A CONSTANT HEART - The War Diaries of Maud Russell 1938-1945

‘To read them is to live through World War II inside the mind and world of an amazingly observant and warm-hearted woman’  Daily Mail

PURBECK ARCADIA Dunshay Manor & the Spencer Watsons
Ilay Cooper

Una Russell & Audrey Grindrod

News from Dovecote

Remarkable unpublished diaries

 On March 22nd we are publishing A Constant Heart, the result of three years work by Emily Russell editing the diaries kept by her grandmother during the Second World War. The book is available for pre-ordering at the special price of £20, inclusive of post and... read more


We’ve five books coming out this autumn, two of them reprints and three brand new. Another 1,500 copies of  Anne Sebba’s The Exiled Collector, William Bankes and the Making of the English Country House, have just been delivered. This is its third reprint... read more

Dorset Life on Rena Gardiner

‘The word autolithography – whose component parts mean to write with stone –could have been created for Rena Gardiner, and in particular her 1969 book Dorset: The Isle of Purbeck, which has just been republished. The landscape of Purbeck and its buildings, and... read more

A Brush with Brown reviewed

‘If the really big players in Brown’s world (Burghley, Chatsworth, Longleat, Sherborne, Harewood, Audley End and Blenheim for a start) are elsewhere then Tim Scott Bolton has painted them all for A Brush with Brown.  Here are more than forty places, arranged... read more