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

  • Now available exclusively via Amazon - click HERE for sales link.

    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

    Sunday, 11 December 2016

    Ice Hockey Review NIHL Yearbook 2016

    The new 2016 edition of the Ice Hockey Review NIHL Yearbook is now available to purchase!

    This year's edition contains a huge, record breaking, 200 pages with lots of great colour photos throughout .
    For more information and purchase links, click HERE

    Full cONTENTS (2016)

    Moralee Conference Review
    Billingham Stars
    Blackburn Hawks
    Sheffield Senators
    Sheffield Spartans
    Solihull Barons
    Solway Sharks
    Sutton Sting
    Telford Tigers
    Whitley Warriors
    NIHL North Cup
    Moralee Conference Play Offs

    Laidler Conference Review
    Altrincham Aces
    Blackburn Eagles
    Bradford Bulldogs
    Coventry Blaze
    Dragons (Deeside)
    Hull Jets
    Nottingham Lions
    Widnes Wild
    Laidler Conference Play Offs
    NIHL North Promotion Play Off

    NIHL Radio Update
    Neville Moralee Profile
    Lol Paul Interview
    Manchester Hockey TimelinE
    Bob Kenyon Tribute
    dawn of a new reality – Laduma VR

    Women’s Hockey Round Up
    Women’s premier League
    Women’s Elite League
    women’s National League N&S
    Women’s Play Off Weekend
    Meet The Ref: Dave Cloutman

    South Division 1 Review
    Bracknell Hornets
    Cardiff Devils
    Chelmsford Chieftains
    Invicta Dynamos
    London Raiders
    Milton Keynes Thunder
    Oxford City Stars
    Solent Devils
    Streatham Redskins
    Wightlink Raiders
    South East Trophy
    South 1 Cup
    South 1 Play Offs
    Nicky Chinn Interview

    South 2 West REview
    Basingstoke Buffalo
    Bristol Pitbulls
    Cardiff Fire
    Swindon Wildcats
    Wightlink Tigers

    South 2 East Review
    Chelmsford Warriors
    Haringey Racers

    Lee Valley Lions

    Peterborough Islanders
    Invicta Mustangs
    Slough Jets  
    South 2 Cup
    South 2 Play offs
    Pete Murray Profile
    Petr Prajsler Interview

    Tuesday, 27 September 2016

    Female Poets Of The First World War - Volume 2


    A Centenary Collection Compiled By Lucy London

    In this keenly awaited Volume Two of “Female Poets Of The First World War”, Lucy London focuses on a selection of British women who wrote poetry during that period.

    Some are well known – some less known - but all are fascinating to read about.

    There are also special sections that include:
    Poetry written by school children
    Munitions workers’ poems
    how KNITTING became especially important during the Great War

    ISBN 978-1-909643-17-8
    186 pages with black and white photographs
    perfect bound paperback

    Selling price £10.50


    Saturday, 18 June 2016

    Poets, Writers & Artists On The Somme - 1916: Available Now!

    POETS, WRITERS & ARTISTS ON THE SOMME - 1916:  A Centenary Collection Compiled By Lucy London

    Includes brief biographies and examples of work by poets and writers who were:

    Killed on the First Day of the  Battle of the Somme 1st July 1916
    Wounded 1st July 1916
    Killed Later In July 1916
    Wounded Later In July 1916
    Killed in August 1916
    Wounded In August 1916
    Killed In September 1916
    Killed In October 1916
    Killed In November 1916
    Killed In December 1916
    Involved In The Battle of the Somme in 1916
    Killed On The Somme But Before The Somme Offensive
    Wounded On The Somme In 1916 Before The Start of The Somme Offensive
    Also Present On The Somme At Some Stage During WW1

    ISBN 978-1-909643-24-6
    136 pages with black and white photographs
    perfect bound paperback

    Selling price £10.00

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