Taxi Jubilee
London Taxis:
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Taxi Jubilee
by Bill Munro

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An Italian Home – Settling by Lake Como
by Paul Wright

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What's new for 2016/7

An Italian Village: a perspective on life beside Lake Como

Paul Wright

An Italian Village: a perspective on life beside Lake Como

English artist Paul Wright and his partner, Nicola moved to the village of Moltrasio, on the shore of Lake Como in northern Italy in 1993, moving to the small, unspoiled village of Argegno in the early 2000s. In this, the follow up to his successful debut book, ‘An Italian Home’, Paul describes Italian village life, particularly focussing on the Italian male. His regular dialogue with a group of men who have retired, mostly from the catering trade, punctuates his adventures beyond the village boundaries for all manner of clients, both reputable and not so reputable in the surrounding area and beyond, to the Italian Riviera.

After selling some of his trademark Trompe L’Oeil painted furniture to an American client, he finds himself working for one of them at his home in New England, and enjoying a break in New York City, where he discusses the art market. With his typical Liverpudlian humour, Paul pulls no punches in describing the behaviour, likes, dislikes and prejudices of the people he meets.

Paperback | 264 pages | 198mm x 126mm | ISBN 9780993101892 | Cover price UK £8.99, US $14.95

November 2016 (UK) and May 2017 (USA)

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Dairy Cows and Duck Races - the Tale of a Young Farmer

Philip Dixon

Dairy Cows and Duck Races - the Tale of a Young Farmer

As a boy, all Northumbrian-born Philip Dixon wanted in life was to be a farmer. In Dairy Cows and Duck Races he tells the story of how he got there, starting work on a farm at the age of fifteen, along the way handling many temperamental bulls, meeting some very “witchy” women, getting married and raising a family, acquiring his own farm and being part of the Round Table team that invented the plastic duck race!

Life was not altogether easy for Philip: an accident left him unable to run the farm safely, and his next business was brought to bankruptcy by some very dirty tricks. But he picked himself up and fought on, with a strength and optimism that shines through in every page.

Dairy Cows and Duck Races, a tale of rural life set in Northumbria and Yorkshire in the north of England between the mid-1960s and early 1980s is filled with colourful and fascinating characters, some coming from a generation that is all but lost to us.

Paperback | 264 pages | 198mm x 126mm | ISBN 9780957475410 | Cover price UK £8.99 USA $14.95

Scheduled for publication November 2016 (UK) and May 2017 (USA)

“...candid, humorous and outspoken...”
The Northumbrian Magazine

“Skilfully crafted tales of farming life that veer seamlessly between enchanting and explicit, hilarious and heart-breaking.”
Paul Radford, former Reuter’s senior editor

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Traction for Sale - the Story of Ferguson Formula Four-wheel Drive

Bill Munro and Pat Turner

Traction for Sale

Ferguson Formula four-wheel drive has been widely written about in the classic car press, but it is a story that has never before been fully researched, until now. Traction for Sale covers the entire history of Harry Ferguson Research Ltd and its successor company, FF Developments Ltd and the work in four-wheel drive, Maxaret anti-skid brakes and transmission technology.

Not just covering the famous vehicles that have incorporated the technology, such as the Jensen FF, the Ferguson-Climax Grand Prix car, four generations of Indy cars, Formula One and sports racing cars, the 1960s Mustangs and the Ford Capri and Zephyr V6 police cars, Traction for Sale tells the other stories or connections not widely known, such as the Opel Senator, Lancia Delta Integrale, Ford's RS200, Sierra XR4x4 and Escort Cosworth Turbo, Volkswagen Synchro, BMW 323iX, the Overfinch Range Rovers and transmission work for the Jaguar XJ220 and McLaren F1.

Publication of Traction for Sale will be limited to:

  • A standard edition of 1500 copies
  • A deluxe edition of 100, each in its own slipcase

Hardback | 350pp | 276 x 219mm | ISBN 9780993101861 | Standard edition UK £34.99 USA $49.95

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And in ebook -

Cats do eat Pasta - Living with our Como Cats

Paul Wright

Cats do eat Pasta

The third book in Paul Wright's Italian Trilogy. Those of you who have read and enjoyed Paul's previous two books will know of his love of cats, and how he and his wife, Nicola have saved many strays from around their homes. Cats do eat Pasta is the full story of those cats, and how Paul came to be captivated by the feline species

Like all Earlswood Press biographies, Cats do eat Pasta will be published in Kindle, Kobo, Apple iBooks and Barnes and Noble Nook editions



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