|'Ashcombe entered that mythic realm that only few houses achieve, spoken or dreamed about more than they are visited, the place of legend and scene of legendary events.' |
Ben Pentreath, The Financial Times
ASHCOMBE, The Story of a Fifteen-Year Lease
Foreword by Hugo Vickers
'Although I dare not go down the hill to visit Ashcombe for fear of being shot at . . ., I find myself drawn to the place like a magnet. As I stand up outside the gate looking down into the tree-covered valley towards the hidden house, I wonder, if the miracle should happen, and I was given the chance to return, whether or not it would be a wise thing to try and recapture the happiness I had known in my youth . . .
MAQUIS, An Englishman in the French Resistance
A long overdue edition of one of the great classics of the Second World War, with an introduction by Max Hastings.
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GREAT FACES OF DORSET
Here is the authentic face of Dorset as seen in Millie Pilkingtons striking photographs of nearly 90 men and women who help give the county its character. Some are household names, others shun the spotlight. Some go quietly about their business helping others, safeguarding Dorsets countryside, providing employment; others enjoy truly contemporary even eccentric lives. Yet all are remarkable, and are brought together within GREAT FACES OF DORSET by Elizabeth Pope's ability to tease out their individual stories and bring a fresh insight into what it is to live and work in Dorset today.
THE GREAT FACES OF DORSET is presently available by subscription only.
The List of Subscribers closes on July 31 2014 and subscribed copies, signed by Millie Pilkington and Elizabeth Pope, will be sent out with receipted invoices prior to publication in October 2014.
Large format (270 x 220 mms), 160 pages, casebound and jacketed, illustrated throughout in full colour and black and white, £20.00 inclusive of postage for subscribed copies.
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Traveller & Artist
The first biography of the Dorset artist Winifred George (1880-1951), one of the few women of the period to succeed as a professional artist.
Large format paperback, 320 pages, £20 Click here...
A Life in Wooden Boats
LUKE POWELL HONOURED AT MARITIME FOUNDATION 2013 MARITIME MEDIA AWARDS
Citing the infectious enthusiasm he brings to the understanding of traditional sailing boats through his involvement with design, his boatbuilding skills and his seamanship, Luke Powell was handed a special certificate by the First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir George Zambellas, at this years Maritime Media Awards.
Large Format Hardback, 240 pages, over 400 illustrations, £30.00 Click here...