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Goodbye King Boris

When we published Castle Barmy, our intention was for it to be a children’s picture book with the style of a medieval fairy-tale but the story of our time. As we all sheltered in a lockdown that seemed unreal, from… Read More »Goodbye King Boris

Ali Stringell

interview with an illustrator Ali Stringell trained as a set and costume designer at the Slade School of Fine Art. She taught art at Portland Place School, London, for many years and is now a designer-maker of contemporary silverware and… Read More »Ali Stringell

Just My Type

I bought this booklet recently after browsing abebooks.co.uk. I couldn’t resist. I was seduced. The front cover is a design using different weights of the typeface ‘Albertus’, printed in its striking colourway of cyan and black. I’m very fond of… Read More »Just My Type

Earth day

Happy Earth Day! Those words have never felt more important. Don’t whisper them. Plant a tree, climb to its top and shout them loud. This year’s Earth Day theme is #InvestInOurPlanet, and you can find some great ideas for joining… Read More »Earth day

World Book Day

Who did you dress up as today? Harry Potter? The BFG? The Caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland? Or how about a Wild Thing from Where The Wild Things Are? Miss Moo-Poo says: “I dressed as myself, only MOOOOOOre so! It… Read More »World Book Day

NATIONAL EXCUSES DAY

We’ve decided to make today National Excuses Day (#NationalExcusesDay, #NED). We’d like you to help us celebrate it every year on 25 May. If you can’t make it, what’s your excuse? If you can make it, well, what’s your excuse?… Read More »NATIONAL EXCUSES DAY

A Fairy Tale

A Rose Garden The Railway Land Press has published its first title in hardback and Ebook. Hurrah! So, why Castle Barmy? Well, during lockdown we were struck by the Barnard Castle story, and the image of Dominic Cummings sitting in… Read More »A Fairy Tale

kate chesterton

INTERVIEW WITH AN ILLUSTRATOR Kate Chesterton is an illustrator and animator with over 15 years experience in creating traditional and digital imagery for screen, print and animation. Her published titles included the Little Buddha series (Ammonite Press) and our own… Read More »kate chesterton

the railway land

THE BEST OF TIMES “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” This last year has, for us, been very much a tale of two cities. One, a city of stagnation and darkness, its population reduced… Read More »the railway land