Widecombe History Group - Devon Dialect Alphabet Book
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This year Widecombe Fair saw the launch of a new book – A Devon Dialect Alphabet
Now you can buy your own copy of this lovely little book.
Joanna Radford, a local artist, put together this unique book inspired by a traditional ABC rhyme that she heard read aloud by Tony Beard - ‘The Wag of Widecombe’. The traditional rhyme is written in the Devon dialect and each letter has been beautifully illustrated using a variety of different printing methods, such as etchings, woodcuts, engravings, lino cuts and so forth. The 26 pictures are all original art works by Joanna and many reflect where she lived in the Parish of Widecombe-in-the-Moor.
A new way to learn your ABC! Try speaking the dialect and laugh at the rhymes and the clever illustrations. This is truly a book to have, cherish and pass down to future generations and one for both young and old to enjoy.
Sadly Joanna Radford is no longer with us. She was a member of the Widecombe History Group (WHG) and she generously left this book to them to benefit their many projects. WHG thanks her family, Parishscapes, and all those who have helped bring this book to publication.
This lovely little hardback book is on sale for £9.50 (excluding postage) with all proceeds going towards Widecombe History Group Projects.
If you wish to purchase the book, you can use the following button to buy the book securely through PayPal using your normal debit/credit card:
If you would prefer not to pay online you can send a cheque for £11.00 (UK only) to:
Widecombe History Group
c/o Dunstone House
and we will post the book to you. Please ensure you include your full postal address and ideally an email address so that we can keep you updated with the progress of your order.
The book will also be on sale each month at the Coffee Morning at Leusdon Memorial Hall (First Wednesday Monthly 10.00 - 12.00) and at the Widecombe History Group meeting at the Church House (First Wednesday Monthly 19.30 - 22.00). We also have a stall at the Christmas Craft Market on Saturday 19th November 2017 and at the Village Christmas Market on 9th December 2017.
The book is also now available from the Crediton Community Bookshop. This excellent bookshop, located in Crediton High Street, is well worth a visit.
For further information you can also send an email to the Widecombe History Group
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The information on this page was last modified on November 07 2017 09:48:35.