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A Pride of Prydes

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A Pride of Prides by Eve Pryde-Roberts

Details of research into the Pryde family originating in Scotland in the 17th century until the present day, being some 13 generations of coal miners.

The original print run is sold out but the book is now available in Kindle format.

A Pride of Prydes


5 out of 5 stars Nothing but Positive !!!' By B. Handon 22 October 2017

I only purchased this ebook a few days ago after receiving an email from the author -- EVE PRYDE ROBERTS. Just prior to leaving this review, I noticed one other review from Steven Ollerhead, and I would DITTO his review!!! This is a FABULOUS BOOK! I met Eve trying to learn more about my Pryde Family, in the 90s. She lives in Wales, and has researched this (her) family for literally years, tying in many lines. I am still wishing to find that she is my cousin, but she has linked me to cousins, although distant, in Scotland, Australia, and the USA. I know one of the cousins in Australia lived in Canada, Scotland, and South Africa. Eve has included interesting bits of history, making this "13 generations of Coal Miners" a well-written and easy to read book. I like how she has also added the lineage in each chapter as she speaks about a different child and that family from the original James Pride and Helen Selkirk... who, by the way, and making it more personal to me, are in my own genealogical file. I'd also like to mention another cousin, Ron Pryde, who has worked with Eve all of these years and has traveled to Edinburgh researching original records for us. I am sure Eve's Father is very proud of her for all these years of hard work in learning and publishing his heritage! Thank you, my dear friend EVE PRYDE-ROBERTS! I am so proud of you, and so very happy to have your book!

5 out of 5 stars Fantastic family history book By Steven Ollerheadon 22 October 2017

I bought this book at the very under priced cost of £5 as it was written by a distant cousin who I have only just found after connecting via Ancestry. It is an immersive, brilliantly written, well researched, sometimes deadly harrowing but absolutely fascinating book all about the “Pryde Family history” but don’t think that it’s only of use to people with a connection to the Pryde’s because it most certainly isn’t! It is however a fantastic insight into the mining community and their struggles, mainly starting in Scotland but covering Wales and then immigration to the U.S, Australia, Canada and more. It is also a lesson to other would be Family Historians of how to write down the important information whilst immersing the reader into the lives of their past relatives. I have, and still am getting so much from this book and would like to thank Eve for making this available to me and also for popping up with a surprise email containing a fantastic photograph of an old cottage that my Great Great Grandparents lived in. Buy this book if this family is part of your past, buy this book if you would just like to take a glimpse of the past.

5 out of 5 stars A book to treasure By M. Davieson 27 October 2017

Difficult to write favourable comments when you are following two other Reviews which compliment precisely and mirror my praise for the Author.
However, I can say with certainty that this wonderful book is deserving of so much praise, or rather should I say, Eve Pryde-Roberts is for this incredibly detailed and superbly written account going back so many years. I have no doubt that to produce this wonderful record has taken many hours of research - yes, no doubt, part of it a labour of love but also a lot of hard graft as well. So much cross referencing, facsimiles of old documents and the addition of photographs where appropriate. I am also amazed at the very detailed Index at the back of the book, the cross referencing being so useful.
From the beginning of the book, detailing the very harsh lives that people had to endure, to the end of the book with the lovely, human story about Eve herself - as well as the wealth of fascinating and gripping tales of others within the family lines, this is a book to be treasured and enjoyed.
I can only add that it has been a pleasure to read and also re-iterate my admiration for what Eve has achieved.

5 out of 5 stars Family history. By Alastair Prydeon 27 October 2017

Brilliant book which the author has put a lot of time and effort into, she also helped me while tracing the family tree, Eve you're a star.

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