Posts tagged: Amberley Publishing

Dec 05 2017

New Title – Swansea in 50 Buildings

I have signed a contract with my publishers, Amberley Publishing, to deliver  to them a new title by the summer of 2018. Swansea in 50 Buildings – 18,000 words and 100 photographs – will be in the shops by October. At least it will keep me occupied through the winter

Jun 12 2016

A-Z of Swansea now available for pre-order

Swansea A-Z

My new book  A-Z of Swansea Places People History now in production and is due to be published by Amberley Publications on 15 July 2016. If you would like to pre-order a copy then go to the How to Buy page where you can reserve one for £10.50, which includes postage and packing to all Uk addresses (rrp £14.99)
I am also happy to dispatch copies to addresses overseas. Email me at for more details.
The book works its way through the alphabet with an interesting story for each letter. Some stories are familiar but most are, I hope, unexpected. We begin with the Assembly Rooms in Cambrian Place and end with Zeno –  spy, murderer and author.
You can find out more about the book by following this link here which will open in a new page – A-Z of Swansea

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Aug 13 2015

Swansea in the 1950s


I have finally received the proofs for my next book, Swansea in the 1950s, to be released by Amberley Publishing in September. Everything has been checked and returned for printing and it looks very good.

Here is what the cover looks like. It is an image of the Mayflower Restaurant, built by the Rabiaotti family to supplement their other restaurant the Burlington on the opposite side of the road. These days the Mayflower is now the Co-operative Bank.

Swansea in the Fifties

Jun 04 2015

Swansea in the Fifties

I have submitted the text of my next book to Amberley Publishing. A week early too. Astonishing.



The book is called Swansea in the Fifties and I anticipate that it will be available in time for Christmas. Twelve chapters fully illustrated using contemporary photographs and news items. It deals with life in Swansea during this remarkable decade – the rebuilding of the town centre, entertainment, shopping, sport – and of course the emergence of youth culture. I enjoyed writing it and I’m looking forward to holding a copy in my hands.

Here is a picture of the first two new shops to be built after the end of the war – Smiths and Eynons on the High Street – in November 1951

First premises 191151

Feb 20 2014

Swansea in the 1950s

I have reached an agreement for a new book with Amberley Publishing – Swansea in the 1950s. I have to complete it by April 2015 and it will be published a couple of months later. I still have to complete The Swansea Book of Days – but it is good to have something to move on to!

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