It all began in the 1990s, when we started writing articles for glass and antiques magazines such as the Glass Collector, and we also launched our own Carnival Glass journal (“NetworK”) which we published to a worldwide readership for eight years.
We then took on a major project - to research, write and illustrate three ground-breaking, unique books about Carnival Glass, for the renowned publishers Schiffer Books. The result: "Carnival Glass, The Magic and The Mystery" (expanded and fully revised, 2009), "A Century of Carnival Glass" (2001), and "The Art of Carnival Glass" (2004).
During 2005-08 we published a series of three CDs on Sowerby glass.
From 2011 onwards we have focused on researching and publishing a trilogy of 3 e-books on Carnival Glass made in Finland, Sweden and Norway.
Glen also took time out from writing and researching Carnival Glass to write a very personal and emotional true story about the Royal Air Force in World War II - "A Brief Sweet Life".
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Carnival Glass from Sweden (Eda, Elme, Fåglaviks, Hovmantorps) e-book
Volume One - From Victoria to George V
Carnival Glass The Magic & the Mystery
Riihimäki - Carnival Glass from
Volume Two - George V to Elizabeth II
The Art of Carnival Glass
Carnival Glass from Karhula, Iittala, Høvik Glassverk e-book
Volume Three - A Celebration of Sowerby
A Century of Carnival Glass
Brief Sweet Life by Glen Rose
A poignant and true story of the wartime fortunes of an RAF 50 Squadron Lancaster crew. It is a testament to the many thousands of ordinary men and women whose lives were made extra-ordinary through the acts of war.
This is their legacy....This is their story.
Epitaph - Ralph Wilson Gilbert, Mid-Upper Gunner
My brief sweet life is over, my eyes no longer see,
No summer walks - no Christmas Trees - no pretty girls for me,
I've got the chop, I've had it, my nightly ops are done,
Yet, in another hundred years, I'll still be twenty-one.
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