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« on: January 29, 2022, 11:37:27 am »

I hope it’s OK to post this here?

My new book “The St Ives Branch Line: A History” will be published by Pen & Sword Books this summer.

Contains a full history of the St Ives branch from the nineteenth century to the G7 Summit.  Includes around 120 photos, mostly in colour, of the line through the ages.  60,000 words plus a foreword by broadcaster Tim Dunn.

Available to pre-order now from some of these sellers: https://linktr.ee/Stivesbranch
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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2022, 06:45:26 pm »

I hope it’s OK to post this here?

My new book “The St Ives Branch Line: A History” will be published by Pen & Sword Books this summer.

Contains a full history of the St Ives branch from the nineteenth century to the G7 Summit.  Includes around 120 photos, mostly in colour, of the line through the ages.  60,000 words plus a foreword by broadcaster Tim Dunn.

Available to pre-order now from some of these sellers: https://linktr.ee/Stivesbranch

Welcome to the forum, Richard.   Yep, sure, post away about the book - technically an advert, I suppose, but I expect people will be happy to be informed and pointed in the direction of sources.   While you're here, do tell us a little bit about yourself and / or add to other conversations on the Coffee Shop - if you can word-smith 60k words for Pen & Sword, I'm sure you can generate a few more for me & members.  I look forward! -- Graham
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Welcome to the forum, Richard.   Yep, sure, post away about the book - technically an advert, I suppose, but I expect people will be happy to be informed and pointed in the direction of sources.   While you're here, do tell us a little bit about yourself and / or add to other conversations on the Coffee Shop - if you can word-smith 60k words for Pen & Sword, I'm sure you can generate a few more for me & members.  I look forward! -- Graham

Thanks, Graham! I don’t know that there’s much to say about me.  I grew up on the Southern Region and now live in London so I’m not really a Great Westerner.  My connection to the West Country is that my wife is from Plymouth (she’s half-Cornish, half-Devonian) and with her I’ve visited the area a lot - including lots of holidays in St Ives.

This is my fourth book.  I’ve previously written two about the Isle of Wight’s railways and one about the Bluebell Line, so this is my first time writing about GWR (Great Western Railway) territory.  I hope people enjoy it!
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2022, 09:12:24 pm »

For info, the Pen & Sword website has a sale on at the moment, with 30% off on all their titles, which means you can pre-order the St Ives book for only £17.50, plus postage: https://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/The-St-Ives-Branch-Line-A-History-Hardback/p/21452
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2022, 10:08:22 pm »

Finally it’s arrived!  ‘The St Ives Branch Line: A History’ is available to order NOW from Pen & Sword and will be available very soon from all good booksellers.
 
https://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/The-St-Ives-Branch-Line-A-History-Hardback/p/21452
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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2022, 09:39:47 am »

Mine arrived earlier in the week.  Very high quality production and an excellent read.
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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2022, 01:13:08 pm »

Just in case anyone would like a signed copy of this book - there’s currently a very limited number of signed copies for sale in both The St Ives Bookseller, St Ives, and The Edge of the World Bookshop, Penzance.
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