Fenland Families Book Launch

PUBLISHED: 13:31 17 May 2007 | UPDATED: 12:28 04 May 2010

Annabel with local author Rex Sly at the book signing last Thursday. Photo: LYNNE TURNER.

Annabel with local author Rex Sly at the book signing last Thursday. Photo: LYNNE TURNER.

WELL known local author Rex Sly is pictured at the launch of his new book Fenland Families with Annabel Reddick of Burrows Book Shop. Mr Sly has produced a social history detailing the lives and times of dozens of local family firms. Many of the businesse

WELL known local author Rex Sly is pictured at the launch of his new book Fenland Families with Annabel Reddick of Burrows Book Shop. Mr Sly has produced a social history detailing the lives and times of dozens of local family firms. Many of the businesses he researched have been established for centuries.

Mr Sly said at the launch: "It was a privilege to be welcomed into the homes of these families and to be allowed to use personal family photographs which have never been in print before."

For Annabel and the Burrows family it was a particularly personal book signing because her family is one of those featured.

"The picture on the bottom right hand side of the front cover shows my grandmother with the Burrows delivery van," she said.

Annabel said that during the Second World War her grandmother had to run the business on her own, while her grandfather was away fighting.

The book is published by Sutton Publishing and is available from Burrows Bookshop in Ely, priced £14.99.

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