Buying a copy of the book

You can order a copy of the Discovering Tong Book Online now for delivery in the post from this web site.

The book comprises 209 pages with 54 illustrations - six of these in colour. Book reference number ISBN-10 0955508908 (ISBN-13 978-0-9555089-0-5). For an extended overview of the book contents please see our Discovering Tong page. To enquire about availability at bookshops please quote the ISBN. First printed March 2007. Second edition printed June 2014.

If you would like to preview the book format please take a look at two sample pages in PDF format : Page 54 and Page 89. All profits from the sale of the book will go towards the maintenance of the fabric of Tong Church.

To start your online order click on the Buy Online link. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Payment is processed independently by the internationally trusted PayPal . The following charges apply for one copy :

Discovering Tong book
Discovering Tong book£ 14.95 or $ 25.20
UK second class
postage and packing
£ 1.83
UK first class
postage and packing
£ 2.00
postage and packing
£ 5.50 or $ 9.25
Rest of world (surface)
postage and packing
£ 5.45 or $ 9.16
Rest of world (airmail)
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£ 7.80 or $ 13.10

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Refund policy

You are able to cancel your order, or any part of the order, up to seven (7) days after delivery of the book. If you wish to cancel your order, please contact us with your details including your unique order number. You must return the book to us in the same condition in which you received it. All cancelled products must be returned to us at your own expense. Refunds will be credited to the debit or credit card that was used to make the purchase. For more information about the Distance Selling Regulations please refer to the UK Office of Fair Trading website .

To enquiry about availability at other bookshops please quote the book reference number : ISBN-10 0955508908 (ISBN-13 978-0-9555089-0-5).

If you would prefer to pay by cheque and receive the book in the post. Send a cheque for £ 16.50 (payable to "Tong PCC") to:

Mr David Dixon, Knoll Farm Barn, Tong Norton, Shifnal, Shropshire. TF11 8PX. UK

Book Reviews

“This book is in a distinct literary tradition - the delightful and authoritative account of his parish by a long serving clergyman. Think Gilbert White of Selbourne but add architecture.” Journal of the Ancient Monuments Society
“Forget the Archers and the disgraceful little Ruarie. Compared to Tong, Ambridge is semi-monastic. Robert Jeffery has written a history of his old Shropshire parish and it's sensational. George Durant II, squire in the early 19th century, was 'reputed to have a child in every cottage on the Tong estate.' When the details - housemaid seductions, simple homely family hatreds follow, they put the water-colourist's England into pallid perspective. This is a quite brilliant book, 200 pages of minute research showing a county family auditioning for left wing propaganda.” Edward Pearce in Tribune Magazine
“The book is in the grand tradition of quality local histories - objectively related with love - and contains not a few excellent illustrations by the author's daughter.” Journal of the Methodist Historical Society
The Kingdom of God is like a Yoghurt Plant

Also available by the same author. A collection of Robert Jeffery's writings has been published as an interesting and entertaining new book – : “The Kingdom of God is like a Yoghurt Plant”. You can purchase a copy through the Jeffery family web site .

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