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Tuesday November 14th: Talk by Jef Page 'RIOTS & REBELLION in LONDON & ESSEX'

Wednesday November 22nd: MEET THE AUTHORS

The Buckhurst Hill Residents' Society will be hosting an evening promoting the latest books of two local authors who are well-known to the Society.

Golden Age front coverLynn Haseldine Jones has written several books about the History of Buckhurst Hill, and her latest work is entitled “The Golden Age of Buckhurst Hill – depicted in Postcards''.

Pictures of this well-heeled suburb, particularly in Edwardian Times, taken from the postcards that were the e-mails or Instagrams of the age. They arranged business meetings, gave birthday greetings, set up assignations, demanded deliveries of dog biscuits and all the minutae of life. The people who sent the cards had little inkling that more than a hundred years on, Lynn Haseldine Jones would be able to compile such a comprehensive record of Buckhurst Hill as it once was from their halfpenny correspondence.

The Golden Age of Buckhurst Hill'' by Lynn Haseldine Jones is published by Loughton and District Historical Society.



Creatures CoverDale Gravett studied graphic design and photography in his native South Africa, and moved to England in 2002. Now living in Buckhurst Hill, his latest work is entitled “Creatures that lurk in the Deep, Dark Forest”, inspired by taking pictures of trees in Epping Forest. The book is a “photo fantasy” about the creatures that at first glance are mostly unseen in the branches, trunks and leaves of the forest trees, until people observe a little closer. The pictures are accompanied by sketches and and nonsense rhymes to aid their recognition.

You think that the forest is empty and bare, with birds and squirrels, and deer and hare the only cute creatures that live happily there.

But if you look closely at the trees and the leaves, you'll find many a thing in which no one believes.

Some are quite harmless, but others are thieves, and worse things are lurking in forms that deceive.

The beautiful forest is quite safe in the light, the really bad creatures tend to come out at night.

Please enjoy the great forest and romp with delight,cause...

“Creatures that lurk in the Deep, Dark Forest” by Dale Gravett is published by Austin Macauley.


Entry is free, and you can enjoy a glass of wine while Lynn and Dale talk about their work, and answer your questions.

Please come along, and tell your friends. Everyone welcome.

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