SOURCE: Bruce Irving, Author

August 25, 2011 09:04 ET

Bruce Irving's "New England Icons" Is Now Available

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - Aug 25, 2011) - Bruce Irving, former executive producer of PBS's "This Old House," is pleased to announce that his first book, New England Icons, is now available at Barnes & Noble and online through Amazon. "New England Icons," published by The Countryman Press and featuring a foreword by "This Old House" master carpenter Norm Abram, will be appearing in local bookstores in the upcoming weeks.

New England Icons is a collection of essays that bring life to the sights that make New England unlike any other place on earth. Alongside the 23 short essays are beautiful, full-color photographs by noted architectural photographer Greg Premru. "New England Icons" engages readers with fascinating stories guaranteed to blow the dust off such familiar New England features as stone walls, lobster boats, sugarhouses, roof walks, saltbox houses, skating ponds, armories, and many others.

Within New England Icons, you can find a map pinpointing the best of these sights, making the book a great travel companion, holiday gift, or coffee table read for anyone who loves New England.

Bruce Irving, the Emmy-award-winning producer of "This Old House," "Ask This Old House," and Inside This Old House for 17 years, is currently a real estate agent at Hammond Real Estate in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and has his own home-renovation consulting business. He is vice-chairman of the Cambridge Historical Commission, a member of the Congress of Residential Architecture, a contributing editor at Design New England magazine, and a writer for Boston Home, This Old House and Maine Home + Design magazines. Additionally, he is a speaker and panel moderator at trade shows and symposia as well as a respected industry judge for The Boston Globe Home of the Year.

Greg Premru has been photographing the architecture and interiors of New England for nearly two decades. His work is regularly featured in both national and regional publications including The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, Design New England, New England Home, Boston Common, Boston Magazine and Boston Home.

Bruce Irving's book, New England Icons, is now available for purchase at Barnes & Noble and online through Amazon. For more information visit

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