Books about East Kent, East Asia, East Prussia and more

Recent news

Our latest print book is Discordant Comicals, a detailed description of the local custom of Hoodening, where 'Hoodeners' have for centuries taken a 'Hooden Horse' around at Christmas, to entertain the public. George Frampton's book is the first full-scale work on this fascinating subject for over a century, and has attracted rave reviews!


We've also recently released a Kindle e-book edition of Skating at the Edge of the Wood.


Other recent paper publications include The Girl in Jack's Portrait, a new romantic novel by Sally Aviss, and Bicycle Beginnings, a mammoth work by Stephen Channing which was published eight years to the day since his first book Turner's Margate Through Contemporary Eyes and six years since his previous historical cycling tome, A Victorian Cyclist, Rambling through Kent in 1886. This magnum opus (nearly 500 pages) was brought out first as an affordable Kindle e-book, but demand for a 'hard copy' version meant we spent several months adding footnotes and compiling indices for the paperback edition.


We're continuing to work on Carpe Diem (the long-awaited sequel to Reflections in an Oval Mirror), but it's still some way in the future - the problem is partly that we keep on discovering more material that ought to be included.


We have various other books in the pipeline - the easiest way to keep abreast of our latest publications is to bookmark this page with using VisualPing, which will then email you whenever it changes in the future. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook, as all new publications will be announced there too.


We are open to approaches regarding new books from authors based in Thanet or the rest of East Kent, authors writing about this area, or literary translators (especially to/from Oriental languages such as Japanese).