Editing, proofreading, publishing and book coaching services also available. Best places and the worst places. People who Mattered in Southend and Beyond from King Canute to Dr Feelgood looks back at the people who made the town what it is today. Written by a local who knows what makes Southend-on-Sea tick. A book to dip in to learn about social history and the role of women, and also one that will inspire readers to read more about some of these women and others that, for better or worse, have left a mark. Illustrated with over sixty pictures, Haunted Southend will delight everyone interested in the paranormal. So I approached some non-fiction publishers and managed to get some interest for this project.
She is the author of numerous local history books, including Southend Memories, Haunted Southend, The Secret History of Southend and The Little Book of Essex. A reference book and a quirky guide to dip into time and time again. From the 13th century onwards, Essex has produced more than its fair share of infamous women. Please contact if you are interested in purchasing it. Essex Land Girls gives us an insight into the part they played in this area and the experiences they had.
Her eye for detail makes this a colourful read, but the book amounts to a lot more than that. It proves that the Battle of Britain spirit was no myth. Description The Little Book of The East End is a funny, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of the sort of frivolous, fantastic or simply strange information which no-one will want to be without. Here are Essex Girls in a most unexpected light. As I gained experience in writing, in researching, in approaching editors, more local history books followed in reasonably rapid succession. In 2000 she sold her London-based recruitment agency to concentrate on her writing career.
From poverty stricken backgrounds to the aristocracy, class is not a common denominator. Southend-on-Sea, the largest town in Essex, has had an amazingly rich history,and this book collects together hundreds of little-known facts and anecdotes that will make you see the town in a new light. Some of the characters featured here might horrify or mystify, others will provoke empathy or disbelief, but all the tales are authenticated by hours of research. Bookmark Author Subjects ; ; Summary From the thirteenth century onwards, Essex has produced more than its fair share of infamous women. .
Or just out of their time? Some got their comeuppance, some profited from their infamy and others were misguided, or with the benefit of hindsight, misjudged. From the thirteenth century onwards, Essex has produced more than its fair share of infamous women. Here is a kaleidoscope of kings and princesses, heroes and villains, authors and politicians, entertainers and lawyers. This book looks at how the town was affected during both wars of the 20th century. One thing certainly leads to another. As middle-age, divorce and a new love approach, Linda is faced with a series of difficult decisions, all of which revolve around her constant feelings of guilt. The town has wanted a pool since 1922 and my aim is to make sure we finally get one.
All the other stuff is great. But there are many others, and of course, this is a book that will inspire readers to do further research and look into the lives of some of these women or even write about them. Local lingo, architecture, green spaces, events, traditions, fact, fiction. Murderers, mayhem-makers, swindlers, witches, smugglers, and lustful adulteresses have all played a part in the darker side of Essex's history. The most prestigious award an author of a baseball book could hope for would be the. Here we find out about the most unusual crimes and punishments, eccentric inhabitants, famous sons and daughters and literally hundreds of wacky facts plus some authentically bizarre bits of historic trivia.
Small wonders, tall stories, triumph and tragedy. Spitball magazine also has an annual award for baseball book of the year and we have a comprehensive list of those winners online. The great and the good; the bad and the ugly. Please click on the image above to order a copy through Amazon. Dee Gordon's book finally does justice to a magnificent municipal story that will make any Southender proud. Here are Essex Girls in a most unexpected light. Entertaining bite-sized pieces of historic and contemporary trivia.
The risqué, the adventurous and the outrageous, the downright nasty and the downright desperate — all human female! The great and the good; the bad and the ugly. Dee Gordon was born in the East End of London. Some got their comeuppance, some profited from their infamy, and others were misguided, or with the benefit of hindsight, misjudged. Gordon rounds out the book with pickpockets, plunderers, gunslingers, and eccentrics such as Princess Caraboo, aka Mary Baker, an English servant who reinvented herself as a foreign princess. Discover the darker side of Southend with this spooky collection of spine-chilling tales from around the town.