Published Daily Mail Online (read article)
“When Afghanistan was a land of peace and plenty: British explorer’s fascinating images from 1955 Land Rover expedition show a nation unchanged since the time of Marco Polo”
• British photographer Christopher Balfour went on an epic journey with a team of explorers from Cambridge
• They travelled through 11 countries in a veteran Land Rover and explored little-visited region of Afghanistan
• Fascinating 120-page book sheds light on their expedition and shows countryside untouched by modern life
Perfectly timed piece in the daily mail – shot us up to no7 on Amazon over night
New Books for June
Art Space Portsmouth – 40th anniversary
Just picked up their shiny new catalogue – great working with the team at Brougham road – Thanks to Kate Street and Steve Buggle for making it such an easy ride – check out the link below for more info on the private view this weekend.
Travels with my Sketchbook – David Charsley – all profits going to St Michaels Hospice, available on Amazon very soon
In At The Deep End – David Richardson
David Richardson is a veteran farmer, businessman and communicator whose skills have been recognised over the years by both peers and admirers. During more than 50 years of writing and broadcasting about farming, food and the countryside he has earned a reputation for straight talking and common sense. His analyses of rural issues are uncompromising. His criticisms of officialdom are penetrating and his recognition and exposure of humbug are instinctive and incisive.
It’s been a busy month and here are some of our new titles
Poetry collection for kids
The Da de Da poems for Small Children by Peter Smith
Illustrated by Raphilena Bonito and Available on Amazon now – click here
Proof just arrived from our exciting new supplier 😉 …
Afghanistan in a Time of Peace, will be here soon – stunning photographic journal shot in 1955 on his epic cross continet road trip in a brand new Land Rover
1955 Afghanistan was in the middle of King Zahir Shah’s forty year peaceful rule of that mountainous country. Zahir had been appointed, aged 19, after his well-liked father Nadir had been assassinated in 1933. Nadir had only been appointed in 1929 when his cousin had gone into exile in Italy. His fellow-countrymen had disliked his attempts at modernisation following his trips to Europe. At this time a team from Cambridge travelled overland to Afghanistan. It was then still as described by Marco Polo six Centuries earlier:
No visible buildings. Lush grass and trees. Air so pure and salubrious to cure all sickness.
What would I be … exciting new childrens book out today – illustrated by B-Rad alwayz picture book with a message – click to buy
Click here to buy on Amazon for the reduced price of £8
Barracks Forts and Ramparts: Perfect Pompey Christmas present, available mid December
Socially distanced book launch at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Started off with a fantastic speech by our Lord Mayor Rob Wood
reviewed in The News (Portsmouth) click here to read
Publishing, Editing Proof reading and book Printing service
Sweet Home Hinton Ampner – 3000 copies and counting
Charlie Flindts exciting new book, available now. A diary of Charlie and Hazel Flindt’s farm; 920 acres of heavy land on the National Trust-owned estate at Hinton Ampner click here for recent press
In 2015, Charlie decided that the time was right to record, in the finest detail, a year on a normal, non-organic, non-rare breed farm – the sort of farm that forms the vast majority of the countryside, and feeds an even higher proportion of the population. The result is a comprehensive daily record of weather, farm activities, band rehearsals, gruesome medical matters, rural crime, and, of course, Tuesday nights in the Flowerpots pub. A farm diary like you’ve never read before.
Really looking forward to promoting this exciting new title based on the heroic Raid on Limbang by the Royal Marines in 1962. A fictionalised account by a Marine who was there. Alan Shoubridges’ witty but factual account is well worth a read.