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Plenty of Life in the Auction Market-Results of 23rd October Simon Chorley Sale

Amid the turmoil in world financial markets there has been plenty of life in the auction market at Simon Chorley Art & Antiques.  Perhaps some people are investing money in antiques as an enjoyable ‘safe haven’ while the banks are wobbling.  Certainly book and postcard buyers were out in force on 23rd October tempted by a fine selection of both categories.

Susan Hill's famous "Magic Handbag Stall" at Ebrington in the Cotswolds

Saturday 15th November 10.00 to 15.00. Ebrington Village Hall, Ebrington, Gloucestershire
Famous best selling local author Susan Hill is holding another fund-raising day, this time for the Village Hall Fund and, apart from her own books being for sale and all the other attractions, Susan has another very special stall - the popular and amazing "Magic Handbag Stall". 

The next Art and Antiques Sale from Simon Chorley

Thursday 23rd October  10.30 am. Simon Chorley Art & Antiques, Prinknash Abbey Park, Gloucestershire GL4 8EX
The next general art and antiques sale at Simon Chorley promises to offer something for every pocket and every interest with the usual collections of privately sourced material containing a few surprises.

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.

Court Barn Museum Chipping Campden- At the Sign of the Rainbow

Saturday 19th July to Sunday 21st September 2008 - Exhibition
"At the Sign of the Rainbow: the work of Margaret Calkin James"
at Court Barn Museum,Church Street, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire.

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 Return of Ulysses - a new book by local author Professor Edith Hall

The Return of Ulysses: A Cultural History of Homer's Odyssey - written by local author Professor Edith Hall and published by I B Tauris & Co. Limited.

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