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The Art of the Devon Garden, a fresh and innovative approach which opens up new ways to appreciate the garden history of Devon. 

The art has been brought together from private collections as well as from archives, museums, libraries and other institutions in England and the United States. Obscure and unknown artists are included as well as some of England's leading figures such as Francis Danby, Nicholas Hilliard, William Morris, Joshua Reynolds & J. M. W. Turner.

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A LASTING IMPRESSION - A History of Wheatons in Exeter
Many people in Exeter will remember "Wheatons" and many will have a connection with the company either having worked for them or had family and firends who have worked for them. This book is a must have for all those interested in Wheatons and Exeter's history. The book is for sale through our Website and also available through W H Smiths, Guildhall Shopping Centre and other bookshops.

A LASTING IMPRESSION A History of Wheatons in Exeter

Price £20.00 - plus postage
Published by AJW Publishing 14th Oct 2017     Author Anthony J Wheaton
ISBN: 9781527213272
Full colour throughout - Fully illustrated (Over 180 illustrations)
184 pages
Hardback, sewn /Jacketed
Size: 215 mm x 235 mm

New for October 2018

Not one of US
Not One of US, Individuals set apart by choice, circumstances, crowds or the mob in Exeter, 1451 - 1952.
By Todd Gray.

Highly illustrated with over 197 illustrations in colour and black and white. The images include drawings, etchings, sketches, maps and over 50 black and white photographs.

A study of 146 individuals who were singled out in Exeter, of people who were considered not one of us. These examples span six centuries and detail the lives of a range of individuals. Campaigners; Traitors; Macaronis; Royals; Murderers; Suffragettes; Eccentrics; Zealots Actors; Cannibals; Spies; Fifth Columnists; Heroes; Prostitutes; Rioters; Reformers; Lepers; Bolsheviks; and Aliens.

Exeter Local History Society  
A lecture by Dr Todd Gray to launch  NOT ONE OF US
Individuals in Exeter from 1451 to 1952 who were considered different to the rest of society - those royals, heroes and sportsmen who were celebrated and the fifth columnists, Bolsheviks, cannibals, eccentrics, suffragettes, rioters, prostitutes, reformers, lepers, aliens, arsonists, zealots, traitors, murderers, spies, etc. who were notorious.
Monday, 29 October, 2pm Exeter Guildhall.  Tickets at £4 available through eventbrite:


St Martin's Island

 St. Martin's Island - our best seller

This book was produced by Todd Gray and Sue Jackson following the fire of 28 October 2016  in Exeter's City Centre and the destruction of the Royal Clarence Hotel.  Exeter's initial reaction was shock and a sense of loss.  Almost immediately it was followed by an awareness of the fragility of these ancient structures with a corresponding greater interest in, and appreciation of, the city's historic buildings. 

This detailed study, supported by Historic England, has tried to show how the buildings in St Martin's Island developed. It includes many images people will not have seen before and the tremendous research has revealed some amazing features readers will find fascinating and of great interest.  It has proved to be the best selling book of all time for the Mint Press

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Price £15.00
Full colour throughout - Fully illustrated (Over 211 illustrations,including photographs, drawings,and paintings)
192 pages
Paperback Size: 280 mm x 220 mm

How to Swear like an Elizabethan in DevonHow to Swear like an Elizabethan in Devon Published Autumn 2016

Mell, ninny hammer, wittol, bally rag, nippy and bull beef. These and nearly 200 other insulting words and terms were commonly used by Elizabethan Devonians.

All terms have been drawn from original documents with examples of the phrases originally said five centuries ago. A companion volume to Strumpets and Ninnycocks also just published by the Mint Press also on sale on this website.

Price is £6.00 plus postage.

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Whilst swearing like an Elizabethan check to see if the response is an original insult or not!

Stumpets and NinnycocksStrumpets and Ninnycoks

Insults tell us much about society and offer a fascinating insight into Devon five centuries ago.

For the first time, a range of original documents have been examined to show how Devonians deployed a range of words and terms to ridicule, mock and demean their friends, family and neighbours.

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