Wednesday, 27 March 2013

The recent book launch of "Brinsley - Top to Bottom" resulted in a virtual sell-out on the day itself and a reprint had to be organised quickly to meet demand.   

The book has been very well received - which is pleasing to say it is Brinsley book number 13.    

The title seems to have intrigued quite a few readers.  However the title is particularly relevent to the book and all becomes clear when viewing the contents of the book.

Prospective readers may be interested to learn that there is a pdf version of the book available and this can be e-mailed to any part of the UK and most parts of the world.     The cost is £2.00 sterling and payment by PayPal (using the address is perfectly acceptable.

All net proceeds of the book are donated to Brinsley Parish Church.

Friday, 8 March 2013

BRINSLEY - TOP TO BOTTOM is my latest book and is being launched on Saturday 16th March 2013 in St James Church, Brinsley, from 10.00am until 2.00pm.     
The pretty village of Brinsley, which lies between Eastwood on the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire border and junction 27 of the M1, is in that part of the country which D H Lawrence described as “the country of my heart.”
“Brinsley - Top to Bottom” is my 36th local book and 13th Brinsley Book - which is rather appropriate for the year 2013 
After launch day, my illustrated book containing 36pps and costing  £2.70 inclusive of p&p, can be obtained directly from me by e-mailing; from Brinsley Post Office or from Lowdham Bookcase on the internet -    If ordering from me the payment should be made out to “Stan Smith” please.
My latest book is packed with true stories of fascinating local characters who lived in and around the village - none more so than pop star, grappler and living legend John Lawrence - grandfather of the famous writer D H Lawrence and Walter Cornell the lamp cabin man and one legged cyclist.
Then there are the stories of Alfred Wilkinson, keeper of the Miners’ Welfare unable to serve ale to local miners; Bill Harris the only resident in the Rookery to own a piano and D H Lawrence’s uncle who stood trial for murder!      Life was never dull!