Nancy Mohr, of Sevynmor Press, is generously sharing her publication company’s first book, Nancy Nicholas’s Tales of an Inn, memories of Fox Hunting and Equestrian Life in post-WWII Chester County, Pennsylvania, on-line.
Sevynmor Press popped up in 1989, by happenstance, with its first book Tales of An Inn. Twenty-six years later, itâ€™s time to share the little book again â€“ without any cost to the reader. Some of the characters emerge in The Lady Blows A Horn and Delicious Memories. Look at the end of this page, click the link. Start reading!
Several generations were blessed by Nancy Nicholasâ€™s enthusiasm for Unionville, and her love of horses and foxhunting. Weekends found her deserting her New York office and hopping on the train with brother, Harry. In the mid-1980s, Nancy developed rheumatoid arthritis, no longer able to ride. Eventually she had to leave her beloved â€œfox-hunting lodgeâ€ on the Upland corner. She moved with Timmy, her little white dog, to Waverly on the Main Line. This wasnâ€™t quite the life she loved, but the book helped.
John and I suggested that all those hunting stories needed preservation, and volunteered as editors. Nancy Nicholas moved her energy to the desk, notes and letters, memories â€¦ kept Unionville a little closer. A full year saw a completed manuscript, with designer Virginia Sloss and Ann Armstrongâ€™s beguiling sketches — and the birth of Sevynmor Press and Tales of An Inn, published in 1989 with 700 copies. Nancy had a marvelous time signing books. She died in 1995 at 80.