Thursday, 17 May 2012

Pen and Sword seeks authors

From publisher Pen and Sword:

Major UK history publisher Pen and Sword Books ( is launching a new social history imprint. The imprint will cover a wide range of historical periods and topics, focusing, although not exclusively, on British social history. We are looking for titles that bring history to life, and reveal the experiences of ordinary people, as well as more unusual stories.

If you have an idea for a social history title that you would like to submit for consideration, then we would be happy to hear from you. Please send a synopsis of 300-500 words, along with a short summary of previous writing experience and published work. Email commissioning editor Jen Newby ( for more information about the imprint or to submit a book proposal.


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  1. Chris,
    Is there a book on the weavers? and also would like to see one about Ayshire, particularly Largs area.
    I have not been able to find any substantial information about Largs area, do you have any suggestions, or perhaps a new book by you?????

  2. I did start a website about the Largs area some time back, and have done some research into the local war memorial, for example, all of which can be consulted at