Memoirs
Old Dame Dancing
 

OLD DAME DANCING
by Nancy Parsons
Publisher: The Cheshire Press
2016
About
In her eighth decade, and feeling compelled to comment on what “she got out of it all,” Nancy Parsons offers this collection of casual essays. It’s a mixed dish of memoir, social comment, and rant, loosely organized around the subject of aging, and seasoned with a healthy helping of humor. With the right attitude, growing older is an adventure. It would be a shame to miss it.

Here’s how The Cheshire Press helped …
With Old Dame Dancing, Nancy Parsons turned once again to The Cheshire Press for the support and guidance that turns a mere layout into an professional book. This involves ISBN and Library of Congress numbers, color and photo correction, and adherence to the standards of printers and ebooks. The Cheshire Press also guides a book into critical distribution channels and ensures a listing in Ingram. It makes all the difference between DYI and professional.

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We Fought Them On The Seas - Ian Menzies
 

WE FOUGHT THEM ON THE SEAS
Seven Years In The Royal Navy
by Lieut Ian S. Menzies, DSC RNVR (Ret)
Publisher: The Cheshire Press
2012
About …
Ian S. Menzies, a long-time columnist for The Boston Globe, came to Boston after a seven-year wartime career in the Royal Navy, an experience that took him to Scapa Flow, Africa and, perhaps most memorably, to the Channel on D-Day. Mr. Menzies, now in his ‘nineties, has finally published this highly readable memoir of his years as a Lieutenant R.N.V.N. It is a fascinating account of a critical slice of history, brought to print with the skill of a professional newspaperman.

Here’s how The Cheshire Press helped …
At Mr. Menzies’s request, we supplied editing services for the memoir, bringing consistency to a narration that was written over many years. We designed the book and the cover and scanned and enhanced thirty-some photographs and drawings which illustrate this keepsake memoir.

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Marcia's Marvelous Adventure  

MARCIA'S MARVELOUS ADVENTURE
A Cancer Survivor's Journey Through Chemo and Beyond
By Marcia Lievense
Publisher: The Cheshire Press
2011
About …
After she was diagnosed with her second bout of cancer, Marcia Lievense began blogging about her “marvelous adventure.” Who could be brave enough to call this an adventure? Who could gracefully face each new side effect and share the details with frankness and optimism? Apparently Marcia can. And in this blog-turned-book, Marcia Lievense turns lemons into lemonade and proves that living well is all about attitude.
    Marcia Lievense lives in Holland, Michigan, with her husband Rich and a Tibetan terrier named Pearl. Her two grown daughters, Jill and Anne, live nearby in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Here’s how The Cheshire Press helped …
though author Marcia Lievense is based on Holland, Michigan and our offices are in Massachusetts, the publishing process was swift and smooth. Manuscript and PDF proofs flew east and west and within six weeks, Marcia’s Marvelous Adventure was in the author’s hands. Following Marcia’s direction, illustrator Don Doyle produced a line art “Marcia” for the cover and spot drawings to be scattered throughout the book. Now the book is available for ordering on the Cheshire Press website and Marcia Lievense is enjoying “the author’s spotlight.”

 

 

 

 

 

   
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Brothers of War  

BROTHERS OF WAR
The POW Experience
Compiled by James F. Arsenault (with Nancy Parsons)
Publisher: The Cheshire Press
2011
About …
In March 1944, 39 American G.I.s, all war prisoners of Germany, were marched into a prison labor camp in Burzen in present-day Poland. As the men lived together, worked together, and learned to survive together, they bonded as brothers. When, in January 1945, they were set on a force march zig-zagging westward away from the closing Russian front, they cared for one another and protected each other, surviving starvation, illness and aily strafing and bombing. And all 39 survived to see liberation in May. While imprisoned at Burzen, they pledged to write their story—a story to which each man would contribute. It took more than a half century, but now the story is being told. Here, in this collective memoir and in the words of the brothers of war themselves, is their story of survival.

Here’s how The Cheshire Press helped …
As Jimmy Arsenault went about his organizational tasks, we supplied guidance and advice, scanned delicate original materials, then handled pre-press and interfaced with the printer. The Cheshire Press also assisted with promotion and online ordering. We are proud to present this very personal and important historical book.

 

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YE CANNA JOIN IN OOR GAMES
Memories of a Scottish-American Childhood

By Nancy Parsons
Publisher: Foursquare Books
2010
About …
If yours was a Scottish-American childhood, this book is guaranteed to revive your own memories of growing up in a Scots family. If you remember porridge…if your blood quickens at the skirl of a bagpipe…if you dreaded heaps of neeps served up at dinner, then your heart will be warmed by this nostalgic and amusing memoir.

Here’s how The Cheshire Press helped …
We helped the author/designer with ISBN and Library of Congress numbers, as well as with specifications consistency and uploading to our online printer. We updated the publisher’s website and added
YE CANNA JOIN IN OOR GAMES to the ordering page.

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AMERICAN ADVENTURE:
The 1959 Journal of a Roosevelt Scholar

By Keith M. Taylor
Publisher: Garner Books
2009
About …
This a personal account of the Nottingham Roosevelt Memorial Travelling Scholarship, August to November 1959, features a foreward by Haven Roosevelt. A remarkable adventure story by a detail-conscious chronicler and splendid writer.

Here’s how The Cheshire Press helped …
For fifty years the journal, photographs, newspaper clippings and souvenirs which author Keith M. Taylor assembled had rested in a box. In 2009, he brought them again to the light of day and to The Cheshire Press with the request that they be “stitched” into a box. It was a challenging task of organization, design and PhotoShop work but we prepared all the materials for Taylor to supply to his printer in Great Britain.

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You Don't Know The Half Of It  

YOU DON'T KNOW THE HALF OF IT
A Memoir by

By Gordon Hall
Publisher: Gordon Hall
2009
About …
Gordon Hall has finally yielded to family pressure and written it all down—or most of it anyway. Tales of family and home. Memories peppered with “side yarns” and salted with Yankee wit are presented here for family and friends who have been waiting to have these stories told again.

Here’s how The Cheshire Press helped …
The book was written and designed before we became involved, but we were happy to help secure ISBN and Library of Congress numbers, check the designer’s work to ensure that printer’s specifications were correct, and to prepare and upload files to our online printer. If you would like to contact the author and order this book just click on this link.

 

 
The Story of a Lifetime
 

THE STORY OF A LIFETIME
A Keepsake of Personal Memoirs
By Ferne Eudelle Truman Smith
Publisher: The Cheshire Press
2010
About …
Ferne Smith kept a hand written story of her life and that of her extensive family. She lived to the ripe old age of 100 years and when she passed on the family wanted to preserve her story, and most important, in her own handwriting.

Here’s how The Cheshire Press helped …
Ferne's diary was carefully written, by hand, in an 8-1/2 x 11 inch book. We scanned the pages so as to preserve her handwriting, and added family photos thus creating the story of her family for all members to enjoy.

 

 
       
   

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