A Lifetime in Postcards
Gervase A Gregory
This beautiful, full colour, paperback book by New Forest artist and author Gervase Gregory is filled with postcards of his watercolour paintings, alongside further paintings, sketches, anecdotes, puzzles and poems that portray a way of life unique to the New Forest and Waterside area of Hampshire.
The book lightly covers Gervase’s life story and shows a deep understanding of the history and people of the New Forest and Solent shoreline.
I’ve been looking at your postcards and have found the places on Google maps – so far I’ve seen Fawley Village Square, Ashlett Tide Mill, The Jolly Sailor and Calshot Castle, and I will do more ‘exploring online’ as I read along.
John Grimley, Toronto, Canada. –
‘I think the book is wonderful; it perfectly evokes the mood, pace of life, beauty and variety that is The New Forest and The Waterside. So well prepared and presented, it’s like a tour of the Forest.
I am currently at my desk, in the basement office, devouring your book. I appreciate the OS map references. My wife bought a bound OS atlas at a book sale a while ago for a buck or two – to help with her genealogy – published in 1986. It has helped her and now it is assisting in helping my own memory of places like Lepe, which I have been to countless times. It, along with Hatchet Pond (sic) was my mother and father’s favourite place to go and soak in the scenery.
I shall now return to your book and my nostalgia and will write again soon.’