Friday, 19 December 2008


and thanks for all your support over the past year!

Monday, 15 December 2008

Telegraph feature for Doris Lessing book!

We were featured in the Telegraph today!

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Good feedback at the end of a busy day!

"I received the book today and am immensely pleased with it, it is a fine addition to my Coetzee collection, which spans about 20 first editions now, eight of which are signed, I will consider carefully some of the other books on the list you gave me, as upgrades for some of my unsigned copies, and will be in touch soon.

Thanks again and I hope the interests which your company follow are going well." - Purchaser of signed 1st edition of 'In the Heart of the Country'.

Friday, 28 November 2008


***Tolkien's Children of Húrin SIGNED by ALAN LEE***
***with ORIGINAL PENCIL SKETCH***!!!!!!Absolutely UNIQUE opportunity!!!!!
Up now on ebay:

  • A first edition deluxe copy of J.R.R. Tolkien's
    Children of Húrin
  • ORIGINAL pencil sketch of Elf by Alan Lee on front endpaper

Click here for info/bidding

To help raise money for children with HIV/AIDS, artist Alan Lee has drawn and signed a stunning pencil sketch of Túrin on the front endpaper of this deluxe first edition copy of Tolkien's Children of Húrin.

Alan Lee is the world famous Tolkien illustrator who earned an Oscar for his work as a conceptual designer on Peter Jackson's film trilogy of The Lord of the Rings.

The Children of Húrin reunites fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with Elves and Men, dragons and Dwarves, Eagles and Orcs. The Húrin legends made up the third "Great Tale" of J R R Tolkien's Middle-earth writing. Tolkien's son has carefully collected these legends into a complete story told only in the words of J.R.R. Tolkien. For anyone who has read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, The Children of Húrin allows them to take a step back into a larger world, an ancient land of heroes and vagabonds, honour and jeopardy, hope and tragedy.

This first edition of The Children of Húrin from publisher HarperCollins is illustrated by Alan Lee, who was already well-known for his Tolkien illustrations in previous editions, before his Oscar-winning work as conceptual designer for Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings film trilogy brought him even greater acclaim.

For more information on The Children of Húrin, click here

All proceeds of sale go to organisations offering care and support to children made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS


Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Working up some text for the Doris Lessing part of the website today. Experimented with the marketing for this book - facebook marketing, mail outs, PR, etc. Seems to be going well and we have a good few pre-publications orders already.

Check out our new Facebook page here:

Saturday, 2 August 2008

Today we were visited by Maggie Hartford of the Oxford Times, and we are looking forward to a write-up of Oak Tree Fine Press this September. Maybe I will post it here! Fortunately, I didn't have to do much talking - Bruce took care of all that - but I was in the photos, posing over a book. I remembered this morning a conversation I had with Jericho buddies in Feb, dreaming up goals for things to do while in Oxford, and getting my photo in the local press was one of them - awesome success!

Goals for time in Oxford :
  • photo in local press -a
  • college ball - a
  • supper at high table - r
  • varsity ice hockey - a
  • membership of Quod -r
  • ...?