Sorry there was no blog post yesterday, I have been tied up with the reprint of Lady Montefiore’s Cookbook, as is often the case with getting another of my local history reprints out there is some final snag after you think everything is ok.
In this case I printed the first batch only to find that when I converted it into a format that formed a staple bound A4 format I hadn’t changed the page numbers on the contents page, so I had start again.
I know it is a bit of a lame excuse that that I was delayed by a famous Ramsgate resident who died in 1862, but that is what happened.
Anyway the book is now printed and will soon be available online both from my website http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/catalogue/ and ebay shop http://stores.shop.ebay.co.uk/thanet-books__W0QQ_armrsZ1
I now have copies available in my bookshop for anyone who can’t wait and I will do a comprehensive blog post about it later in the week, once all the online bits are completed.
The picture above, for the cover of the book © Mark Negin is of the Montefiore Synagogue in Ramsgate, he also wrote the introduction for the book that I have just published here http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/catalogue/lady_montefiore_s_cookbook_1846.htm
As Eddie Gilberts fish restaurant has been in the newspapers again see http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/mar/21/jay-rayner-eddie-gilberts-restaurant-ramsgate I have published the fish section from the book online here http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/310/id16.htm as you can see the tradition of fine fish cookery in Ramsgate extends back some considerable time.
The other thing that has prevented me from getting much done today is the stunning 1872 map of Ramsgate newly published here http://www.ramsgateremembered.co.uk/1872_map_index
Oh and I just noticed that China Gateway have made an announcement of changing the ownership of about 1,000,000 shares see http://www.londonstockexchange.com/exchange/prices-and-news/news/market-news/market-news-detail.html?announcementId=10420615 at today’s prices about £200,000 I don’t know if this is significant of anything much.