Category Archives: books by Ros Black

Waterstones Book Talk well received

  My talk at Waterstones in Haywards Heath last Friday went well, with a lively audience, many of whom had personal knowledge of Chailey Heritage. Particular thanks to the couple who brought along some fascinating Chailey memorabilia. If you happen … Continue reading

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Book Talk at Waterstones Haywards Heath Friday 9th February 6.30 pm

I’m delighted to be giving a talk about my latest book Grace Kimmins and her Chailey Heritage at my local Waterstones this Friday. Special thanks to the manager, James, for hosting this.  I’m hoping the bad weather doesn’t deter people … Continue reading

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2018 – celebrating women’s suffrage

  As we enter 2018, we will be hearing a lot more about women’s fight for political equality, celebrating 100 years since females were allowed to vote. Most of the women I have written about have strong links to the … Continue reading

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Former Chailey scholar, Jack Hayward, writes a review:

Grace Kimmins and her Chailey Heritage. By Ros Black.   Even with my close association with the Heritage Craft Schools in my formative years at Chailey and a personal knowledge of Grace Kimmins, later Dame, I found this book to … Continue reading

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Grace Kimmins and her Chailey Heritage Book reviews

The new book was well received at the launch at Chailey Heritage on 12th October.   It was lovely to meet up with some former Chailey pupils who have been so helpful to me in my researches. Some of the … Continue reading

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GRACE KIMMINS – ‘A SMALL WOMAN WITH A BIG HEART’

Grace Kimmins has been called many things: ‘a genius’, ‘the greatest beggar in England’, ‘a small woman with a big heart’,’a pied piper’, one of the greatest English women of the twentieth century’, ‘a goddess with a chuckle’, ‘a spiritual … Continue reading

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GRACE KIMMINS AND HER CHAILEY HERITAGE

To book your free tickets for the launch of my new book at Chailey Heritage  Thursday 12th October at 6pm go to chf.org.uk/tickets  

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CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY Every day I seem to discover a new heroine – a woman who was prepared to break the mould of subservient womanhood. As my particular interest lies in the mid/late Victorian period, most of my heroines  … Continue reading

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WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE MAGAZINE – JUNE EDITION

My article Taking the Pledge appears on p62 of the June 2015 edition of WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE magazine. I expect some readers will find references to The Band of Hope illuminating as they may have uncovered membership … Continue reading

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SCANDAL SALVATION AND SUFFRAGE ENJOYS SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH AND LEADS TO NEW TEMPERANCE TALES FROM SUSSEX

Many thanks to all who attended the launch of my new book Scandal Salvation and Suffrage – The Amazing Women of The Temperance Movement in Haywards Heath on 23rd April. To promote the new book in Sussex, I have been … Continue reading

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