Friday, March 14, 2014
ESSEX BOOK FESTIVAL IS PACKING THEM IN! DUNMOW LIBRARY PLAYS HOST TO JOHN DEBENHAM AND ANDREW SUMMERS
If you look back a little to my past postings in the archive, you will see how wonderfully John Debenham and Andrew Summers are getting on with their newest creation. These authors write superb books about our county and their latest title Metropolitan Essex has had a great airing at Dunmow Library as part of the Essex Book Festival.
Their presentation was to a packed house at Dunmow Library last Wednesday. Among the many topics covered during the two hours' talk was establishment of the
River Lea as the Essex county border 1,000 years ago, the ups and downs of the former Royal Palace at Havering, the curious case of the disappearance of used bank notes from the Bank of England’s note printing works in Debden and the formation of the 13th Battalion of the Essex Regiment.
There was a lively question and answer session and a 20 question Essex quiz added, too.
I was stuck in another meeting in London that day, so missed the authors' rendition, but I know it was most successful and you can buy their books from them at http://www.essex100.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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