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In the Spirit of Godshill. The Journal of Christopher Pan Charman. A New Forest Life
Christopher Pan Charman
ISBN-978-0-9572736-3-4 272 pages. 257mm x 180mm. Paperback.
The idyllic and bohemian story of Christopher Charman, Master Potter, of the New Forest whose mother Margaret and father Tom set up the Godshill Pottery. Tom was a wood carver (see Art UK), Margaret, the daughter of famous geologist Ernest Westlake, who founded the Order of Woodcraft Chivalry in the UK as well as the Sandy Balls holiday village in Godshill.
A Quaker educated at Sidcot School, Somerset, Chris revived the Pottery with his wife Kate and sister Danae, turning it into a productive business selling 'pots to be used'. He writes movingly of his family life, passionately of the New Forest and working the land, and with compassion and humour of the colourful characters who have filled his unusual life. Price £20 plus £3.55 post and packing.
The Road to Rangoon
A journey in Father's footsteps
Sonia and Anthony D Green
ISBN-978-0-9572736-4-1 174 pages. 297mm x 210mm. Paperback.
In 2018, Anthony and Sonia Green embarked on a project to discover the reality of Anthony's father's WWII service in India and Burma.
It took him from village life in Woodfalls, on the northern edge of the New Forest to the jungles and mountains of Burma. This book is both a tribute to David and his regiment, the 139th (Jungle) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery and a record of the journey Sonia and Anthony made to stand in his footsteps. Numerous colour photographs illustrate the book and bring the little altered countries of India and Burma (Myanmar) to life.
Price £20 plus £3.55 post and packing.
Sven Berlin: Out of the Shadows
Sonia Aarons, with contributions by John Paddy Browne and
ISBN-978-0-9572736-1-0 108 pages. 270mm x 210mm. Paperback.
Sven Berlin Out of the Shadows is an introduction to the extraordinary story of Sven Berlin's life (1911-1999) and work as sculptor, painter, writer and poet. A colourful extravaganza, this well illustrated book is a record of Sven's life's work and showcases his many talents. There is life on stage in the 1930s, in the burgeoning Art Colony of St. Ives in Cornwall, living alongside the Gypsies of the New Forest, retreating to the Isle of Wight after his book, The Dark Monarch was banned, and finally, after much heart ache, to the Dorset countryside.
Now priced £12.00 (rrp. £22.50) plus £3.55 post and packing.