Children’s History of Abingdon

May 14, 2013

Sixty stories about Abingdon
At Mostly Books this evening Brother Cedric from Abingdon Abbey was there to launch his new book: Sixty spooky, strange and suprising stories about Abingdon.

Cedric has illustrated Abbey manuscripts in times gone by, but this is his first book. Cedric was drowned in 1327 trying to escape from rioting Abingdon townspeople since when he has had a lonely existence. He says in the chapter on Ghastly, Ghostly and Ghoulish Tales, that “One does not bump into other ghosts at all. It seem every spirit is on a different wavelength

It has taken ghost writer, Judy Stubley, pictured above, to get him finally published by writing it all down.
Sixty stories about Abingdon
At Mostly Books for £6.99.

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3 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Janet  |  May 15, 2013 at 8:03 am

    It is a pity that Abingdon does not have more book clubs. I like reading different books and used to go to Oxford’s book club but they changed the venue and if is more difficult to get to. The book clubs at Abingdon Library are fully subscribed and I have been on a waiting list for a long time. I work so can only attend in the evening. Does anyone know of any other Abingdon book clubs?

  • 2. Annabel (gaskella)  |  May 15, 2013 at 9:58 am

    I am a member of a long-running and lively book group – we are happy to be joined by new members as numbers are down at the moment. We usually meet in a pub.

    If you see my blog ( – there is a tab at the top of the page about our book group and the sorts of things we read, plus there are contact details for more info.

  • 3. Janet  |  May 15, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Thanks Annabel. I have sent an email to you. Meeting in a pub sounds good to me!!

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