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Isher books?

Post: #97709 ina
Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:25 am

Having just red Mauzi's announcement of her books on horses, I thought - shouldn't we have a thread with all the books that are being brought out by Ishers? There's Hedgie's polytunnel book for one - oh yes, and the Bible... :wink: I'm sure there are even more talented authors around, if we keep looking!
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Post: #97719 red
Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:12 am

hmm good idea
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Post: #97734 MKG
Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:05 am

Or at least the ones which SHOULD have been written by Ishers ... you know ... How Green Was My Valley, Animal Farm, Jayne's Air, etc.

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Post: #101884 mauzi
Sat May 10, 2008 8:44 am

Great idea - I would love to hear what other ishers are writing about.

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Post: #101892 ina
Sat May 10, 2008 9:58 am

So come on, all you authors - where are you!
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Post: #101898 MKG
Sat May 10, 2008 10:20 am

OK, OK. Not very ISH, I know, but I'm coming to the end of "The Early History of Blyth". Exciting, eh? But I have uncovered people like Hacon Bubulcus, a 12th century baker, and the gorgeously-named Dionisia Picty, who I strongly suspect may have had a big hand in the Doom Painting in Blyth Church.

Next year, the blockbuster novel ...maybe.

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Post: #101901 ina
Sat May 10, 2008 10:23 am

I don't think it should just be "ish" books - anything, really (well, anything that can be put on a "family forum" :oops: )!

When and where will your book be published? It sounds very interesting - I like history, at least if it's away from the usual battles and kings beheading each other...
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Post: #101908 MKG
Sat May 10, 2008 10:34 am

It's coming out as a CD in the next three months or so (local history - small volume sales - not a chance of a paper print unless I sell my soul) and the whole point is that it's about the people who actually lived in Blyth. There are a few battles, but very few kings.

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Post: #101953 WiseBird
Sat May 10, 2008 4:56 pm

I've had 6 books published already...but they are on how to make traditional style teddy bears...not very relevent :oops: ...but they have sold worldwide and I've been translated into many languages, including Hungarian and Taiwanese amongst others!

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Post: #101955 ina
Sat May 10, 2008 5:00 pm

WiseBird wrote:I've had 6 books published already...but they are on how to make traditional style teddy bears...not very relevent


They'll be relevant to quite a few people, I should think - so why not tell us a bit more about them! I have an old teddy bear that I think is quite rare - can't find out what make it is - but it's one that stands up on all fours...
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Post: #101985 Annpan
Sat May 10, 2008 7:58 pm

WiseBird wrote:I've had 6 books published already...but they are on how to make traditional style teddy bears...not very relevent :oops: ...but they have sold worldwide and I've been translated into many languages, including Hungarian and Taiwanese amongst others!

Donna


wow... that is impressive, and if you are self-sufficient you have to make your own toys, so very relevant, I think... tell us more, what are the books called?
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Post: #101987 WiseBird
Sat May 10, 2008 8:13 pm

All of the books are aimed at people who want to make their own teddy bears in the traditional style with traditional materials, mohair fabric, wooden joints, glass eyes etc so they are not really toys but more collectables, although it is easy to replace the traditional 'dangerous' bits with modern safety versions to make toys for children.

Teddy bear making has been a popular hobby all over the world, especially in America and Europe and it has grown hand in hand with teddy bear collecting!

The first 5 titles were all published by David & Charlesand they are:

Making Traditional Teddy Bears
Making & Dressing Traditional Teddy Bears
Teddy Bear Century
Teddy Bears To Treasure
The Teddy Bear Making Book

And the sixth was a small book that was accompanied by a kit published by a company called Top Hat publishing

All of them are now out of print but you may find copies on Ebay...they do turn up!

Or if you are interested, I do have a website with all of the books on there as pdf downloads along with an instructional DVD and patterns for teddy bears
http://www.bridonstudios.co.uk

I hope its ok to put the link here...if not someone please give me 500 lines and take the link away :cooldude:

I'd like to write something else in the future but on a completely different subject!

thanks for showing interest in these!

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Post: #102031 ina
Sun May 11, 2008 7:03 am

Thanks, Donna - I'll definitely have a look at those!
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Re: Books by Ishers

Post: #102148 Ellendra
Sun May 11, 2008 5:34 pm

mauzi wrote:Great idea - I would love to hear what other ishers are writing about.




Not very Ish, but I've recently been encouraged to start a stock tips newsletter (that's investment stock, not livestock). I have 2 subscribers already, paying $10 per month each!

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Post: #102291 mauzi
Mon May 12, 2008 7:41 am

This is great! What a creative bunch we are. Great thread Ina.

MKG - what a great idea - we are all history buffs in our house. Have you a particular interest in Blyth?

WiseBird - very impressive. I think many people love Teddy Bears, I will check out your site.

Ellendra - Good for you. Had a giggle about the investment stock vs livestock.

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