Flavours from the past with author’s new book

Local historian Catherine Rothwell who has written her 83rd book at the age of 91
Local historian Catherine Rothwell who has written her 83rd book at the age of 91
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THE shelves might already be bulging but they are also going to be selling everything from turbot to tipsy trifle at one Carleton shop this Saturday.

From Turbot to Topsy Trifle is the subtitle of Devon Recipes, the final part of a trilogy on history and recipes, based on memories and tales from her childhood, by local historian Catherine Rothwell, who now has more than 80 books to her name.

Former Fleetwood librarian Catherine, who will be 92 in November, will be taking the short walk from her home to Carleton News and Wine, on Poulton Road, to set up her stall inside the newsagents between 9.30am and 1pm.

As well as signed copies of her latest book - her 83rd - which is published by Amberley, she will have with her for sale many of her other local history titles, and illustrations by her late sister-in- law Sheila Houghton.

Catherine says: “I have always been interested in local history, and my parents were great storytellers.

“My father would spend hours fascinating me with tales of adventure, he could create snowstorms in our living room - I owe a lot to them.

“I keep saying every time my latest book comes out that it is going to be my last, but I always seem to write another one. Over the winter I hope to start on a new novel.”

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