Rural Reads

BOOK TITLES AVAILABLE THROUGH

RURAL –Jersey Country Life magazine

Please note: our ‘RURAL READS’ pop-up book stall can often be found at Jersey events, particularly those with a rural theme to them. Our next expedition is to the Summer Fair of the RJA&HS on 9 and 10 June and then we shall be at the Skipton Festival, during the weekends of 23/24 June and 30 June / 1 July at the Piquet House, Royal Square.   

‘The point of going to the bookstore is to experience its glorious inefficiency, its Romantic signalling of something transcendent, its countercultural cultivation of quietude and dignity’ – the American writer, Dean Abbott.

(Titles in bold print are published by our publishing company, Crosby Media and Publishing Ltd).

****
Just published:
PIONEERS OF THE JERSEY BREED – Derrick Frigot MBE    £22
(£20 to RJA&HS members)     
See our RURAL POST e-newsletter for the author’s preview: www.ruraljersey.co.uk/rural-post ; Number 6.

**** 

JERSEY FARMING AND RURAL HERITAGE TITLES
Jersey’s Rural Heritage – A Farming Way of Life,  Derrick Frigot - £20
The Dairy Queen - A history of the Jersey breed worldwide, Derrick Frigot - £30
Jersey Horses - from the past, John Jean - £4.95    
Jersey – Not Quite British, David Le Feuvre - £6.95                                             
Jersey Cider Apples, Jersey Cider Orchard Trust - £8    
A Farmer’s Vacation, George Waring - £4 

HISTORY AND SOCIAL HISTORY
Cheers! Drinks and drinking in Jersey, Alasdair Crosby - £9.95
Titanic, The Channel Island Connections, (hardback) Alasdair Crosby - £10
Jersey, The Hidden Histories – Paul Darroch - £9.95
1781: The Battle of Jersey and The Death of Major Peirson, Doug Ford - £10
Italy’s Other Island- The Italian community and the making of modern Jersey, Hamish Marett-Crosby - £10
Dinan - The English Colony, Diane Monier-Moore - £20
Occupation, Reconciliation – The Life and Times of Michael Ginns MBE, Juanita Shield-Laignel - £15
Jersey War Walks – Exploring the fortified isle, Ian Ronayne - £8.95

JERSEY COUNTRYSIDE
Wildlife of the Channel Islands, Sue Daly -  £14.95
Channel Islands Flora, Peter Double - £7.95
Jersey Heritage and Culture Maps, Michael Ferns - £9.99
The Jersey Forager, A short guide to free food, Jeremy Strickland -  £10
Trees in Jersey  - A guide to the Island's familiar Trees and Shrubs, Julia Meldrum and 'Trees for Life' - £8

WHAT’S FOR DINNER?
Possible alternative futures for food production and farming, by speakers at our lecture series. For further information on these events, phone 865334
Six Steps back to the Land,  Colin Tudge - £15
The Secret Life of Cows, Rosamund Young - £9.99

BUSINESS TITLES
Thrive with the Hive,  A practical guide to service excellence, Claire Boscq-Scott - £11.88
The Ninja Marketing Toolkit, Susan Lintell - £ 9.99

COOKERY  
Island Kitchen – Seasonal cookery from the Channel Islands, Marguerite Paul - £11.95          
Channel Fish – Fish cookery from the Channel Islands, Marguerite Paul - £11.95

PHYTOBIOPHYSICS
Island Flower Essences, Diana Mossop - £25
Mandalas for the Soul, Lucy Hodges - £25

JERSEY CATHOLIC HISTORY AND CATHOLIC APOLOGETICS
A Community in Transition. The Catholic Church in Jersey in Modern Times, Alasdair Crosby - £10
Deo Gratias, A History of the French Catholic Church in Jersey, Diane Moore - £10
(The above two titles may be bought together for a combined price of £18)
The Scrappy Evangelist, Chesterton and a new Apologetics for Today, Paul Rowan - £18

****

‘The small, independent bookstore is simply a place out of sync with contemporary culture, chiefly because its very being emphasises an appreciation of quietude, romance, and the kind of glorious inefficiency upon which the best of human life rests….

‘…As with sainthood, so with the local bookstore. When all that matters is the physical, commercial transaction, you might as well shop on Amazon. Since there is nothing beyond the act of buying involved in purchasing a book now, you might as well order it online and save yourself the hassle of going outdoors. The act of visiting any local place, whether bookstore or church, to contemplate the transcendent reality it represents, becomes little more than a waste of time.

‘Amazon is much more efficient. Just tap, click, and wait. Sooner or later, your books will be delivered to you, hassle-free. You don’t even have to talk to anybody. For efficient delivery of the desired good, you can hardly beat Amazon.

‘But, efficiency …is the virtue of the machine, of the bureaucracy, of the soulless functionary who cannot or will not see the meaning hidden behind the sacrifices his god demands’ – Dean Abbott