Signing for author of Lincolnshire Landscapes book

One of the pictures featuring in Jon Fox's new book on the Lincolnshire landscape.
One of the pictures featuring in Jon Fox's new book on the Lincolnshire landscape.

The author of a book on county scenes will be holding a signing at Waterstones in Boston on Saturday.

Jon Fox, of Green Plover Books, will be at the store from 10.30am-12.30pm with copies of his book, entitled The Lincolnshire Landscape - An Exploration.

The book traces the fascinating story of the origin and evolution of Lincolnshire’s Fenland over millennia, including both natural and human aspects.

It goes back to nearly half a million years ago (pre-Ice Age) when the wash did not exist and the area was a continuous chalk escarpment connecting the Lincolnshire Wolds and Norfolk.

It then follows the story through glacial advances, which carved gaps between the Wolds and Norfolk and created waterways such as The Wash and the River Trent, before looking at human history from the Stone Age to modern day.

It traces the clearance of woodland for early agriculture, the establishment of Anglo-Saxon settlements and the development of trade, as well as the building of Medieval sea defences which can be seen between Old Leake and Wainfleet.

The book is already on sale in the Boston area - including Waterstones, Boston Stump and Sibsey Trader Mill – and at Bookmark in Spalding.

The hardback contains 192 full cover pages and is priced at £24.95.

For more information visit www.greenploverbooks.co.uk