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Omne Bonum – All Good Things coming this autumn

September is thrilled to announce that on 17 October we are publishing  All Good Things: A Treasury of Images to Uplift the Spirits and Reawaken Wonder, a incredible journey compiled by world-renowned image hunter and social media art curator Stephen Ellcock. 

Designed to stimulate and inspire, All Good Things is an exciting, eclectic collection of over 200 images from world-leading museums as well as lesser-known collections. In a finely calibrated procession of image, quote and myth, Stephen Ellcock leads us through the Realms of Creation – from the Stars to the Seas, the Natural to the Supernatural – to give us his extraordinary world vision. A treasure trove of 3,000 years of artistic creation, scientific enquiry and pan-global magical, philosophical and religious traditions.

The best of the world’s beauty, creativity and curiosity in a single book.

‘Stephen Ellcock brightens our dark world.’ Kara Walker, artist

‘Stephen’s collection of glorious images is one of the most reliably edifying and entertaining things in my day.’ Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

ALL GOOD THINGS press release

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Brutal London – a new book for December

We are delighted to announce that we will be publishing BRUTAL LONDON by Simon Phipps on 1 December. This is a collection of Simon’s stunning photography of inner London buildings in the architectural style of raw concrete known as Brutalism. Designed by A Practice for Everyday Life, an iconic, tactile and desirable book.

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If you’d like to see Simon Phipps’s photographs before December, do call into his exhibition Béton Brut at The Foundry Gallery in Chelsea, London. Some photos have been strikingly screen printed onto brushed aluminium, and others are shown in a new light against backdrops of block colour in paints by – very fittingly – Les Couleurs Le Corbusier.

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BRUTAL LONDON was commissioned and edited by Ed Griffiths, a freelance consultant we are very pleased to have onboard.

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March news

‘And as Hannah joined in . . . the idea for If Women Rose Rooted took firm hold in my mind. I would write a completely different book: a book which brought together both of my passions: place, and story.’

This month sees the publication of If Women Rose Rooted: The Power of Celtic Women by Sharon Blackie, and the quote above comes from a wonderful piece she has written for writing.ie about how ideas emerge from place, time and conversation.

September collaborator Louise Norton visited Sharon in Donegal to with her video camera. Amongst the stunning scenery of the seven sisters, Sharon calls all the eco-feminists:

 

It has also been announced that in September this year we are publishing The English Heritage Guide to London’s Blue Plaques. Compact yet comprehensive, this treasure trove of a book will bring London’s streets and buildings alive.

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January news

A new year begins, September Publishing’s second spring. As books make their way from printers to the warehouse, we are putting the final touches to ebooks, and our marketing and publicity campaigns.

The season starts with Alice Stevenson’s London Perspectives Colouring Postcards, on 4 February, which features gorgeous artwork taken from her 2015 book Ways to Walk in London.

Next is How to be an Alien in England, Angela Kiss’s affectionate update of the George Mikes’ classic. A wry take on our national personality.

Published on St Patrick’s Day, 17 March, is Sharon Blackie’s If Women Rose Rooted – a powerful and beautifully written book about how women are inspired by Celtic landscapes and storytelling to rise up rooted, like trees.

Tickets are still available for the Times Plus event An Evening with Anthony Loyd, on 11 February, where he will reflect on his memories of Bosnian war of twenty years ago, which he wrote about in My War Gone By, I Miss It So, and discuss his recent return to the region.

Anthony will also be talking about his book on 7 March, at Words by the Water in Cumbria. Bruce Fogle will be there too on the 9th – talking about his childhood summers Barefoot at the Lake, by a slightly more chilly Derwentwater.

In acquisitions, Hannah has signed Christopher Nicholson’s first non-fiction title, Among the Summer Snow, which will be published in 2017. A magical, unique journey in search of summer snow patches in the Scottish Highlands which becomes a meditation on the lure of the mountains themselves.

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