE 2019 POST FREE – Send order and cheque to Rockingham Press, 11 Musley Lane, Ware SG12 7EN or order through Inpress.

 

 

9781904851707The Crocus King tells the story of one of the great gardeners of the Twentieth Century – E.A. Bowles or ‘Gussie’ as his friends and admirers called him.  The propagator of hundreds of plants still cherished today – particularly crocuses – he asked in his will that his garden at Myddelton House, Enfield, should remain as he left it in 1954.  But it is only recently that his wish has come true and his garden has been revitalised, due mainly to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.  This expanded edition of the Bowles’ biography tells the story of the new and popular gardens – with a new Foreword by Gussie’s great-nephew, Brigadier Andrew Parker Bowles.

Paperback      £9.99       ISBN 978-1-904851-707

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