Sunday, 4 July 2010
London's Pleasure Gardens
'Vauxhall and the Invention of the Urban Pleasure Gardens by Professor Penelope Corfield which I published in 2008 as a History & Social Action Publications pamphlet has now sold out. Penny's pamphlet started off as lectures in the 2005 and 2006 Lambeth Riverside Festivals which I co-ordinated. I also arranged for Penny to do talks on Vauxhall and Battersea Park's Festival Gardens in the Wandsworth Heritage Festival last year and this year. If you want to know more detail about the history of the whole range of pleasure gardens, wells and spas across London, then it looks like Spas, Wells, and Pleasure-Gardens of London by Professor James Stevens Curl (Historical Publications Ltd) is a must. See details and reduced price offer on: www.countrysidebooks.co.uk/book-catalogue-book-details.php?book=1748.