Jamestowne Bookworks

Welcome to Jamestowne Bookworks and our list. We are a non-profit company publishing works about biomedicine and nature we believe in, irrespective of sales potential that drives decisions in commercial firms. We don’t sell books from this site because they are readily available at Amazon platforms worldwide in print and digital editions.

Released internationally: September 2022

The Boy Who Could Bee is a debut novel in children’s literature. An interwoven fantasy about honeybees with the real world of their keepers. After Joe gets into mischief at the monastery, the abbot orders him to learn beekeeping. Unfortunately, he has more to cope with than a grouchy old monk, irritable insects, and cousin Emily from London.

“The old mystic symbiosis of honeybee intelligence and hive-keeper husbandry told through the viewpoints of both species—what a lesson!” James Alexander Thom. NY Times bestselling novelist.

Profit from royalty pledged to children’s cancer charities.

Release date: March 2023

Cheating Time is a 1996 international classic formerly published by Macmillan and W.H. Freeman and translated into five languages. It will be reissued and updated for the first digital edition. Chapter titles: Mating Madness, A Dog’s Life, Old Father William, Programmed Senescence, The Great Trade-off, Brown Séquard’s Elixir, The Gland Grafters, Hormones Come of Age, The Meaning of Menopause, The Shape of Steroid Action, A Very Infertile Species, Brave New Age?

“A marvelous history of the roots of biomedical gerontology.” Caleb E. Finch, University of Southern California

Let there be Life. Authorized biography of Robert Edwards, IVF pioneer, by Roger Gosden. Jamestowne Bookworks, Williamsburg

The authorized biography of Sir Robert Edwards (1925-2013) is a compelling account of how the nobelist led a medical and social revolution by making babies in ‘test-tubes’.

Now available in hard cover and paperback can also be ordered through bookshops courtesy of Ingram Spark

“Robert Edwards changed the world, bringing life, hope, and joy to millions of people. I owe him everything.” Louise Brown (world’s first IVF baby)

“Roger Gosden has captured the historical backdrop, personal motivations, incredible challenges overcome, and societal implications.” Robert Gore-Langton (Amazon).

A Biologist in Paradise by Roger Gosden, Jamestowne Bookworks, Williamsburg

The biologist Roger Gosden celebrates his love of nature and science in a collection of 40 essays and memoirs. Not a science book for scientists nor a nature book for naturalists, it is offered to everyone who shares a love of nature and cares about planetary health.  

“What a great book. I would recommend it to all my friends. Roger is a wonderful storyteller and I am anxious for his next book.” Sharon J. Plocher (Amazon)

Howard & Georgeanna Jones. Jamestowne Bookworks, Williamsburg

Howard W. Jones, Jr (1910-2015) was one of the most charismatic doctors in his generation from WWII battlefields to IVF pioneer. Howard describes his life and work with his wife Georgeanna Seegar Jones (1912-2005).

“His publication list contained 19 papers and three books, all published after the age of 100.” Edward E. Wallach, Johns Hopkins University.

“A wonderful account…” Audra Mitchell

A surgeon's story. Robert Tuttle Morris. by Roger Gosden and Pam Walker. Jamestowne Bookworks, Williamsburg

The visionary New York surgeon Robert Tuttle Morris (1857-1945), blessed with abundant energy and sagacity, was a gifted writer and dedicated naturalist. Updated edition of 1935 classic plus unpublished chapters.

A man who had the courage to be an iconoclast for the purpose of safe-guarding humanity.” New York Times (1935)

“This is not a textbook but an arresting account of medicine and society in the not too distant past.” Howard W. Jones, Jr

In vitro fertilization (ivf) comes to America. Jamestowne Bookworks, Williamsburg,

The scourge of infertility defeated doctors down the ages. Soon after a breakthrough with IVF by Edwards & Steptoe in England, the Drs Joneses launched the first IVF program in America in retirement.

“An inspirational book from one of the giants of medicine in the last century. At the age of 104, Dr Jones writes the story of the beginning of in vitro fertilization.” Suheil Muasher, Johns Hopkins University.

Walter Heape by John Biggers and Carol Kountz. Jamestowne Bookworks, Williamsburg

In this biography of Walter Heape (1855-1929), Harvard scientist John Biggers describes how the businessman who never earned a degree became the first reproductive biologist and worked alongside several of the greatest scientists of the late Victorian Age.

Appalachian Poet Bertie Jane Cutlip. Roger Gosden. Jamestowne Bookworks, Williamsburg

Bertie Jane Cutlip (1924-2021) wrote over 100 poems to express her love of family, community and the beauty of central Appalachia.

“Beautiful poetry” Kelly (Amazon)

Various Verses by Gordon Burness. Roger Gosden. Jamestowne Bookworks, Williamsburg

Gordon Burness (1928-2015) lived quietly in London, leaving no large footprint in history, yet as a great amateur he gave us poems and other artist endeavors to celebrate the outdoors and quirks of human nature.

Letters from a Biologist in Paradise. Roger Gosden. Jamestowne Bookworks, Williamsburg

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