NON-FICTION                         available as ebooks

Celebrate ELIZABETH DAVID PICNIC DAY, on May 21 2017

Lunch With Elizabeth David

“Very pleasurable...

deft and original”

Barry Unsworth,

Sunday Times

“Delightfully eccentric”

Express on Sunday

Now an eBook

Read about the book

Read the first chapter

Burning Barcelona

A dazzling adventure

about the first steam engine to

be installed in Spain.

Read all about it

Also available as

325pp ppbk  £7.95 + £1.55p&p

ISBN 978-0-9555376-1-5

to order email me

High Times at the Hotel Bristol

Travel Book of the Week - Mail on Sunday

20 stories based on hotels called Bristol.

Featured on

BBC Radio 4’s  Excess Baggage

See the latest  

Hotel Bristol News

The Royal Albert Hall

Fully illustrated from the RAH’s own archives.

  THE LONDON TRILOGY                                         


stories from the incoming tide

“A beautifully written collection
of London stories.”

Jerry White,

Aftermath and A-Train

Nuclear thrillers first published in the early 1980s as Cruise missiles were being deployed in Europe.

Now reissued as eBooks

A–Z Travel Snapshots

A gazetteer of a writer’s life, with links to articles, short stories and videos.

Watch the video.

Fully revised ebook edition

Paperback still available

208pp, £5 +£1.50p&p

ISBN 978-0-9555376-0-8

to order email

“If you are heading for the Turkish coast this summer, this curious, informative and entertaining little book will sit well beside the bunk”

– The Sunday Times

“Delightfully eccentric” – Cornucopia magazine

148x105mm, 144pp, with 2 maps and 17 illustrations

ISBN9780956741660    £6/€8.


“An excellent and useful book...” – Fiona Woolf, CBE, Lord Mayor of London 2013–14

“It’s a wonder!

Alain de Botton

190x105mm, 192pp,

ISBN  9780956741684

Illustrated. £7.


To order print books, email me. No charge for p&p. Or order through bookshops.

Ebooks are available from on-line stores, such as Amazon

190x105mm, 192pp,

ISBN  9780992846619

Illustrated. £7.


In search of

the East India Company

“Satisfying and intelligent.”

The Londonist

190x105mm, 216pp,

ISBN  9780992846626

Illustrated. Maps. £8.



The story of a fad that

ruined a way of life

ISBN 978-0-9928466-5-7

The full story of  how whitebait was invented by Thames fishermen to get round conservancy laws, to become an expensive, fashionable dish favoured by Ministers of the Crown at the annual dinner at Blackwall and Greenwich, and bringing up to date the story of fishing on the Thames.


A bunk-side book for Blue Voyagers

127x203mm, 96pp,  2 maps and 13 illustrations.  £7/€10


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