David's Bookshop & David's Music
Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3DE
Books: 01462 684631 / Music: 01462 475900

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An Evening with Francis Pryor, BBC Television Presenter

Thursday 14 April 2011
19:30 - 21:30

Francis Pryor, BBC Televison Presenter, discusses and signs his new book, The Making of the British Landscape (Penguin, £14.99). The Making of the British Landscape is the changing story of Britain from prehistory to the present day, as it has been preserved in our fields, farms, roads, buildings, towns and villages, mountains, forests and islands.

Men were hunting reindeer across Northamptonshire long before Britain became an island. Human relationships, patterns of trade and commerce, religion, warfare and politics have had an enormous effect on the making of its landscape ever since. From the undulating folds left by the three-field system, to the Norfolk Broads (formed when medieval peat pits flooded), from the ceremonial landscapes of Stonehenge to the spread of the railways - evidence of man's effect on Britain surrounds us. In The Making of the British Landscape, eminent historian, archaeologist and farmer, Francis Pryor explains how these clues interlock to tell the fascinating history of our land and how people have lived on it. Tickets (£4, refundable if the book is purchased on the evening) will be on sale in the new year.

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Forthcoming Events

Best Selling Author and Richard and Judy Co-Host, Richard Madeley In Conversation with Judy Finnagan Talks About and Signs his New Novel, The Night Book
Thursday 07 July 2016 - 7:30 pm

Davidís Bookshop Hosts a Talk on The Importance of Landscape in Fiction with Novelists, Sarah Leipciger and Stephanie Bishop and Headline Fiction Editor, Mary-Anne Harrington
Tuesday 19 July 2016 - 7:30 pm

Davidís Bookshop Hosts a Talk on The Importance of Landscape in Fiction with Novelists, Sarah Leipciger and Stephanie Bishop and Headline Fiction Editor, Mary-Anne Harrington
Tuesday 19 July 2016 - 7:30 pm

Past Events

Best Selling Childrenís Author, Robert Muchamore Signs his Final Ever Cherub Novel, New Guard
Wednesday 22 June 2016 - 4:00

Moulettes LIVE in-store with support from Paul Mosley
Friday 10 June 2016 - 5pm

Jacqueline Wilson, Former Childrenís Laureate and Best-Selling Childrenís Author Opens Davidís Children's Bookshop
Sunday 15 May 2016 - 1 pm

Jacqueline Wilson, Former Childrenís Laureate and Best-Selling Childrenís Author Talks about her New Book, Rent A Bridesmaid
Sunday 15 May 2016 - 2 pm

The Power of Soft Author, Hilary Gallo Talks about and Signs his New Book
Thursday 12 May 2016 - 7:30 pm

Emma Bridgewater, Queen of British Kitchenware Talks about and Signs her New Book, Pattern at the Spirella Ballroom
Wednesday 11 May 2016 - 7:30 pm

Afternoon Tea with Anna Beer, the Cultural Historian Will Talk About and Sign her New Book, Sounds and Sweet Airs, The Forgotten Women of Classical Music
Friday 22 April 2016 - 4:30 pm

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Where is David's Bookshop?

David's Bookshops are located in Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, only a few minutesí walk from the railway station in the heart of the Town Centre. There is ample parking nearby.

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If you are looking for a specific book that you have been unable to find, please contact David's Bookshops and we will try and source it for you.

Contact Information

David's Bookshop

01462 684631

David's Music

01462 475900

School Orders

01462 475924

Email

info@davids-bookshops.co.uk

Opening Times

David's Bookshop

Monday - Friday 8am - 7pm
Saturday 8am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

David's Music

Monday - Friday 9am - 7pm
Saturday 9am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm
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