Beachy Books

Beachy Books is an independent book publisher of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books.

We are not publishing at this time and not taking on new authors. However, we are continuing to represent several of our authors in their tv/film rights and book-to-screen projects.

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Just Washed Ashore!

Happy Publication Day to our author Heather Cooper on the publication of her beautifully written historical romance novel Arresting Beauty published today 30th September 2023.


Dominic Minghella

Based on true historical events, Arresting Beauty follows the extraordinary story of Mary Ryan, who was found begging on Putney Heath at the age of ten by the celebrated Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. Julia takes Mary into her magnificently bohemian household, to be trained as a maid and educated alongside her own sons, before becoming an assistant, muse and model for Julia in many of her pioneering photographs.

‘Based on real people, this reels with romance, period atmosphere, and the spirit of a young woman who teeters between her working-class roots and bohemian high society in Victorian England…

Joanne Owen, LoveReading

When Julia decides to move to Freshwater in the Isle of Wight, to live close to her great friend Alfred Tennyson, Mary—clever and rebellious—finds herself uncomfortably poised between two worlds—that of a servant girl in one, and in another, artistic assistant to Julia and befriending the likes of Tennyson, battling class and attitudes of the time to fulfil her own goals and perhaps even find love.

A sparkling historic romance novel based on a true-life story.

Click on the cover to see buying links for the book in either hardback (£20), paperback (£10.99), or eBook (£5.99)!


Commission a sculpture by a professional feature film sculptor

A very old and good buddy called Jim Sparrow, who started in one of our book trailers, is a talented sculptor and we have recently helped him launch a new website showing off his sculpture inspired by movies, the natural world and portraiture. Jim has worked creating sculpts and sculpture for film and tv for …

Beachy Books partners with book-to-screen adaptation experts to develop debut novel Ted’s Cafe for TV

Independent book publisher Beachy Books has partnered with book-to-screen adaptation specialist Pendragon Works, which represents the independent publishing sector, and prominent production companies such as Free@Last TV, best known for Sky’s Agatha Raisin based on the successful M.C Beaton novels. Philip Bell, publisher at Beachy Books, said, “To have the experts at Pendragon Works consider our titles …

Summer half term children’s sea creature junk-modelling activities at Bristol Aquarium to celebrate publication of eco-mythical-mystery book called ‘Ink’ by K.M.S. Latham

Forest of Dean-based Beachy Books author K.M.S. Latham (pen name of freelance journalist Katherine Latham) will be celebrating the publication of her debut children’s eco-adventure called ‘Ink’ at Bristol Aquarium this half term Saturday 3rd June 10.30am to 3pm. Ink is a tale of adventure, bravery and friendship. It is a chapter book that is …