Books

A Plan to Hatch

The Southern coast of Cornwall is a very special place, with magic in the seaweed and a smile on every face.
Each pebble is a wish, and covered cleverly by the tide, there are caves in secret places, where the smugglers used to hide.

Meet Megan the singing Cornish Sea Piskie who lives at Polpeor Cove, right at the very tip of The Lizard Point as she and her friends hatch a plan to protect three rare chough eggs from some meanies.

Available 1 August 2019. Pre-order now to be the first to receive your copy!

£5.99

Bob Dylan at the Isle of Wight Festival 1969

2019 marks the golden anniversary of the mass musical gatherings that saw the hippie generation at their 1969 zenith. Two events stand out, staged with days of each other that magical August: in the United States, there was Woodstock, and in the UK the Isle of Wight Festival of Music. Woodstock drew 400,000 fans and a quality bill that was a ‘Who’s Who’ of contemporary talent – all bar Bob Dylan – whom the organisers hoped to lure on the doorstep of his home.

Instead, Dylan opted to headline at the Isle of Wight, in front of close to 200,000 adoring fans.

In ‘Bob Dylan at the Isle of Wight Festival 1969’ Bill Bradshaw, in association with Ray Foulk, celebrates the events of that summer 50 years on…and remembers how the Isle of Wight, off England’s southern coast, staged the huge coup of pulling off what was then the nation’s biggest festival.

It features almost 200 pages packed with first-hand accounts of the “Dylan” festival from organisers, performers and the fans who flocked to the event, bringing alive that gilded summer and exploring how it influenced both Dylan and the rock festival movement for generations to come.

It includes many photographs published for the first time, and a revealing foreword from Julie Felix.

‘There were people as far as the eye could see, it was surrealistic to just look out and not be able to see where the crowd ended. Dylan was waiting to go on outside his caravan and we talked for a long time. I consider that one of the little islands of memory I will always cherish.’Julie Felix, 1969 IoW Festival co-star.

Buy Bob Dylan at the Isle of Wight Festival 1969 AND Stealing Dylan From Woodstock for just £20 including free UK P&P! 

Use code DYLAN69 at check-out. 

Click here to purchase Stealing Dylan From Woodstock. 

£12.95

Shari’ah, Democracy and the Kuwaiti Constitution

The compelling study explores the relationship between the moral purposes of Islamic Shari’ah and the organisation of the ideal Muslim Society.

Ebraheem Duaij Al-Ebraheem Al-Sabah looks in detail at the origins of Shari’ah law and its similarities with Western legal thinking.

£35.00

Captain Shakespear: Desert exploration, Arabian intrigue and the rise of Ibn Sa‘ud

Captain William Shakespear was one of the first British officers to explore the Nejdi desert of the Arabian Peninsula. He provided London with valuable intelligence and cultivated a personal relationship with the Emir of Riyadh Ibn Sa’ud, laying the foundations for diplomatic relations with the emir, and later the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Available September 2019.

£25.00

SeaBEAN: The Trilogy

This fast-paced time travel trilogy is republished in one volume for the first time, featuring all three books: SeaBEAN, SeaWAR and SeaRISE, and includes a chilling epilogue that casts new light on Alice’s increasingly desperate attempts to set the world to rights.  

£13.99

People of Ras Al Khaimah

This beautiful book presents a fascinating record of Ras Al Khaimah and its people in their own words and accompanied by stunning photographs. Click here to buy in the United Arab Emirates.

£20.00

Isle of Wight Festival Experience

The Isle of Wight Festival Experience tells the story of the Foulk brothers as they battle against neighbours, the government and the weather to put on what was to be one of the biggest music festivals the world has ever seen.

£7.50
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Royally Suited: Harry and Meghan in their own words

“The fact that I fell in love with Meghan so incredibly quickly was sort of confirmation to me that everything – all the stars were aligned – everything was just perfect.” – Prince Harry Royally Suited: Harry and Meghan in their own words tells the story of how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle fell in love through quotes the two have expressed from before they even met. In paperback.

£1.45£2.49

Audiobooks

Diana: I’m Going to be Me: Audiobook

Diana: I’m Going to be Me, tells the remarkable story of Princess Diana’s life through her own words.

It is now 20 years since this iconic royal figure died at the tragically young age of 36 in a Paris car crash. Her powerful legacy lives on through her sons, Princes William and Harry, and a new generation is becoming aware her extraordinary life for the first time.

This audiobook is narrated by Roger Harrison.

£8.95

Blue Jackal and other tales from Islamic lands: Audiobook (Arabic)

The Blue Jackal and other tales are stories that children would hear from their parents and grandparents, each storyteller relating his or her own version. In this beautifully illustrated hardback book, these fables are re-told in a simple language that children can understand and enjoy.

First written down more than 2,500 years ago in an ancient Indian language called Sanskrit, these and other stories were included in a book called the Panchatantram fables. From India, travellers carried the stories to Iran, and then on to the Arabic-speaking world, where they formed part of a book called Kalila and Dimna.

This audiobook is narrated by Timothy Knapman.

Blue Jackal and other tales from Islamic lands: Audiobook

The Blue Jackal and other tales are stories that children would hear from their parents and grandparents, each storyteller relating his or her own version. In this beautifully illustrated hardback book, these fables are re-told in a simple language that children can understand and enjoy.

First written down more than 2,500 years ago in an ancient Indian language called Sanskrit, these and other stories were included in a book called the Panchatantram fables. From India, travellers carried the stories to Iran, and then on to the Arabic-speaking world, where they formed part of a book called Kalila and Dimna.

This audiobook is narrated by Timothy Knapman.

Merchandise

SeaBEAN Wristbands

Black SeaBEAN wristsbands x 3

Part of the SeaBEAN merch collection.

£1.00

The Writing in the Stone Badges

The Writing in the Stone badges x 2. One black, one white, featuring artwork by Angharad Crossley.

£1.50

The Writing in the Stone Postcard

Postcard of Irving Finkel’s The Writing in the Stone, featuring artwork by Angharad Crossley.

£0.75

The Writing in the Stone Print

The Writing in the Stone limited edition artwork prints signed by the illustrator Angharad Crossley.

£10.00

The Writing in the Stone T-Shirt

Limited Edition The Writing in the Stone T-Shirt

The front display the title in cuneiform, written by Irving Finkel himself.

£15.00