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To discuss design, production, ghostwriting, publishing and promotion of all kinds of books and publications, call me: 0208 946 8705

Design, production, publicity

 

For individuals
Willie Bertram, architect to the Prince of Wales and other members of the Royal Family, approached me to design and produce his professional memoir, The Architect's Tale. I got Willie a publisher, press covergae, readings at bookshops, festivals and at two prestigious venues which appear in the book: the Royal Crescent Hotel in Bath and Cliveden in Berkshire.

For companies
Alec French Architects commissioned me to advise on, design and produce a coffee-table book celebrating the 30 successful and exciting years for the practice: a superb vehicle for promoting the company.


A classic series

Historic Gardens of England: Hampshire

Tim Mowl and Jane Whitaker

The newest title in my imprint and a prestigious one: the Pevsner of Gardens, Tim Mowl's 14th volume in his epic survey of our historic gardens.

 

Beautifully printed illustrated and written, here is no dry as dust guidebook but a lively scholarly volume that not only describes but entertains.

Garden History Magazine

 

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A History of Wraxall Court

Anthony Richards

A privately published title for the owners of this beautiful, historic and little-known house in the Somerset countryside. Printed in an addition of 110 copies, 196 pages and beautifully illustrated in full colour

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Letters from Empire– my annotated life of Capt. Allan Hutchins, published by the History Press is out now!

It's beautiful, we are so proud of it, thank you Sheila Shaw

Writing and editing


For individuals

When the Hutchins' family came to me with 17 trunks of letters, diaries and memorablia from a young man who fought in the Boer War and India I began collating the material, editing it and writing the back story. It was launched on the 100th anniversary of the boy's death.

For companies and charities
Bristol-based charity Brunelcare commissioned me to tell the story of their amazing history. Using a pile of past committee papers, cuttings and notes (all rescued from the shredder by a fore-sighted staff member) and interviewing past and present staff and supporters I was able to tell the story from the beginning, with anecdotal accounts of poverty and care in Bristol during and after WWII, to the present day innovative and respected social care.


The Incidental Collector

Ken Stradling and the Ken Stradling Trust

The UK's newest museum collection commissioned me to photograph, design and edit the definitive guide to the Collection and its history. I also created their own publishing house, KSC Books


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remembering eltisley's fallen
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