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Friday, 30 August 2013

Fw: Book Pic

Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 9:31 PM
Subject: Book Pic
Hello Gerv (and Dor),

Did I tell you I'd seen your book in Waterstones in Lymington? There was only one copy left and the card under it said "Beauty on Every Page" so I took a quick snap with my mobile for you (attached).



Fw: Little Knoll Press newsletter - Bestseller around the Fastnet

-----Original Message-----
From: Jenny Knowles
Sent: Friday, August 30, 2013 7:23 PM
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: Little Knoll Press newsletter - Bestseller around the Fastnet

Dear booklovers
This newsletter comes after two months with lots of news –

Gervase Gregory's book 'A Lifetime in Postcards' continues to be in
demand and is on sale now from Queensmead Village Shop, Beaulieu,
Langdown Activities Farm, Ashurst, and the New Forest Wildlife Centre,
Ashurst, as well as P&GWells Booksellers, Winchester, Exbury Gardens
Gift Shop, Beaulieu Motor Museum Gift Shop, the Maritime Museum Gift
Shop at Bucklers Hard, Waterstones shops and The Herald, Hythe.

On September 26th Waterstones, West Quay, Southampton, are hosting a
book launch and signing event for 'A Lifetime in Postcards' at. We would
love to see you there, so please take a look on the website - and let me know if you would like to come.
(Of course you are also welcome to just turn up on the evening.)

Some exciting new book projects are on their way, but as writing and
preparation of books takes a long time, this newsletter is to bring you
some of the best from books already done.

Our bestselling book is 'Mr D's Thermal Cookbook', and I thought you
might like to know how travelled the book has become. On the website you
can get a glimpse of the places the book has been – across the Atlantic
(many times), around the Fastnet, around Britain and Europe, as well as
in countless home kitchens, tents, caravans and motorhomes. The new
recipe book will be out within the month and will no doubt also travel well!

If you peep below the Thermal Cookbook post, you will see photos of The
Herald book launch for 'A Lifetime in Postcards'. Janice, who runs The
Herald publication, counted over 100 people attending the Saturday
morning launch. Thank you everyone who came. It is rewarding to see how
many people appreciate a book that has taken a year to create. I know
Gervase was delighted to see so many friends, acquaintances and new
people interested in his art and local stories.

Alicia Over has achieved some further success in local sales of her
novel 'The Desert Iris'. The book is essentially her life story of the
times when she worked in Kuwait (late 1950s to mid 1960s) and it tells
of a time when Middle East politics seemed much simpler than they do
now. However, below the surface is a darker tale of spies and
subterfuge. The book is easy to read and a page turner that will take
you back to a different era.

Very much a memoir; Natalie Wheatley narrates the difficult and
different lives that she led as the wife of a tobacco farmer/prospector.
In her book you will see an unusual expatriate life, but one that has
similarities to the experiences of many women who braved isolation and
separation from their children to live on remote tea and coffee
plantations, or, as with Winnie Tovey, to serve in hospitals far away
from their home country.

Winnie and Frank are enjoying living in their flat in Lymington. Their
books 'Stranger in Chaotung' and 'Cor Blimey! Where 'ave you come from?'
continue to sell in small volume, giving much pleasure to the readers,
as well as recognition of two extraordinary life stories. Frank had a
brief health problem earlier in the summer, but apart from that, they
are not letting their nine decades plus each hold them back.

I hope you have had a lovely summer, with the leisure to enjoy some of
the sunshine.
I'll update you soon on the new cookbook and future projects.
With best wishes

Jenny Knowles
Little Knoll Press
Tel: 023 8084 2190
Mob: 07768 630 393

P.S. I hope that you are happy to continue to receive these occasional
newsletters. However, should you wish to not receive them, can you
please drop me a line by email and I will take you off the mailing list.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Fw: Book Pic

Sent: Monday, August 19, 2013 10:25 AM
Subject: Fw: Book Pic
Dear Janice and staff.  
This is good bit of advertising don`t you think, Janice.        I`ve just sold another 6 books and only have 12 left in my box.
                                         All the best,    Gervase.
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 9:31 PM
Subject: Book Pic
Hello Gerv (and Dor),

Did I tell you I'd seen your book in Waterstones in Lymington? There was only one copy left and the card under it said "Beauty on Every Page" so I took a quick snap with my mobile for you (attached).



Monday, 15 July 2013

Attach to news extra.

Mon 5th August to Sat 10 August paintings and cards for sale.

News extra

So see you there on Monday 5th to Sat 10th August. Don`t forget.

Newsletter 15th July 2013.

Firstly, the NEW FOREST SHOW is coming soon,  July 30,31, and 1 Aug. I will be there with Alan Langford giving the kids and mums art thing.    Looks like its going to be another good show.
Then I was so pleased to see so many people at my book signing in Hythe last Saturday 13th July.
55 more books were sold on the day and I have sold over 80 books in the last 4 weeks.
A BIG THANK YOU to all who seem to appreciate my artwork and the book.  
Please get in touch with me if you would like more copies at £14.99 local delivery free e-mail
Thanks also to the publisher Jenny Knowles, and to Janice Taylor and her husband, publishers of the HERALD periodical,[] and a jolly good read], for the use of the HERALD OFFICES.
Also to Phaedra assisting generally in a very pretty dress, and to Waitrose for the loan of the wine glasses.
I have a suggested design for the Ukulele tee shirt see img 11.  any colour and not printed but sewn.
Sew on round badge HUG....One off is about £5 but CHEAPER THE MORE MADE.
Tee shirt with HUG on breast    is about £10 again cheaper if more made.
I`m going to have a sew on patch one anyway to use over other logos.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

A Lifetime of Postcards

Well only 17th June and I have sold 46 books already mostly signed we are going to have a second edition I reckon as I am not counting store sales.  There were only 300 ordered of the first edition as a toe in the water.
Buy soon if you want a first edition [ they are well illustrated and cost £14.99  ]  phone 02380898413. Or e-mail

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Fw: 'A Lifetime in Postcards' now in bookshops

Subject: 'A Lifetime in Postcards' now in bookshops

Dear Booklovers (especially those in Hampshire)

I'm pleased to tell you that Gervase Gregory's new book 'A Lifetime in
Postcards' is now available in a number of Hampshire shops and is
selling well - who can resist the lovely watercolour paintings and
Gervase's stories about New Forest and Waterside places and people?

If you go to you can see the list of shops
that are stocking the book. Sells at £14.99.

You can of course also get the book from me at Little Knoll Press. Email
or ring me, or go to for your copy.

Wishing you all well

Jenny Knowles
Little Knoll Press
Tel: 023 8084 2190
Mob: 07768 630 393

P.S. I hope you are happy to receive news from Little Knoll Press from
time to time. Should you not want to receive these emails please le me
know and I'll take your address off the mailing list.

Sunday, 5 May 2013


Janice Taylor editor of the well known local newspaper TheHerald has very kindly offered her offices in Hythe for the launching of my first book called A LIFETIME IN POSTCARDS.  by Gervase A Gregory,  a New Forest Artist.
The cover is shown here.
There are 87 coloured illustrations and over 50 sketches of local scenes, from Fawley to Burley.
There are O.S.Map references, anecdotes[ sometimes involving local people who know me,] and my efforts at poetry.
The book is suitable for all ages, one page has a little puzzle for children,another a harder poetic 6 mile walk for the walkers.
Bits of my life are threaded in here and there.
A bit expensive at £14.99 but with the rising costs it just has to be.
I will be signing these first editions so will be very pleased to see you personally at the launch.
Warmest regards,

Thursday, 28 March 2013

book cover

MONTHLY MOAN.     A very cold  Thursday 28th March.
In about two months time, say end of May, my first book will be ready for sale.
It consists of pictures, postcards and sketches , my own artwork,
based in the New Forest [Hampshire England]
plus anecdotes, my friends tales [that are printable],
most relating to the postcard on the page.
All ages can read it, suitable for young and old.
It is not a history lesson nor a pub guide but
most postcard pictures contain map references
so that you can walk from one postcard scene
to the next,you will have to find your own way
I`m afraid.  A good exercise.
There is one of the few bits of doggerel that
is a puzzle for you to solve and walk [6 miles].
It is costing a bomb [clue]  so the price has to be
around £15.    If you would like a first edition
signed and sent, send me your e- mail or a
telephone number with instructions.
My e-mail
All my warmest regards to those who see this.