Champagne and Shambles at Hampton Court

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Champagne and Shambles at Hampton Court

Posted: 19/02/2010 09:11:24

Herefordshire Councilís libraries service is seeking to encourage more people to share their love of reading by joining a book group.

Local writer and historian Catherine Beale will be giving an illustrated talk about her very readable book Champagne and Shambles at Hampton Court on Saturday, March 13, from 3pm to 4.30pm.

The book tells the story of the Arkwright family who owned Hampton Court, which once was the largest estate in Herefordshire. The story shows how the landed gentry went into decline, and the details about life in Herefordshire, particularly in Leominster in the 19th century, are absolutely fascinating.

Tickets are £5 and available on the door. There will also be signed copies of the book and tea and cakes for sale.

This book is being read by a number of book groups in the county.

Anne-Marie Dossett, Herefordshire Councilís reader development librarian, says: ďThis is a good book for readersí groups, there is much to discuss and it has been so brilliantly researched. After the talk there will be time to ask questions and have an informal discussion in the beautiful setting of the library at Hampton Court. This would be a perfect afternoon out for a book group.Ē

Champagne and Shambles is available to borrow as a 15 copy readersí group set from Herefordshire libraries.

To find out more about the service for readersí groups go to www.herefordshire.gov.uk/readersgroups or contact Anne-Marie Dossett on email amdossett@herefordshire.gov.uk or telephone 01432 260646.

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