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Vol. 3 goes on the presses!

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Posted by: Steve Kington – Date: Saturday, December 4, 2010

Vol. 3 goes on the presses next week after the proofs were checked and passed. This is going to be a colourful book.

Whilst some of the modern images required little attention, some of the older GWR and early BR posters had suffered damage so the cleaning of these took some time. Read More

Volume 3 – The Final Draft

Posted by: Steve Kington – Date: Monday, November 1, 2010

The final draft of Volume 3 was completed in late October and the first chapters and proofs are being produced as I write this short blog. The final book statistics were 224 pages, with 302 posters and prints. The final chapter (The Influence of Posters on the Region’s Tourism) contains many posters never previously seen. The original intent of this series was always to show the breadth posters produced during the 20th century, and this volume succeeds well, even though there are slightly fewer posters than in the first two books. Read More

Sales of the first two volumes continue strongly!

Posted by: Steve Kington – Date: Monday, September 20, 2010

In a break from the writing, we thought it was time for another website update. Currently I am putting together the final chapter (on the influence of posters for this region), after the journey part of the volume was completed last week. The database is also complete, and the artists’ thumbnails have been updated with four new sections. Read More

Deep in the heart of South Wales

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Posted by: Steve Kington – Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The blogs page has been a little quieter of late, as we take advantage of the summer break to press on with the writing of Volume 3. I am now deep into South Wales after completing the English section of this book. Alongside is the draft page 97, covering part of the Cotswolds. Read More

Volume 2 – 60% complete!

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Posted by: Steve Kington – Date: Monday, July 12, 2010

Good progress in the past month on all fronts. The second Volume is 60% complete (I am now in Hull) and sales of the Scottish book are increasing in time for Christmas. The picture on the right shows the second large shipment in a week to the leading UK wholesalers in Eastbourne. Read More

Monday Monday!

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Posted by: Steve Kington – Date: Monday, July 12, 2010

It has been a hectic few weeks since we last posted a blog, but in that time we have many to ship many books, both first and second volumes. The picture alongside shows a typical Monday, when orders are despatched following the weekend emails. Read More

Volume 2 Arrival!

Posted by: Steve Kington – Date: Monday, May 17, 2010

Finished copies of Volume 2 arrived on Friday afternoon 14th May. We are extremely pleased with the book, and now that it is completed, the full beauty can be appreciated. The formal launch will be this Saturday at the GWRA Auction in Pershore. Read More

Volume 2 comes of the press!

April 21 2010 - Volume 2 Comes off the press
Posted by: Steve Kington – Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Volume 2 is printed. We were in Yorkshire recently to watch the some final chapters as they came off the press. The picture alongside shows us holding one of the Chapter 3 pages, which had been printed a day or so earlier. This is the section around Whitby and which contains some stunning BR posters. The book will completed in Yorkshire this week and then it is on to Scotland to be trimmed and bound. Read More

The second volume on Yorkshire and the North East is complete

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Posted by: Steve Kington – Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The second volume on Yorkshire and the North East is complete and all the files are now with Amadeus Press. This means final proofs can be produced in a couple of weeks. A huge amount of digital cleaning has been done and the book positively radiates colour. We have been told to expect the finished product around 14th May 2010. This is a large book, coming in at 290 pages with 388 posters. Even then I had to leave out some gems! With a text is just over 71,000 words, it is by far the most complete treatment of railway posters of all eras from this area. Read More

Gloucestershire Echo

Posted by: Steve Kington – Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Railway Enthusiast Richard Furness has turned his passion for railways into a rapidly expanding book publishing business. Read More

Happy New Year – 2010

Posted by: Steve Kington – Date: Saturday, February 6, 2010

Firstly, Judi and I wish a Happy New Year to all the many site visitors and poster lovers. Read More

Volume 2 draft complete!

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Posted by: Steve Kington – Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I finished the drafting of volume 2 on schedule at the end of January. This is going to be a large book, as evidenced by the completed draft alongside. There will be over 280 pages, featuring 386 posters with a 70,000 word accompanying text. We are now putting the whole thing together to go to press at the end of this month. It will be available in April. Read More

Volume 2 – Final proofs complete!

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Posted by: Steve Kington – Date: Friday, January 1, 2010

The final proofs for volume 2 are complete and we are checking over before printing in a few days time. The book is simply stunning, exuding colour throughout. It promises to be a wonderful journey through Northumberland Durham and Yorkshire. We have now started the third book, which will be Volume 5, Midlands and Wales, written out of sequence. Read More