Beachy Books

Beachy Books is an independent book publisher. We offer traditional book publishing for authors in the UK, including Isle of Wight, Hampshire, Kent, East Sussex and the South East. Beachy Books is a member of the Independent Publishers Guild (IPG).

We also offer publishing services to individuals, authors, community groups, projects, schools, colleges and businesses. We can also help you self publish a book or independently publish a book.

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Just Washed Ashore!

Pon My Puff! A Childhood in 1920s Isle of Wight

Happy publication day 29th April 2021 to Pon My Puff! A Childhood in 1920s Isle of Wight by the late Peter Stark Lansley, and edited, annotated and an introduction by his son, Charles Morris Lansley.

This autobiographical novel is a true story of a child’s upbringing by his grandparents
in 1920s Isle of Wight.

Written from a child’s world view, we feel the magical and loving relationship between Peter and his grandfather. From musings on God, the afterlife and the cemetery at Mount Joy, Carisbrooke, to wonderful evocations of Christmas, as well as misadventures with his girlfriend Victoria in the grounds of Fernhill House and at Wootton Creek.

Here’s an extract to whet your appetite…

‘My world was wonderful as I stood in my smallness by the gate, now and again leaning backwards against the wind, using him as a resting place for my back, and talking to him as a living person instead of a sea noise taking away fading summer leaves. I splayed out my hands and felt the freshness glide through my fingers as I watched the leaves soar upwards against a background of white seahorse clouds under a bluey canvas sky.’

The book is available as a paperback or hardback. Click on the image to find out more and follow the buying links.


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