Did we meet you at Beale Park?
Judging by the turnout, and our most successful attendance at the show sales-wise by a country mile, we probably did! The new organisers did a superb job of attracting both the nautical exhibitors which draw the likes of us, and the many other attractions which made this a great day out for everyone, and the weather really delivered too. This may have been the best show ever, with a huge array of mostly traditionally-inspired craft to try out on the lake or admire ashore. A huge thank you to all those who came along, bought a book or two, or just dropped by for a chat.
New Catalogue Out Now
Our Autumn Catalogue is now available, sporting on the cover an 1890s photograph of Birdie on Hornsea Mere in Yorkshire, from Rick Powell's book The Canoe Yawl (November). You can download it here, or use the Contact form to request a copy (giving us a name and address to send it to!) A copy goes out with every order, of course. Read about all our recent and forthcoming titles, and our growing backlist of essential nautical reading.
Stamp of approval for VIOLA
The Hull Steam Trawler VIOLA, subject of our recent book, features in a new set of stamps to be issued 21 June by the South Georgia Post Office; read the full story here.