Bryan Beggs came to Sir George's Advice Bureau on Saturday, and presented him with a copy of the First Edition of his recent book England's Story. "Bryan kindly sent me some chapters earlier this year, and I was captivated by this description of our country's history. It is written for children, but I confess that it taught me a lot that I never knew. It has come too late to help me with my own children, but our grandchildren come to stay and they will find it invaluable. The book is written in a language that a child will understand, and in a way that captures the attention and imagination." The book is being sold in aid of the Chalke Valley History Trust, and will be formally launched at the Festival on 25th June by author and historian Tom Holland. The book has its own website www.englandsstory.co.uk.
All the proceeds of Bryan's earlier publications have gone to local charities, and and his children's trilogy HELLO PUD-SWAN, has raised over £8000 for Naomi House Childen's Hospice in Sutton Scotney near Winchester.