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Jarrolds, the New Mills and St Martin at Palace host our spring launches

Thanks are due to our good friends at Jarrold Norwich, who moved the launch for Clive Dunn's Landscape of Towers to a larger space after tickets rapidly ran out. A very big attendance heard Clive talk about his inspirations, and the continuing struggle to preserve Norfolk's remarkable legacy of ruined and rarely used churches. A stunning review in the Eastern Daily Press (we like to read phrases like 'wonderful words and magnificent photographs') helped to give the book a major sales push. Here's Clive dealing with some of those queueing to have their copies signed.

Clive Dunn signing books

The launch of Matthew Williams's Norwich Submerged a few days later was a complete contrast: Matt's wife Amanda helped Paul and Susan orchestrate the event, which was held in the rarely visitable setting of New Mills, Norwich -- a now-redundant water-powered air compressor station on the site of Norwich's medieval watermills. Matt put in many hours beforehand cleaning the premises for our visitors, who came in two shifts since the capacity was limited. Matt is just visible in the middle right of this photo, talking about the building and the book to attendees on and below the balcony.

Matthew Williams speaks

Philip Mosley's launch for Resuming Maurice was another contrast, with many Lasse Press authors and friends coming along to St Martin at Palace, Norwich to turn the event into a spring social and celebration of a fine year. Philip lives mostly in Pennsylvania, so it was also a fine opportunity to catch up with friends from across England.

 


Coming up later

Looking forward to the autumn, Burnham Norton Priory, a collection of essays about the priory in North Norfolk and the Carmelites elsewhere in the region, should be an intriguing read. The papers include essays by well-known local historians and archaeologists, including editor Brendan Chester-Kadwell, Andrew Rogerson and Helen Clarke, and the book is being sponsored by the Norfolk Archaeological and Historical Research Group.

We'll also be publishing Francis Young's Monasticism in Suffolk, an in-depth look at the county's religious buildings and people, and Stuart McLaren's Einstein and tbe Blue Shirts, on Einstein's stay in Norfolk and his remarkable host, early in 2020.


 

A shortlisting for Francis

Although he didn't win, we were delighted that Francis Young's Peterborough Folklore was shortlisted for the Folklore Society's prestigious Katharine Briggs award, for the year's best book on folklore.


 

Welcoming the Strangers

Frank Meeres is donating the royalties on The Welcome Stranger, his authoritative book on the many Dutch, Walloon and Huguenot immigrants to Norwich in the 16th and 17th centuries, to support the Norfolk Record Office, so was is very appropriate that our launch should be held there. It was a special plus that Frank (in the blue striped shirt) was able to show us some of the documents he used in his research. The book has already received an excellent review in the EDP.

Launch pic

 

Our catalogue

Lasse catalogue

Our catalogue gives details of all our titles, including one from early 2019, and our backlist titles, many of whose prices are newly reduced. The stunning cover illustration is from Clive Dunn's Landscape of Towers.

The catalogue is downloadable here


 

A cancellation

We're sorry to announce that Margaret Woods' Medieval Hadleigh will not now be published by the Lasse Press.


 


 

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