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Beautement Books started publishing in 2014 - you can buy some of our books on the ‘Shop Now’ page.

The Events page lists our programme and the Notices page provides announcements and messages for people who have purchased the books. We have already published:

2018, July, Complexity Demystified book cited

  • Professor Brian Collins, as part of the ‘Liveable Cities’ project in 2017, cited a book written by Patrick Beautement and Christine Broenner in 2011. A pre-publication of the book is available as a downloadable PDF (10MB) from the Complexity Demystified page.

2017, July, News Items

2016, February and March: Articles in WoodenBoat magazine in America

  • Issues 249 and 250 of WoodenBoat Magazine included our two-part article on how four 23-foot (7-metre) gandelow were built as part of a community project for Limerick City of Culture in Ireland. As part of this we released, in PDF form, a set of plans which freely available to download. For step-by-step detail on how to build a 23-foot boat we recommend that you purchase the Plans Book.

2015, May: “Plans for Building a River Shannon Gandelow (with Step-by-step description)"

  • This is the definite guide to building a 23-foot (7-metre) gandelow. The book contains detailed plans, printed on A3 pull-out pages, along with an updated version of the step-by-step building guide. The description, contents list and index of the book are on this page. The book is based on the work done in spring 2014 at the A. K. Ilen School for Wooden Boat Building, in Limerick, Ireland where four excellent boats were built. You can order the book from the author, by clicking on this email link or by going to the Shop Now page. 

2014, November:  “Building a River Shannon Gandelow - A Basic Step-by-Step Guide”

  • This book is a basic guide (without plans) explaining how one of the river Shannon’s most elegant fishing boats - the 23-foot (7-metre) gandelow - is built. The book is 90 pages long and contains over 80 photographs and more than 15 diagrams. There is a more detailed description of the book here. You can order the book by clicking on this email link or by going to the Shop Now page.


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[As at 16 Jul 2018]
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