Small local publisher
Posted by: mikeindex (IP Logged)
Date: 03 November, 2017 13:50

Do the names Stephen Chalke and Fairfield Publishing mean anything to anyone here? I'm sure they ought to to me, but I've only just discovered them. They sound a lovely little outfit.

Since you ask, I was wondering about new book projects they might be interested in. (Also whether they employed freelance indexers/proofreaders, but I get the impression they don't operate on that kind of scale).

Re: Small local publisher
Posted by: Bagpuss (IP Logged)
Date: 03 November, 2017 16:54

Summer's Crown, Stephen Chalke's history of the County Championship, is wonderful reading.

Re: Small local publisher
Posted by: Grockle (IP Logged)
Date: 03 November, 2017 18:19

And probably soon to be a history book in the real sense.



(Sm72)

Re: Small local publisher
Posted by: Pearoller (IP Logged)
Date: 03 November, 2017 22:40

Stephen Chalke also runs the West of England Cricket Society. The next meeting is 2pm 7th November in Bath and it's a talk by Andy Nash

Stephen Chalke is very approachable and helpful.

Re: Small local publisher
Posted by: Wickham (IP Logged)
Date: 05 November, 2017 17:34

I have read several of Stephen Chalke’s books, all of which are excellent - as are books by other authors which he has published. Unfortunately, most are out of print and are available only at steep prices from the likes of Amazon.

Re: Small local publisher
Posted by: Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
Date: 05 November, 2017 18:48

For a record of post-war championship cricket, Summer's Crown cannot be bettered - and as Grockle presciently points out it may one day prove to be an significant historical document.



LoL

Seventy Seasons a Somerset Supporter

Re: Small local publisher
Posted by: Tom Seymour (IP Logged)
Date: 05 November, 2017 22:03

It's worth looking at his website, Fairfield Books, where some titles can still be purchased.



A glass half - empty or a glass half - full?
Regardless, both glasses need filling up.

Re: Small local publisher
Posted by: Roger ivanhoe (IP Logged)
Date: 06 November, 2017 14:31

I understand this posting is not about the named subject, but felt it had a connection.


The Gazette has published a mid 1950's photo of Harold and Maurice along with a young autograph hunter whom Authors Stephen Hill and Barry Phillip are trying to trace in preparation for a new book they are writing.

Any clues anyone.

Somerset County Gazette

Re: Small local publisher
Posted by: Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
Date: 06 November, 2017 16:22

I am definitely of the right vintage and that boy might have been me, save that it isn't. I recognise him, but that's because I think I've seen the photo before. It could be that I remember his face as a fellow boy watcher in the Fifties - possible at Clarence Park.

Re-reading that sentence, I confess to having produced a totally unhelpful response. Twas ever thus...



LoL

Seventy Seasons a Somerset Supporter

Re: Small local publisher
Posted by: mikeindex (IP Logged)
Date: 06 November, 2017 23:04

Quote:
Loyal of Lhasa
I remember his face as a fellow boy watcher

Would you care to clarify that phrase at all LoL?

Re: Small local publisher
Posted by: mikeindex (IP Logged)
Date: 06 November, 2017 23:13

Seriously though, what a lovely bit of photography. Hard to imagine anything of that quality appearing in the Gazette these days, and if it did they'd probably get the caption wrong.

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