As well as collecting books, Jeremy Archer is also a published author, focusing on military history – particularly his own Regiment – and also on the Christmas period and how the holiday has been celebrated in times gone by. His published works include A Military Miscellany, published by Elliott & Thompson in 2013; A Royal Christmas, published by Elliott & Thompson in 2012; The Old West Country Regiments, published by Pen & Sword in 2011; Away at Christmas, published by Elliott & Thompson in 2009; Home for Christmas, published by Century (Random House) in 2007. He was also a member of the editorial committee for The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment 1958-2007, published by Pen & Sword in 2007.
The seminars are aimed at a broad audience including book-collectors, book-dealers, historians of all kinds, librarians, indeed at anyone with an interest in collecting any sort of text from the sixth-former to the retired professor. The atmosphere is informal, as are the presentations. They are held in the University of London’s Senate House and run from 6.00pm on the second Tuesday of each month.
(Picture: Seminars on Book Collecting)