Friday, 6 November 2020

Nadja - The Complete Poems

2020 marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of the Marchesa Nadja Malacrida – or Louisa Green as she was born – and, while she probably wouldn’t still have been around today, her life would certainly have continued to be fascinating and enjoyable for many more years had she not been killed in a tragic car accident in 1934.

What better time, therefore, to gather all her published poems together in one single volume for the first time ever? These four original collections were all written over a century ago and have been practically unobtainable for many years without laying out a small fortune to a rare book dealer.

We have put them together here with a brief biography of the author, and a few photos and other bits and pieces, that we hope you will find of interest – and that Nadja herself would also approve of.

Annotated and illustrated with new a introduction & preface, author biography, appendices and 12 new photographs.


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Friday, 9 October 2020

Ice Hockey (1936) by Major BM Patton - Annotated & Illustrated 2020: A facsimile reprint of the original 1936 edition with new introduction, author biography and appendices.

An annotated and illustrated reprint of the original 1936 work by Patton, this new 2020 edition includes: 

A new introduction 

A new biography of BM Patton 

A new section about the Patton Cup 

A new section about the EIHL Patton Conference 

Two new appendices 

And 10 new photographs

As well as the complete original text and content.

With the benefits and facilities of modern technology, and in a move that we hope that Patton himself would have heartily approved of, we have decided to make his book – which has been practically impossible to get hold of for over 70 years without shelling out a small fortune to a rare book dealer – available to everybody at a reasonable selling price, which we hope they will enjoy reading.

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Sunday, 15 March 2020

Wilfred Owen: Centenary Featuring: Brief Owen Biography, Wilfred Owen And Me, Wilfred Owen in Print, Birkenhead Commemorations

Wilfred Owen’s initial collection of poems was first published in December 1920 – two years after his death at the end of the First World War – and now in 2020, we are celebrating the centenary of that landmark publication with a publication of our own!

The first thing that needs pointing is out is that this NOT a full and formal biography of Wilfred Owen - nor is it an attempt at a collection of his poems - or any sort of critique thereof. This is essentially the story of Paul and Lucy’s journey from first becoming involved with the Wilfred Owen Story via the Bullets & Daffodils musical show and their odyssey that took them to all sorts of interesting places and brought them into contact with some fascinating people.

If you read this book, you WILL find out about Owen’s life and you WILL find out about his poems. And, unless, you are already an “Owen expert”, you will probably end up knowing more about him than you did before.

There’s a large section about Birkenhead – where Owen spent most of his formative years and quite often gets overlooked forgotten about with all the attention being pointed at Oswestry, Shrewsbury, Dunsden and Ors - and how the town marked the centenary of his death, plus a lot of other things besides.

There’s also a brief guide to Owen–related sites around Birkenhead that you can go and see for yourself and be able to appreciate some of the surroundings that helped shape the world’s best known war poet.


Product details

  • Paperback: 132 pages
  • Publisher: Posh Up North Publishing (6 Feb. 2020)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 190964336X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1909643369
  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 0.8 x 21 cm

Friday, 10 May 2019

Merseyside Poets, Writers & Artists Of The First World War - compiled by Lucy London

For the past 6 years or so Lucy London has been researching poets, writers and artists of the First World War and come across a great many who have a connection to the Merseyside area.
Wilfred Owen – who spent his formative years living in Birkenhead - needs no introduction and, although he was relatively unknown during his lifetime, is probably now the best known WW1 poet in the world. In stark contrast, others such as May Sinclair and Richard le Gallienne - to name but two - who were highly successful writers and world famous in their day, but are almost completely forgotten today.

This book contains a selection of poets, writers and artists from Merseyside and has brief biographies and, where possible, examples of their work.

Compiled by Lucy London
Edited by Paul Breeze
Paperback: 64 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (23 Nov. 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1729831304
Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.4 x 22.9 cm

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Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Poets' Corners In Foreign Fields: A Guide To Literary Graves In Military Cemeteries

The idea for this book came from a friend of ours asked for advice regarding visiting the graves of some of the poets killed during the First World War, I sent him the list I have been compiling since 2016 but Paul, my editor and publisher, suggested it might be easier if the information was in book form.

This is very much an on-going project. I only began researching forgotten poets of WW1 in 2016 for an exhibition of those involved in The Somme Offensive and for this particular section of the project, I still need to go back and find those who were killed during 1914 and 1915.

  • Paperback: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Posh Up North Publishing (15 Aug. 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1909643084
  • ISBN-13: 978-1909643086
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.4 x 22.9 cm

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    Aviator Poets & Writers Of WW1: A Centenary Collection Compiled by Lucy London

    The idea for an exhibition of poets who were in the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service during the First World War, came from a conversation I had with Marilyn Summers, who is the Air Show Deputy Director at Royal Air Force Cosford.

    This book is a compilation of the exhibits that I produced for that exhibition and other interesting aviation material that I had previously gathered together.

    I think it makes a fitting tribute on the 100th anniversary of the forming of the RAF from the RFC and the RNAS in 1918.

  • Paperback: 66 pages
  • Publisher: Posh Up North Publishing (1 Aug. 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 190964322X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1909643222
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.4 x 22.9 cm

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    Thursday, 12 July 2018

    Arras, Messines, Passchendaele & More: Poets, Writers, Artists & Nurses In 1917

    1917 is of particular significance to my family because Great-Uncle James Yule was killed on the Western Front on 9th April 1917 – the first day of the Battle of Arras. James has no known grave but is commemorated on the Arras Memorial in France.
    My Grandfather – Lewis Jackson – was an “Old Contemptible” and fought with the Royal Artillery in Belgium and France in 1914/15. He later served in Mesopotamia and was with General Allenby when Jerusalem was liberated from the Ottoman Empire in December 1917.
    This is the book of the commemorative exhibition held at The Wilfred Owen Story museum in Birkenhead in 2017 to remember some of the poets, writers, artists, musicians and nurses who were involved in the First World War during 1917.

    Paperback: 150 pages

    Publisher: Posh Up North (1 May 2018)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1909643211
    ISBN-13: 978-1909643215
    Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.9 x 22.9 cm

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    Wednesday, 1 March 2017

    Love And War (1915) - New Centenary Reprint Available!

    During the First World War, Nadja published two more volumes of poems - Love & War (Arthur Humphrey, London 1915) and For Empire and Other Poems (Arthur Humphreys, London 1916). She donated the profits from these collections to the St Dunstan's Charity for Blind Servicemen (which opened in 1915) and The Royal Star & Garter Home for Disabled Soldiers and Sailors (which opened in 1916).

    Now - one hundred years on, we are pleased to announce that the Nadja Malacrida Society has been able to produce a special reprint edition of the Love & War collection, in a 24 page booklet - which we are making available to support those same two charities.

    Instead of selling copies and giving them the profits afterwards, we have donated a quantity of copies of the book to each of the two charities for them to sell / use in whatever way suits them best.

    If you would particularly to support one or other of these two very good causes, the best thing to do would be to contact the charity of your choice (details below) and enquire how you can purchase a copy of Love and War from them so as to maximise their charitable income.

    You can also order a copy straight from us, in which case the proceeds of the sale don't go direct to the charities but help to cover the costs of the books that we have already supplied to them.

    St Dunstan's is now called Blind Veterans UK and you can find out more about them at 

    The Royal Star And Garter Homes charity can be contacted at:


    In the mean-time, you can find out more about Nadja HERE