Second print run contemplated for new publication on Edzell’s historic library

Inglis Hall, Edzell
Inglis Hall, Edzell

Last month The Brechin Advertiser reported that a new book had been launched, entitled ‘Inglis Memorial Hall & Library, Edzell’.

Inglis Memorial Hall’s historic facility has been described as one of the best preserved examples of a late 19th century public library surviving anywhere in the UK.

The Victorian Inglis family with whom it is connected are a great example of the achievement of Scots around the world at the time of the British Empire.

The new book, which went on sale in September, is attracting interest.

Sales are already averaging one a day, with increased sales expected nearer Christmas.

The book is not only being bought locally but other copies have already gone elsewhere, including a few to America and Canada.

The book has also been accepted for review in a number of high quality publications; and positive comments have been received from a number of academics and non-academics alike.

Author Jean Smedley says “It was over five-and-a-half years in the making so it is nice that it is now being appreciated.

‘‘I am hoping sales may increase nearer Christmas time too as some people have said the book makes a good present.

‘‘If this keeps up I shall have to give serious thought to having a second print run.

‘‘It is my current intention that sales from the first print run will be used to fund a second one.

‘‘It is exciting to be even begin contemplating a second print run at this stage, given that the book was only launched just over a month ago.”

The book ‘Inglis Memorial Hall & Library, Edzell’ (J.Smedley, Zeldel Publishing 2015) was published with a grant from the Strathmartine Trust, a Scottish Charity whose prime object is to support research and education in Scottish History, and is on sale at Edzell’s Tweed Warehouse.

For all other enquiries email the publisher at zeldel[dot]publishing[@]btinternet[dot]com

Inglis Memorial Hall’s historic Library is opened by volunteers to visitors most Sundays, 2-4pm, admission free.