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SECRET RYE & AROUND
Terry Philpot

The East Sussex town of Rye has deep historical roots and its ancient streets hide many secrets. Author Terry Philpott takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the town’s past, unearthing tales of intrigue and grisly goings-on as he reveals the murkier side of Rye’s heritage. Along the way we are introduced to the great, the good and the bad, and the famous and
infamous characters who have all played a part in its lore and legends. From tales of notorious smuggling gangs in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to the local fishing fleet’s vital role in rescuing the British Expeditionary Force at Dunkirk, Secret Rye delves beneath the surface of this old trading port, revealing a lesser-known and less savoury past that even most local people don’t know.

Terry Philpot is a writer and journalist. He has written and edited 20 books on subjects ranging from adoption to visiting London Cemeteries. He is also author of 19 entries in the Oxford
Dictionary of National Biography. He has contributed to a wide range of publications, including The Independent and The Guardian. He is a regular writer and reviewer for The Tablet. He is a trustee of three charities and has won several awards for journalism.

100 illustrations

Paperback 234 x 165mm 96 pages
Explore the secret history of Rye through a fascinating selection of stories, facts and photographs
Amberley Publishing
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Price £14.99

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HISTORIC ENGLAND: EASTBOURNE & AROUND
UNIQUE IMAGES FROM THE ARCHIVES OF HISTORIC ENGLAND
Kevin Gordon

This illustrated history portrays one of England’s finest seaside towns. It provides a nostalgic look at Eastbourne’s past and highlights the special character of some of its most important historic sites. The photographs are taken from the unique Historic England Archive, the nation’s record of 12 million photographs, drawings and publications, ranging from the 1850s and the earliest days of photography up to the present day.
Historic England: Eastbourne shows the town as it once was, from its streets and squares to its parks and promenades. It remains a genteel resort with none of the glitz, glamour and ‘kiss-me-quickness’ of other seaside towns; even today there are no shops or amusement arcades along the seafront. This book provides a nostalgic trip through time and shows that Eastbourne is still the ‘Empress of the South’.

The Author
Kevin Gordon is a retired police officer who has a lifelong interest in Sussex History. He is the author of several Eastbourne and Seaford history books and has contributed many items for local newspapers. Kevin is a trustee of Seaford Museum and the Chairman of the Alfriston & Cuckmere Valley Historic Society. In 2016 he was appointed as the Honorary Historian for Seaford Town Council. He has been a volunteer at Seaford Museum for 20 years and maintains their Facebook page.

160 colour & B&W illustrations

Paperback 234 x 165mm 96 pages
A MUST for those who love Eastbourne
Amberley Publishing
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Price £14.99

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CHICHESTER PUBS
David Muggleton

A fascinating tour of Chichester’s pub scene, charting the town’s taverns, alehouses and watering holes, from past centuries to more recent times.Chichester derives its name from the Saxon ‘Cisseceaster’, although it retains its street plan and city walls from its origins as the Roman settlement of ‘Noviomagus’. As the principal trading town of West Sussex, many inns and taverns were established here at an early date, particularly those offering hospitality for pilgrims travelling to the thirteenth century shine of St Richard in the Cathedral. Of nearly all the ancient inns, such as the Tabard of 1440, nothing survives except names in old documents. Most of the less salubrious pubs had their licenses revoked forever in the infamous ‘Massacre of 1903’, while further, more lamentable losses occurred in the early 1960s in the name of ‘slum-clearance’.

Yet the city contains some remarkable survivors, most notably the Dolphin & Anchor, now JD Wetherspoon but originally seventeenth century and, until 1910, two separate establishments, divided by political allegiance to the Whigs and Tories respectively. David Muggleton takes us on a tour of this compact but elegant city, taking in a variety of period pub architecture and history, including the Georgian Ship Hotel, where plans were discussed for the Allied invasion of Europe; the Victorian Park Tavern, once called the Ritz and meeting place of Ye Ancient Order of Froth Blowers; the Old Cross, rebuilt in 1928; and the contemporary real-ale-purveying café bar, Belle Isle.

The Author
David Muggleton is a professional lecturer and writer with a particular interest in pub and brewery history. He is a member of the British Guild of Beer Writers, Pub History Society, Brewery History Society and CAMRA. Over the years, David has gained an extensive knowledge of Brighton pubs both by drinking in them and by delving deep into local archives to uncover their fascinating histories.

100 illustrations

Paperback 234 x 165mm 96 pages
PUBLICATION DATE DECEMBER 2017
Amberley Publishing
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Price £14.99

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THE BLUEBELL RAILWAY
David Christie

The Bluebell Railway was the premier preserved line in the thirty-year period covered in this book. Busy as he was with recording working BR’s team in the mid-sixties, David Christie’s first visit to the line was by train in 1964 and then from 1967 more frequently by car, with a total of eighteen trips. The greater proportion of these were in the period 1969-72 when the line was usually worked by tank engines and nothing larger than the ‘Duke dog’ 4-4-0. The later, more infrequent visits witnessed a change from the ‘sleepy branch line’ image to more of a ‘cross-country’ feel, using longer trains with larger locomotives.
With an array of incredible unpublished photography covering the heyday of this iconic line, from 1964 to 1993, the author offers a nostalgic and brilliantly evocative record of this wonderful period in the life of the Bluebell Railway.

THE AUTHOR
Born in Romford, Essex, in 1943, David Christie began photographing transport in 1962 when he decided to capture the final days of steam on Britain’s rail network. He also recorded buses, especially around London, before moving to Scotland, where he still lives today.

180 illUstrations

Paperback 234 x 165mm 96 pages
David Christie offers up thirty years of wonderful photos of the Bluebell Railway.
Amberley Publishing
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Price £14.99

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SOUTHERN RAILWAY GALLERY
A PICTORIAL JOURNEY THROUGH TIME
John Scott-Morgan

Southern Railway Gallery is the first volume in a new series of picture books, designed to be of interest to railway historians and modellers. The series subjects are themed to include an interesting mixture of useful historic illustrations, depicting
locomotives, rolling stock and infrastructure.
Southern Railway Gallery covers the history of the Southern Railway from its beginings in 1923, to nationalisation in 1948, covering most aspects of its fascinating history and operations. The book looks at aspects of the Southern from the early years in the early 1920s, when the company had old worn-out stock on many of its lines, through to the introduction of new modern rolling stock and the electrification of much of its network in Kent, Sussex, Surrey and parts of Hampshire.
The company operated an extensive rail and bus network on the Isle of Wight, which covered the whole island and is well remembered to this day.
Although the Southern introduced a number of modern new steam classes, its main goal was to electrify as much of the network as possible, however this did not preclude the company from introducing two classes of successful Pacific type locomotives in the 1940s.
The company owned and operated docks and harbours throughout its existence, having an extensive fleet of ferries and cargo vessels, some of which served with the Royal Navy in the Second World War as hospital ships. The Southern, also operated bus and road services, which covered many areas not served by a local railway station on the system.
The Southern Railway ceased to exist at midnight on 31 December 1947, after a remarkable existence of twenty-four years.
200 B&W illustrations – many rare unpublished

Hardback 282 x 216mm 120 pages
Published November 30th 2017
Pen and Sword Books
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Price £25.00

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THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE OF A.A. MILNE
Nadia Cohen

Very few authors can ever dream of coming close to the legacy left by AA Milne. He remains a household name in almost every corner of the globe thanks to a phenomenally popular collection of whimsical children’s stories about a boy named Christopher Robin and his beloved teddy bear.
Generations of children have grown up loving the tales of Winnie The Pooh and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood, which are still among the most popular – and profitable – fictional characters in the world.
But while the adorable poems and stories have brought unparalleled joy to millions, Alan Alexander Milne, himself was never able to enjoy the fame and fortune they brought him. He died deeply resenting Pooh’s success, as far as he was concerned those stories were just such a tiny fraction of his literary work, but nothing else he produced came close in terms of public appreciation.
Milne died still unable to reconcile the fact that no matter what else he wrote, regardless of all the plays and stories for adults he had published, he would always be remembered as a children’s
storyteller. And his son, widely hailed as the inspiration for the adorable
character of Christopher Robin, could never accept his unique place in literary history either. He had barely reached his teens before he grew to loathe his famous father, who he bitterly accused of exploiting his early years.
The Extraordinary Life of AA Milne delves deep into the life of Milne and sheds light on new places, and tells stories untold.

32 illustrations

Hardback 234 x 156mm 184 pages
Published November 30th 2017
Pen and Sword Books
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Price £19.99

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SCREEN STORIES
LEWES GOES TO THE PICTURES
Ruth Thomson

The building of Depot, Lewes’ new cinema, was the original catalyst for Screen Stories. Reel Lewes, a group of Lewes-based film professionals and researchers led by Ruth Thomson, has spent two years investigating the history of the three previous cinemas in the town: the County Theatre (Watergate Lane), Cinema de Luxe (School Hill) and the Odeon (Cliffe), which operated from 1910 to 1971.
The team recorded what Lewesians remember about cinema-going in the past. While not intended to be a comprehensive history of Lewes cinemas, Screen Stories does vividly bring to life the importance of film and cinema, both in the life of the town and in the lives of its residents.
Contents: Cinema de Luxe (1913-1963); Lewes Odeon (1934-1971); Wartime warmth, wonder and weapons (1939-1945); Cartoons, cowboys, cliffhangers and chaos (1936-1960s); going to the pictures post-war (1946-1960s); decline, demise and demolition (1963-1971); a hunger for the big screen (1970s– the present day).
78 historic photos and illustrations

Paperback 210 x 148mm 96 pages
All proceeds from the sale of this book will go to The Lewes History Group
Lewes History Group
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Price £10.50

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LEWES IN DETAIL
an artist’s view
Marietta Van Dyck

To mark the thirtieth anniversary of her moving to Lewes, and almost twenty years since the publication of her first highly popular book Hidden Lewes, Marietta Van Dyck introduces a second published collection of the vivid pen and ink drawings she has regularly contributed to the ‘Eye for Detail’ series in the bi-monthly Lewes News.

Here, once again, are the often tucked away features which even long-time residents of the county town are likely to miss – subtle decorations above head-height, curious designs, intricate stone carvings, plaques, bargeboards, wrought iron brackets, leaded lights and door knockers.

Aided by a map at the back of the book, a keen reader is promised hours of visual appreciation along the town’s highways and twisting byways, each drawing accompanied by carefully researched historical vignettes.

Paperback 210 x 148mm 42 pages
An enchanting book – how many details in Lewes have you missed?
Pomegranate Press
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Price £5.00

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IN AN OLD HOUSE
The 500-year history of a Sussex yeoman’s farmstead and its people
Peter & Sally Varlow

In An Old House tells the story of the first 500 years of Coppard’s, a timber-framed hall house built in 1473, and its people. The authors have written this stylish, engaging, and thoroughly
researched book for all who live in an old house and want to know what life was like for previous owners over the centuries.

Local historians Sally and Peter Varlow have made the book easy to dip into, with many illustrations and explanatory panels. But this extensive and scholarly work is also fully referenced, with an extensive bibliography and index, and will be equally valuable for all students of vernacular architecture, local history and the English yeoman farmer.

From pre-Roman times to the 20th century, In An Old House follows the landscape, social, religious and architectural changes of the house and the village of Chailey. It is the result of six years of meticulous research by Peter and Sally into the history of Coppard’s, the substantial home of a status-conscious yeoman, the first of the new middle classes to emerge from England’s feudal society.

Not only does the book tell the fascinating story of the early Coppard family, notable in Sussex, their house and the surrounding area, but it also represents meticulous timber measurements and estimations of how many oak trees went into the house. It will fascinate everyone who lives in one of the many thousands of traditional timber-framed houses in the South East.

450 colour photos, illustrations and maps

Hardback 266 x 199mm 320 pages
A MUST FOR LOVERS OF OLD BUILDINGS
Pomegranate Press
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Price £30.00

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SOME MILLS, MYTHS AND MEMORIES OF HIGHDOWN HILL
Peter R Stenning

Highdown Hill will be familiar to visitors and locals alike silhouetted against the northern skyline, with its commanding presence and crown of trees overlooking the ancient coastal villages of Goring and Ferring in West Sussex.
About the Author: As a small child, Peter was fascinated by John Olliver and his tomb, and as a teenager, became very interested in old windmills. When he left school he became apprentice with one of only two firms in Britain, at that time, who carried out restoration work on old mills.
He worked for this firm for a number of years, then left to join a local company of traditional stone-ground flour millers where he became the head millstone dresser. He also learnt a lot about milling and carrying 2cwt sacks of wheat. He left to become a journeyman millwright and worked for a firm in the Midlands, also working abroad on mills.
In the early 1970s he set up his own business and began working for museums and private customers. He later worked on windmills and watermills for the National Trust, county councils, and for commercial millers. In addition, he carried out some voluntary projects, working in more than a dozen counties.
He retired after spending more than 40 years on millwrighting work and has run every kind of mill to grind flour. His many other interests include the study of milling history and collecting mill memorabilia.

26 line drawings, 10 maps and 11 B&W photographs

Paperback 245 x 170mm 80 pages
THIS IS A SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF 50 COPIES
Country Books
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Price £14.00

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THE STORY OF ST MARY’S PRIMARY SCHOOL, WASHINGTON
Kevin Newman

Yes, this is Washington in West Sussex!
A history of the school from its foundation in 1867. The first school: learning: fun and games: behaviour: wartimes: teaching and other staff: some successful students. 75 historic B&W photographs, 2 maps and 2 plans. 12 colour photos.

The author is well-known in Sussex for his local books on the county from Amberley:
Brighton and Hove In 50 Buildings
Lewes Pubs
Secret Brighton
50 Gems of Sussex

Paperback 235 x 165mm 72 pages
All proceeds from the sale of this book are being donated to the school.
Country Books
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Price £10.00

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THE SHINING CORD OF SHEILA KAYE-SMITH
Shaun Cooper

Sheila Kaye-Smith was a Sussex writer. She wrote more than 30 novels, most of them set in that county, and some in Kent, and she also wrote short stories, poetry, articles, and non-fiction books. One of her most popular novels was made into a film. This new biography about her contains a lot of original research, as well as excerpts from book reviews, articles, interviews, and other sources. Highlights will undoubtedly be the quotes from and plot descriptions of two unfinished novels; details about some of her lesser known stories, as well as the sections about Baa, Trimmer and Pearl, Platnix, The Lodge, Old Gadgett, City Red, The Fairy Housemaid, The Little Flower, the gleams, and, of course, the Shining Cord.
Extras:
Picture Gallery (in full colour), Production Notes, and Easter Eggs.

Paperback 210 x 148mm 214 pages
Biography of Sheila Kaye-Smith 1887-1956
Country Books
ISBN 978-1-910489-47-5

Price £12.50

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HAROLD
THE KING WHO FELL AT HASTINGS
Peter Rex

Harold Godwinson, King of England, was unable to defend his realm from William the Conqueror’s invading Norman army in 1066. The Normans wreaked havoc across the country and changed the history of England forever.
This full-scale biography of England’s last Anglo-Saxon king reveals an astute political operator who, as Earl of Wessex, won the affection of the English people and the support of Edward the Confessor to succeed him. Peter Rex tells the story of a formidable warrior-king killed in battle in defence of his kingdom.

THE AUTHOR
Peter Rex was Head of History at Prince Thorpe College for twenty years. He was an acknowledged expert on Eleventh-century English and Norman history. He died in March 2012.

Paperback 198 x 129mm 304 pages
I was tempted to say “Keep and eye out for this book”
Amberley Publishing
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Price £9.99

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SIGNALLING AND SIGNAL BOXES ALONG THE LB&SRC AND ISLE OF WIGHT RAILWAY ROUTES
Allen Jackson

The Prince Regent first popularised Brighton as a pleasure destination in the eighteenth century, and the town acquired a reputation for pleasure for the masses after the coming of the railway. From these beginnings the railway grew to cover large parts of Surrey and Sussex, and went some way to establishing the railway commuter. The bowler-hatted city gent on the 07.10 to Victoria became a national stereotype.
These intensively worked lines were early converts to electric traction in the 1920s and 1930s and, consequently, much of its mechanical signalling was removed then. However, some mechanical signalling remained in seaside resorts other than Brighton and on other routes not seen as a modernisation priority. Massive investment in recent years has rendered or will shortly render the remaining mechanical signalling and signal boxes redundant, but the LB&SCR will live on at the Bluebell heritage railway. The Isle of Wight railway continues in a proud independent tradition; much of it was concerned with providing a conveyor belt for holidaymakers off the ferries in the summer months.
Allen Jackson uses an array of photographs to illustrate lavishly the story of signalling in the principal constituents of the Southern Rail region – focusing here on the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway and Isle of Wight routes.
THE AUTHOR
Allen Jackson has worked for the RAF, as a teacher and now owns his business. He is a lifelong railway enthusiast who has published several books with Amberley.

Paperback 234 x 165mm 96 pages
I was puffed out just reading the book!
Amberley Publishing
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Price £14.99

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BREWING IN WEST SUSSEX
David Muggleton

Beer originated in the Middle East about 8000 BC and took another three-and-a-half millennia to arrive across the Channel in Britain. In sixth-century Sussex – the kingdom of the South Saxons – social life centred upon the alehouse. Throughout the Middle Ages, brewing remained a domestic occupation: beer was sweet, and flavoured with herbs and spices. By 1600, when Henry Stanton was brewing in Crawley, the use of hops to flavour and preserve beer had become standard practice.
The growth of the large commercial brewers was a product of the Industrial Revolution, from which era date famous West Sussex family concerns such as the Hentys of Chichester, the Ockendens of Crawley and the Constables of Littlehampton. That these are no longer with us is due to a long process of acquisition during the twentieth century. With the takeover of the last of their line, King & Barnes of Horsham, in 2000, brewing in West Sussex was left to just a handful of small independents. Yet today there are nearly thirty breweries in this part of the county.
This fully illustrated and informative book pays homage to the brewing heritage of West Sussex while celebrating the current outpouring of creativity known as the microbrewery revolution.

THE AUTHOR
David Muggleton is a professional lecturer and writer with a particular interest in pub and brewery history. He is a member of the British Guild of Beer Writers, Pub History Society, Brewery History Society and CAMRA. Over the years, David has gained an extensive knowledge of Brighton pubs both by drinking in them and by delving deep into local archives to uncover their fascinating histories.

Paperback 234 x 165mm 96 pages
Reading this book is a great way to work up a thirst!
Amberley Publishing
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Price £14.99

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BRIGHTON’S GRAPHIC WAR
Tim Piclher (editor)

Cover design by Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell
Foreword by Comic’s Laureate Dave Gibbons

With tales of the Suffragettes, the paranormal, conscientious objectors, wounded Indian soldiers and families torn apart by conflict, Brighton’s Graphic War focuses on the impact of World War One on home life.Created by 15 new young writers and artists, the book illustrates the huge social changes that took place from 1900 to 1920; from daily life at the workhouse, to wash day in Hove; conscripts returning home after the horrors of the front line, to rationing on the
domestic front – Brighton’s Graphic War details how the first modern war of the 20th Century impacted upon the people of a Sussex town.

Paperback 270 x 185mm 200 pages
This book should prove to be a real collector’s item
QueenSpark
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Price £12.99

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THE GODDESS: A DEMON
Richard Marsh

A Victorian Gothic Horror novel first published in 1900.

John Ferguson has a dream in which his friend Edwin Lawrence is attacked in the night by a laughing female fiend. He wakes up to find a beautiful, mysterious woman stepping into his room through the window. She is covered in blood and cannot remember her name. The following morning, Lawrence is found dead, his body and face slashed beyond recognition…

3 B&W photographs

Paperback 198 x 129mm 256 pages
With a new introduction on the author by Shaun Cooper.
Country Books
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Price £9.99

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THE FRIENDLY GHOSTS OF WHITE LODGE
ROEDEAN BRIGHTON
Catrin Edwards-Jones

The story of a remarkable house, White Lodge on the cliff at Roedean, near Brighton. It was designed and built by Sir John W. Simpson in 1903 for Mrs. Fanny Mertineau, and later named ‘The Corner House’. Over the following years a few young lady boarders from Roedean School for Girls, unable to return home for the holidays, were transferred to Mrs. Martineau’s home. It was sold in 1921, following her demise. In 1924 Lady Victoria Sackville of ‘Knole’ Sevenoaks, Kent, purchased ‘The Corner House’ including an extra parcel of land up to Roedean School for the sum of £11,500 and renamed it ‘White Lodge’. In 1928, she sold the land on the eastern side to the Mayor of Brighton for £10,500 – the present miniature golf course. The house was enlarged by Sir Edwin Lutyens who added the east and west wings with an aesthetic ‘Arts and Crafts’ design. At a later date, he designed and constructed a sunken rose garden – still unchanged today. On the death of Lady Sackville the house passed to her grandson, Nigel Nicolson, and five years later, it was sold. The new owner divided the building into seven apartments. David Ellis, co-writer of ‘The Daleks’ lived in Flat 3, and had encountered the vision of a lady in a long gown drifting along a corridor. Could it have been Lady Sackville? She was also seen at other times by different people. And then there is the ghost of Crawford…

Paperback 210 x 148mm 16 pages
5 B&W and 4 colour pictures
Country Books
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Price £4.95

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GLORY DAYS
Alex Askaroff

We all love stories don’t we, especially true ones. For over 30 years Alex Askaroff has been carefully collecting and sharing priceless tales from his corner of England. At last his long awaited next volume is finally here. In his eleventh published book he shows us once again that he is the master of the short story.

We meet Little Sid, who earned his first medal cycling through The Blitz, before he was even old enough to go to war. We meet crazy farmers and mad dogs, great inventors and a host of wonderfully eccentric characters, from corrupt politicians and naked gardeners to the Hastings schoolboy who fooled the world to become the most famous First Nation Indian alive.

Alex Askaroff’s way with words, his funny and thought provoking stories, and the wonderful Sussex characters that he meets on his travels will leave you with a smile and a happy heart.

Once again Alex has brought his unique magic to the page and captures England, its history and its people as only he can.

140 B&W photos

Paperback 230 x 155mm 340 pages
The long-awaited book from our master storyteller
Country Books
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Price £14.99

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SWANBOROUGH AND IFORD
250BC to 2016AD
Brigid Chapman

The Saxon Hundred of Swanborough covers 4,678 acres of land on the west bank of the Ouse. Within it is the hamlet of Swanborough and the village of Iford, population 205. England’s first windmill was built in the village a few years after the Church of St. Nicholas was founded. At one time its farm’s herd of cattle was the largest in the country and holder of two world records. There have been changes – gone is the pub and the post office, dairy farming has given way to arable and beef cattle, but its fishing lakes and airfields are very much visited and its Lucky Buckets rock band raises cash for charities with gigs in and around the village…

12 B&W illustrations/plans. 17 colour pictures and 1 colour map

Paperback 210 x 148mm 30 pages
Another of Brigid’s wonderful booklets on Sussex
CGB Books
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Price £4.99

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THE SUN STREET STORY
A STREET STORIES PROJECT FOR LEWES HISTORY GROUP
Brian Cheesmur, Rosemary Page, Frances Stenlake and Susan Wekks

The team found some surprises as they dug up the past. Besides the origins of the street and the
varying construction of its 19th century houses, the team’s discoveries included finding that an
employee of Albion Russell and Sons (which later became Russell and Bromley) had made boots in Sun Street; that the Fruiterers Arms (closed in late 1990s) was the home of the Lewes Wanderers Cycle Club; and that in the 1950s, the Salvation Army held Sunday meetings in the street under a gas lamp. And did you know that part of Sun Street would have been demolished in the 1960s if the ‘proposed Relief Road’ had gone ahead?

3 maps, 36 col photos, 42 B&W photos, 19 line illustrations

It also includes many colourful stories from the local press of the time, plus previously unpublished family stories and photos from current and former residents.

Paperback 210 x 148mm 83 pages
As Lewes History Group are a charity, this book includes postage in order that all monies go to them
Lewes History Group
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Price £10.00

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HOOVES IN THE HIGH STREET
THE HORSE HISTORY OF ALFRISTON
Cheryl Lutring

The otherwise overlooked horse activity in the village of Alfriston from 1850 to 2010.
75 B&W illustrations.

Paperback 210 x 148mm 120 pages
A great read – even if you do not have a horse!
Phreestyle Pholios
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Price £10.00

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LADY THATCHER’S WINK
David Arscott

The novel envisages a general election a few years from now, with the government’s austerity programme cruelly intensified. Former Lewes MP and Coalition minister Norman Baker has compared its dark humour to the works of George Orwell. The plot revolves around a portrait of Margaret Thatcher in 10 Downing Street which is obscenely defaced. A chance encounter alerts the caretaker prime minister, a landed grandee, to the grim reality of the country he nominally runs. As he swings to the left, Labour leapfrog him to fill the vacancy and an elderly Charles III is worryingly susceptible to the attempts of a rabidly nationalistic party to increase the powers of the House of Windsor.

Paperback 234 x 156mm 170 pages
Any resemblances between the fictional characters in this book and figures in British public life ar
Pomegranate Press
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Price £7.99

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A SUSSEX WAYFARER’S NATURE NOTES
David Johnston

In addition to these nature notes, David also recorded interesting old barns and farm buildings; shepherd huts; redundant farm machinery, and in fact, any curious artifacts they came across. Also, the many country
people they met and spoke to – from Lords and Ladies, to old Sussex
farmers, country rustics and odd eccentrics – with snippets of
conversation they had with them. Then there are ‘events’ – the great storm of 1987, and the change it made to the countryside – also the floods; the snow storms – and the weather that he noted each day. All these things and ‘much more’ are within the pages of his diaries – the contents of which make up this wonderfully informative new book.

Paperback 210 x 148mm 112 pages
OakBarn Press
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Price £8.50

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ANGELS ON CALL
Iris Watts

We all need guardian angels at some times in our lives. Children need them, too. Take Josh, for instance. He’s terrified of singing solo in his school’s carol service, or Harry who gets lost in a wood as darkness falls, and Stevie comes to their rescue. Stevie is a very modern angel who, with his friend Angelina, can shape shift into all sorts of helpful friends. Even a dolphin!
These charming stories about children being rescued from difficult
situations are written for young people from five years old upwards and are beautifully illustrated by Jo Dowers and Molly Moore who has just started at her secondary school.

Paperback 210 x 148mm 108 pages
Proceeds from the sale of this book are to be donated to Boxgrove Priory
Country Books
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Price £5.00

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SECRET WORTHING
James Henry and Colin Walton

Worthing is an eclectic mix of Edwardian, Georgian and Victorian architecture with a splash of art deco – and a few medieval bits – if you know where to look! Walk in the foosteps of Oscar Wilde and Jane Austen – both short-term residents of the town.Discover some oddities and curiosities.


James Henry is an established fiction author with an interest in history, as does Colin Walton, born and bred in Worthing.

65 illustrations

Paperback 235 x 165mm 96 pages
Amberley
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Price £14.99

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LEWES PUBS
Kevin Newman

Since the days as a royal burgh (fortified town) in the days of King Alfred, Lewes has had a wealth of taverns, inns, alehouses and public houses. A fascinating journey through the town’s watering houses, past and present. He explores the trivial, the unknown, the spooky, the unusual, and tells of the many characters that have frequented them.

100 illustrations

Paperback 235 x 165mm 96 pages
Amberley
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Price £14.99

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SUSSEX RAILWAY STATIONS THROUGH TIME
Douglas d’Enno

In 1841 the London and Brighton Railway constructed the line from Norwood to the coast. In this book the author explores the absorbing and sometimes colourful story of the railway stations in Sussex. The older photographs feature early postcards and carefully selected images from railway archives and publications. The extent of change in these stations can be fully
appreciated.

Paperback 235 x 165mm 96 pages
See what Dr Beeching did!
Amberley
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Price £14.99

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