Rutland Water book reprinted The Rutland Local History & Record Society’s book, The Heritage of Rutland Water, published at the end of November 2007, has been such an extraordinary success that the entire edition of 1200 copies was virtually sold out by Easter. Now the Society is delighted to announce that the book has just been reprinted, and copies will shortly be available again at the Rutland County Museum and other local outlets. Compiled and edited by Robert Ovens and Sheila Sleath and running to 680 pages, with full colour throughout, The Heritage of Rutland Water is one of the most extensive and important books on Rutland ever produced. Its publication marked the culmination of a three-year community project initiated by the Society and sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Local Heritage Initiative. Focusing on
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Rutland Water, its surroundings and its heritage, twenty authors discuss subjects ranging from its underlying geology to its flora and fauna, from archaeological finds and historic houses to sailing and cycling. Tim Clough, the Society’s Honorary Editor, who contributed the Foreword, said, ‘I don’t think anyone envisaged at the start that this project would give birth to a publication on such a scale, nor that the book would sell out so quickly. The decision to reprint has been a difficult one for the Society to make, because it commits substantial funds which are only recovered as the book sells, but we are confident that the coming summer season will see many more copies sold’. He added that in the new edition the opportunity had been taken to correct a few minor errors which had been brought to the Society’s attention. The local media, not to mention local booksellers, have been generous in their praise of the book – one magazine even recommended it as a Valentine’s Day gift! Everyone who has seen it has commended the Society and the editors on its quality and content. Copies will be available in bookshops in Oakham, Uppingham and Stamford, the Rutland Water Tourist Information Centre, and the Egleton Nature Reserve, as well as the Rutland County Museum. The new edition costs £15.00 members £12.00 (postage and packing is an additional £7.00). Note for Editors: For further information please contact: Robert Ovens (joint editor, Heritage of Rutland Water) Telephone: 01788 815970 Email: or Tim Clough (Honorary Editor, Rutland Local History & Record Society) Email: