Limited edition of Land Army book available

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Avid readers have the chance to snap up a limited edition of a book focusing on the tales of a Land Army girl who lived in Pevensey Bay.

John Thrower interviewed Laura Hewson to pen ‘The Story of a Land Army Girl’ and during their meetings she told him of her experiences including getting struck by lightning while on a tractor and milking cows in the early hours.

Sadly she passed away before Mr Thrower had finished speaking to her but he had more than enough material to create a book.

Her stories and those of a group of Land Army girls the 66-year-old is currently interviewing are set to feature in a TV series later this year.

Prior to general distribution of ‘The Story of a Land Army Girl’ Mr Thrower has allocated 300 books for sale in the local areas as a limited edition.

Each book sold will be signed by him and numbered.

The publication is on sale at the 1066 store in Pevensey Bay, to tie in with the fact that Mrs Hewson was a local lady.

If readers want to purchase a signed copy but are unable to get to the store there is a free courier service for all orders taken over the phone or by email.

Fifty per cent of royalties will go into a fund for the Land Army ladies for all the books sold, not just the initial 300 limited edition.

The telephone number for ordering is 01323 768597 and the email address is:

As well as keeping busy writing a second book Mr Thrower is also organising a fundraising day for the Land Army and this will take place on Saturday July 20.

The event will be held at the Castle Inn in Pevensey Bay and the day is set to include a helicopter display, live music and some very special guests.