Newest title

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Forest Row in Transition

Forest Row in Transition: a community work in progress is a summary of ideas, created through the collective thinking of many local people, describing how Forest Row could transition to become a low carbon, resilient community. It has come together out of many conversations over the past two years as we have begun to explore what a truly sustainable future could be like here. Read more

For more information on Transition Forest Row see

Forthcoming title

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Maritime Sussex

Maritime Sussex: Harbours, Trade and Shipping is John Farrant's new book, due for publication in 2009. Covering the Sussex Cinque ports, aspects of Brighton's fisheries, the coastal trade and river navigation, it will be a major survey of these key themes in Sussex history.

In the work, John Farrant also looks at cross-Channel passenger traffic in the eighteenth and early nineteenth century, as well as the impact of the railways on Sussex shipping.

Including numerous pictures and maps, Maritime Sussex will be of interest to anyone interested in the history of Sussex and of the south east, as well as those researching maritime history.

Recent title

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History of Brighthelmston

The first substantial history of Brighton, originally published in 1862, is now reprinted in a beautiful new edition with a newly-commissioned introduction by John Farrant, plus an index, which the original lacked. Read more

Out of print title

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Speak of Tomorrow: Eighty years of memories of Poland and Eastern Europe, Palestine and England

Born a subject of the Czar, Elzbieta Borowa lived through many of the huge changes in Eastern Europe in the past eighty years. Speak of Tomorrow is the story of her life.

The press

We are a small press specialising in the publication of high quality local studies, focussing on the south-east of England. Our first title was published in September 2005.

One strand of our book publishing comprises reprints of classic works with newly-commissioned introductions and, where necessary, indexes. We will also publish new works and will be pleased to hear from authors with ideas for books.