Skip to main content

Brief Needlework Interlude! - New Book Recommendation

Brief Needlework Interlude! - New Book Recommendation

If you need to take a break from stitching for a brief moment and you fancy diving into a good book or audio book, this is a great read. We don't usually do book plugs but this is a special, and perhaps indulgent one, for it documents in most eloquent form a vibrant period in Phillipa's maternal grandfather's family history. 

Mr Atkinson's Rum Contract: The Story of a Tangled Inheritance tells of the life a Mr Richard "Rum" Atkinson, who's involvement in politics and international trade in the 18th century put him at the centre of one of the most extraordinary and also one of the darkest periods of British history.

Mr Atkinson's Rum Contract

If you are interested in the history of Anglo-American relations, international trade, the war of independence, British politics, and most notably, the slave trade, this is one to add to your reading list. It was written by a beloved cousin of ours, Richard Atkinson, who has spent the last 10 years painstakingly piecing together this story of his direct family line. We first got to know Richard at the beginning of this journey and couldn't be more pleased or proud to see if come to fruition in the form of this brilliant book. Available on Amazon now.

Well done Richard, you absolutely did it. P&L xx

RIchard Atkinson's Time Article

Comments

Be the first to comment.
All comments are moderated before being published.

Your Cart

Your cart is currently empty.
Click here to continue shopping.
Thanks for contacting us! We'll get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks for subscribing Thanks! We will notify you when it becomes available! The max number of items have already been added There is only one item left to add to the cart There are only [num_items] items left to add to the cart