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Posted Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tom Bates' new book, `A History of Old Whittington' proved very popular at the official launch at the Swanwick Memorial Hall on Monday evening, October 27th.
The Mayor & Mayoress of Chesterfield, Councillor Fred Quayle & Mrs. Shirley Boulton were guests of honour, and along with 168 other people, helped to fill the hall to capacity as the author gave a 90 minute illustrated talk on the history of the village.
Afterwards, Tom signed over 150 copies of his new book which was offered at the special launch price of just £6 a copy, and the organisers from Old Whittington library ran out of books, leaving many people who had been queueing for almost an hour without a copy!
A second print-run has been ordered, and further copies will be available from November 8th at the recommended retail price £11.95.
Meanwhile, copies are currently available at Chesterfield Public Library, Old Whittington Library, Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery, and at the Tourist Information Centre on Rykneld Way, near the Crooked Spire.
Pre-publication copies are still available directly from the author at £10 each (includes P&P) and can be obtained from email@example.com - please email for instructions.