Category Archives: talks and book signings

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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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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Talks in 2012

I enjoy giving talks about Lady Henry Somerset and her work, so if you belong to a group which is looking for speakers, please get in touch. Some forthcoming talks include: Saturday 25th February 2.30pm at Reigate Priory Museum Society, … Continue reading

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Review of A Talent for Humanity and Duxhurst – Surrey’s Lost Village

Received from Suzanne Harrison, Reigate: “I read Ros Black’s book and was as intrigued as the author about the incredible life of Lady Henry Somerset and the village she created for women with alcohol problems, and disadvantaged children. Her book … Continue reading

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Talks and book signings

I really enjoy giving talks to local groups and sharing my enthusiasm for local history and of course the wonderful story of Lady Henry Somerset. I often pick up new pieces of information from those attending. For instance, when I … Continue reading

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