Freddie's autumnal bulletin

Freddie's autumnal bulletinHello again, it's Freddie here, the head of security. It's autumn now, and all the leaves are falling off the trees, which makes it easier to spot those pesky squirrels when we go walkies in the woods. I've had a busy summer, and I hope you have. I went to the Isle of Arran, and you'll be able to read all about it in Steve Rudd's new book We'll Take The String Road, when he finishes writing it.  We've also published a book about the music halls, Turned Out Nice Again, and started distributing The Sagas of Thorkjell Tushersson. Thorkjell was a cat, but we won't hold that against him. Then there's Diva Dave and Fat Sue, not to mention Hampshire at War and Hampshire Hauntings and Hearsay - so I have been a busy doggie, guarding all that lot.

Two of those books, Turned Out Nice Again and Hampshire at War have been entered for The People's Book Prize - so from next month you'll be able to vote for them on the web site of that name. As well as that, Turned Out Nice Again has been nominated for the East Midlands Book Prize.

Phew! Thinking about all that has made me feel quite drowsy. Time for a lie-down on the dog-bed.
Created On  13 Nov 2013 14:05  -  Permalink


It's a well-known fact that if there were prizes for chasing squirrels in the woods, I'd be up there on the podium every time, but this time it's two King's England books that are in line for awards at THE PEOPLE'S BOOK PRIZE

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Created On  4 Mar 2013 13:32  -  Permalink

New book about food!

New book about food!As you know, next to chasing squirrels, my favourite thing in the whole world is food, so I am especially interested in the new King's England Press book "Granny Fenwick's Recipes and Remedies" which contains lots of ways to make yummy things like biscuits and suet puddings, all of which have helped me to become the fine figure of a dog I am today!
Created On  22 Nov 2012 16:24  -  Permalink

Electronic Trees

Electronic TreesAs you know, I am very fond of trees, because that's where the squirrels live, and we go and chase them in the woods.  So it's especially good news for saving the trees that the programme of converting all of the suitable King's England books into electronic format, to sell alongside the ones made out of dead trees, has now begun, with Feasts and Fasts, and Catheter, Come Home. Gradually we'll be adding more titles to this category and as we do so, we'll put a link on the book's page to take you to where you can download it and buy it in various e-formats, whatever it is.
Created On  16 Jul 2012 16:36  -  Permalink

Black Dogs and Devil Dogs!

Black Dogs and Devil Dogs!As a small brown dog myself, I don't take much notice of big black dogs, except (as head of security at the King's England Press) to see them off when they're obviously trying to chase my squirrels in the woods, but apparently people have been seeing ghostly black dogs and black cats all over the place, and they're invited to send their sightings of "Padfoot" and the various members of his wolf-pack, Guytrash, Barghest, Shuck and Striker, to the King's England Press ( for possible inclusion in a book due next year called Padfoot: A Supernatural History. So, keep a good lookout and let me know what you find! Woof!
Created On  19 May 2012 17:24  -  Permalink

Book Prize Nomination

Book Prize NominationBefore I head out into the woods, as it's a nice sunny day and the trees are absolutely teeming with squirrels just begging to be chased, I ought to tell you that Harry Fenwick's new novel The Hereward Inheritance is nominated for the People's Book Prize, and you can vote for it here!
Created On  16 Mar 2012 14:08  -  Permalink