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Forthcoming Publications

 

They can be pre-ordered online at a 20% discount about 2 months before the publication date. See more info on Facebook. 

 

 

2017

 

Red Tulips

Hugh David Loxdale

Publication date: 6 February 2017

 

On the Edge

Tim Gardiner

Publication date: April 2017

 

The Elephant and the Mountain

Richard ffrench-Constant

Publication date: 2017

 

Flying High

Anneliese Emmans Dean

Publication date: 1 May 2017

 

The Wild Flowers of the Isle of Purbeck Second Edition

Ted Pratt

Publication date: 2017

 

The Timesrider of the Thameslink

Hugh D. Loxdale

Publication date: 2017

 


 

Events


2016

12 and 13 August, Shrewsbury Flower Show

If you are in Shropshire in August, don't miss the Shrewsbury Flower Show on the 12th and 13th. Dr Emma Lawrence, author of the children's books 'The Worm' and 'Slugs and Snails', will be there creating a children's trail with the chance of winning a prize.

 

14 July, Book Launch in The Book Inn, Leigh-on-Sea

Ross Gardner will present his second book - The Greater World of Little Things. At 7-9pm. If you live close by, please join in.

 

6 July, Lakeland Book of the Year Award 2016

The organisers have invited us to attend as we have submitted the book Walking with Birds by Colin Whittle. How exciting!

 

8 April, Edinburgh International Science Festival

A funny, fact-filled family show about housefly survival and insect biology performed by Brambleby author and Private Eye cartoonist Mike Barfield, based on his critically acclaimed book SWAT!

 


2015 

November 7

 

NS Teachers' Book Award:

Anneliese's book Buzzing! wins the award in the Poetry section. Congratulations!

 

  

 

March

Buzzing! author Anneliese Emmans Dean gave me these photos taken during a school visit in Cambridge at World Book Day.

 

 

 

July 5

Anneliese Emmans Dean and Mike Barfield will be at the Insect Festival in York, introducing young and old kids to the world of insects, both extolling their virtues...and swatting them!

 


2014

 

October

Letter from a Mike Barfield fan, after Mike had visited a school in Hull and presented his SWAT Show.

 

    

 

May

Hay-on-Wye Festival

Anneliese Emmans Dean with Buzzing and Mike Barfield with SWAT were invited to present their books in a show for children.

 

  

 

17th, Norfolk Bird Fair:

Adrian Riley is signing his book Norfolk Wildlife between 10:30 ad 12:00 at the Norfolk Bird Fair at Manning Hall.

 

12: 45:

Are you a birder? Or are you a dude? Or are you a "Birduder"? Rob Sawyer tells of the highs and lows of his somewhat hopeless yet always enjoyable bird watching "career" in the UK and explains why he is definitely a Birduder.

 

February

David Smith (right), the author, and Hugh Loxdale, the editor, finishing the manuscript African Queens and their kin, ready to be sent off to the layout-team.

 

   

 

2013

December 13: Author Rob Sawyer (Birduder 344) is given the presentation 'What makes me tick' at the Hounsdown Community Centre, Hounsdown, Hampshire at 7:30pm. Should be very interesting and entertaining!

 

November 4: Royal Society Young People's Books Prize Ceremony in London.

   

Anneliese Emmans Dean, Nicola Loxdale and Tanya Warren on the left photo; Anneliese amongst all the authors of the shortlisted books, with the winner in the middle (photo on right).

 

August, Rutland Birdfair:

Brambleby authors Simon Davey (Scilly Birding), Andrew Fallan (Winging it), Bo Beolens (A-Z of Birds) and Rob Sawyer (Birduder 344) ligning up for the book signing session.

 

  

 

July 7: Insect festival at York

   

Anneliese Emmans Dean signing her book 'Buzzing' and meeting young fans. Author Mike Barfield in a stunning housefly costume, introducing his fun cartoon book 'SWAT-A fly's Guide to staying alive'.

 

May 17: Royal Society announces that Buzzing! by Anneliese Emmans Dean has been shortlisted for their Young People's Book Prize! Fantastic news. Congratulations Anneliese.

 

March 6-8th: IPG annual Publishing Conference in Oxford

 

March 9th: Essex Book Fair

Ross Gardner, author of Never a dull Moment, and Andrew Fallan, author of Winging it, will take part at the Essex Book Fair at Thurrock Thameside Nature Park.

 


2012


Buzzing! on the longlist for the Carnegie's Childrens Book Award! Congratulations Anneliese!

 

Signing event at Titchwell Marsh RSPB

The naturalist Ross Gardner will be signing his book 'Never a Dull Moment' at the Lackford Lakes visitor centre in Suffolk on Sunday morning, 30th September. If you are around for the coffee morning you shouldn't miss to listen to Ross's fascinating accounts about British wildlife, especially insects and plants.
 

Signing event at Titchwell Marsh RSPB

Andrew Fallan will sign his book 'Winging it' at Titchwell Marsh RSPB reserve in Norfolk on Saturday 29th September 2012, from 11am to 2pm. This will be a fantastic opportunity to both meet the author and to hear about his birding exploits around the UK.

 

Scottish Birdfair 19-20 July 2012

You can buy our books at the WildSounds stand.

 

Author interview

Charlie Moores from Talking Naturally interviewed Andrew Fallan about his latest book, Winging it - Birding for low-flyers.

 

2011


 

Another book signing!!

Andrew Fallan will be at a signing session for his book Winging it on Saturday 12th November at the RSPB Visitor Centre Rainham Marshes, Essex.

 


 

Book signing!!

Author Andrew Fallan will be signing his book Winging it on Saturday 29th October at the new RSPB Visitor Centre at Wat Tyler Country Park in Basildon, Essex. Make sure you get your signed copy!

 


Insect Festival at York 3 July at Hospitium

We will have a raffle with fantastic prizes, such as t-shirts printed with insect photos. Join us for a fantastic day.

The day was great fun with having lots of young visitors. Some of them were lucky enough to win the t-shirts and the book What's in your Garden.


Hay on Wye Book Festival
5 June 2011

Signing session of What's in your Garden by author Sir Colin Spedding


Launch:

Never a dull moment - a naturalist's view of British wildlife

by Ross Gardner

 

 Ross Gardner during the launch in the gardens of the Royal Entomological Society on 3rd June 2011.


Launch:

Winging it - birding for low-flyers by Andrew Fallan

Foreword by Chris Packham

Launch on 21 April in Corringham

 

 The author Andrew Fallan (right) with his niece Kasia (to whom the book was dedicated) and Chris Packham who wrote the Foreword.

 

This book is all about the enjoyment of birdwatching, begun in childhood, during university time, and later, when the author found his true love.


London Book Fair  April 11-13, 2011

 

Brambleby Books was there joining the IPG stall.


2010

The Jena Poems

by Hugh D. Loxdale

Publication Date: November 2010


At the Royal Entomological Society Conference at Swansea

 

 Brambleby Books offering latest selection of their books


Launch:

What's in your Garden A book for young explorers by Colin Spedding, CBE

 

This book aims to encourage 7-11 year-olds to discover the abundant animal and plant life in their garden. To order please click here.

 

  

 

Book launch of What's in your Garden held at Butterfly World, St Albans, 4 June 2010; l to r: Nicola Loxdale - Brambleby Books; Isla Woiwod - artist; Sir Colin Spedding - author; Tanya Warren  - book designer; Dr Kate Baker - Head of Science, Melbourn Village College, Cambridge. 


 

 

 


Walking with Birds
Walking with Birds

A nature walk through a Cumbrian Valley
Making Garden Meadows
Making Garden Meadows

A practical guide  to creating a beautiful native wildflower meadow or a colourful area of cornfield annuals, in even the smallest of gardens.
Buzzing!  (paperback)
Buzzing! (paperback)

A potpourri of fun poems about small garden creatures and their colour portraits.