Established in 1963, David's Bookshop is located in Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, only a few minutes’ walk from the railway station in the heart of Letchworth Town Centre. There is ample parking nearby.
At the combined Book & Music shop we are confident that you will find the most comprehensive range for many miles. We stock over 50,000 books on two floors, and a wide range of of maps, including every OS Explorer and Landranger.
David's vouchers, in £1, £5, £10 and £20 denominations are availble - we can post them to you (free postage). Now open - coffee, tea and homemade cake shop! We can supply any book in print and there are always many titles on special offer. The children's book section appeals to all ages and reading levels.
The secondhand book department covers two floors. Books are very competitively priced, from cheap paperbacks to antiquarian and collectors' volumes. We buy books - please contact us first as some categories are too plentiful! Local history (Herts and Beds) is always wanted. (Please note that books left for assessment will be disposed of if uncollected after 4 weeks).
Our Next Event
Biographer and Historian, Juliet Barker talks about and signs her new book, England, arise
Wednesday 01 October 2014
The dramatic and shocking events of the Peasants' Revolt of 1381 are to be the backdrop to Juliet Barker's latest book: a snapshot of what everyday life was like for ordinary people living in the middle ages.
The same highly successful techniques she deployed in Agincourt and Conquest will this time be brought to bear on civilian society, from the humblest serf forced to provide slave-labour for his master in the fields, to the prosperous country goodwife brewing, cooking and spinning her distaff and the ambitious burgess expanding his business and his mental horizons in the town. The book will explore how and why such a diverse and unlikely group of ordinary men and women from every corner of England united in armed rebellion against church and state to demand a radical political agenda which, had it been implemented, would have fundamentally transformed English society and anticipated the French Revolution by four hundred years. The book will not only provide an important reassessment of the revolt itself but will also be an illuminating and original study of English medieval life at the time.
Juliet Barker was educated at Bradford Girls' Grammar School and St Anne's College, Oxford, where she studied history. Widely acclaimed for setting new standards of literary biography, she is also an expert on chivalry and the world authority on medieval English tournaments. Her books include The Brontës, Conquest and the bestselling Agincourt. In 1999 she was one of the youngest ever recipients of an honorary Doctorate of Letters, awarded by the University of Bradford in recognition of her outstanding contribution to literary biography, and in 2001 she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Tickets are £3, but the cost is deductible from the cost of the hardback book (£25.00).
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