Posted by: billfairney | April 7, 2016

Uncle Walter’s Secret!

Diesel’s book, ‘Uncle Walter’s Secret’ was published on 23rd April 2017 at the Hawkesbury Literature Festival.   Available on Amazon.
This Festival, inaugurated in 2015 by author and publisher Debbie Young, is now expanded to cover a wider range of activities.

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Posted by: Debbie Young | October 14, 2015

Bristol Story Book Launched at Harbourside

Bristol author Paul Hatch signs new book about local legends

Author Paul Hatch at Bristol booksigning

Diesel Publishing author Paul Hatch enjoyed chatting with other Bristol residents as he signed copies of his new book about local myths and legends.

The book launch was held at the Benjamin Perry Boathouse on the historic Redcliffe Wharf, part of Bristol’s historic Floating Harbour on the River Avon.

Evocative Tales: Bristol Myths and Legends is now available from to order online, priced £7.50.

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Posted by: Debbie Young | October 14, 2015

Book Proves Lead Balloons Can Fly

Engineering Design Manual for Lead Balloons

The lead balloon has long been the butt of ridicule for any project or enterprise doomed to failure, but ballons manufactured from lead are perfectly feasible.  As indeed are lead submarines!

Written by a professor of engineering who is also a qualified pilot, this new book takes a light-hearted look at how a lead balloon might be constructed to meet current Civil Aviation Authority regulations, whether a helium-filled or hot air balloon.

The Engineering Design Manual for Lead Balloons: A Whimsical Look at a Hackneyed Concept’ by Professor William Fairney has just been published by Diesel Publishing  and is now available  from our online bookstore.

Posted by: Debbie Young | October 14, 2015

Anthology of Bristol Legends

Always wondered about the origins of Whiteladies Road and Blackboy Hill?  Intrigued by the legend of Bristol’s Princess Caraboo? All this and more are revealed in the recent title from Diesel Publishing, Evocative Tales: Stories and Legends from Bristol by Paul Hatch.

Paul Hatch’s volume is a collection of intriguing and little-known true stories about local landmarks and events, many of them never previously seen in print.

This book will delight readers of all ages who share a love of Bristol or who simply enjoy mysterious and exciting tales of days gone by.

Paul Hatch is a renowned local historian whose knowledge of Bristol’s past is second to none.  Copies may be obtained from Diesel Publishing’s Online Shop.

Posted by: Debbie Young | October 14, 2015

SS Great Britain Stocks Latest Diesel Book

One of Bristol’s top tourist attractions, the SS Great Britain, now stocks Diesel Publishing’s latest book about the history of the city, Evocative Tales: Bristol Myths and Legends.   The historic Victorian iron ship, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, seems positively modern compared to some of the tales in Paul Hatch’s new book, which harks back as far as the ancient legend of Avalon.

Posted by: Debbie Young | October 14, 2015

Harbourside Launch for Evocative Tales

Stories and Legends from Bristol by Paul Hatch - bookjacketOur Evocative Tales: Stories and Legends from Bristol by Paul Hatch, was launched in a suitably historic waterside setting, the Benjamin Perry Boathouse on Phoenix Wharf, off Lower Guinea Street, Bristol BS1 6TL.  During the evening press and public met the author who signed copies and displayed his original illustrations and source material.

 

Posted by: Debbie Young | October 14, 2015

Our Books in Foyles’ Bristol Store

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Our publication, Evocative Tales: Stories and Legends from Bristol by Paul Hatch, is on the shelves of the Bristol branch of Foyles  in Cabot Circus. How appropriate that this historic branch of the famous bookstore – Foyles’ first ever outside of London – should stock a new book all about the history of Bristol.  For more information about the new Foyles, please click here.

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