Richard Lewis Books

BARCELONA ONE MORE TIME

BARCELONA ONE MORE TIME
– the story of an English language teacher and his Belgian partner plunged into the unchartered territory of 1970s, post-Franco Barcelona. The characters they meet and the experiences they encounter in the language school business are told with the very feel and colour of a place and time.

“I particularly enjoyed the light thrown on the Franco era and the imprint that it made on people.”
Alain de Botton, writer, philosopher & historian

“Read it and you'll meet some great characters and learn about an era and a generation that paved the way for the Spanish gold rush of the 80s. Definitely one for the shelf: to be taken down and read again often.”
Danny Collins, Round Town News

Available to order from Waterstones and online from Amazon.co.uk and all major internet providers at £7.99; direct from the author; on loan from libraries in Kent (UK).

Published by New Generation Publishing. £7.99 ISBN: 978-07552-0442-7

Amazon Kindle at £3.82

THE ENGLISH CHRONICLES

THE ENGLISH CHRONICLES
– the humorous fictionalized memoir of a language school principal on the south coast of England. It is a roller-coaster ride, in which the principal recounts his first-hand experiences, his descriptions of comic, sometimes tragi-comic, life and events around foreign students studying English in the fictitious town of ‘Bradgate’ and his charting of the rise and fall of the school.

“Engaging and unputdownable.”
Dr Peter Tame, author and academic

“I have never read anything quite like it before...It’s amusing and human.”
Nicholas Rankin, author and broadcaster

“The succession of vivid characters and their foibles is so   skilfully and entertainingly described here.  But there is also interest for the general reader in the functioning of English language schools, as well as the human peculiarities of students from different countries that pass through them.”
Dr Sam Merry, author, historian and teacher

 

Available from Waterstones - Westwood Cross; Margate Bookshop; online from Amazon.co.uk, Waterstones, Foyles and Ebay at £8.99; direct from the author.

Published by Apple Town Publishing.

ISBN: 978-9572204-1-6

Amazon Kindle at £3.99

CREATIVE COAST: CHAPTERS IN THE STORY OF ART AND LITERATURE FROM KENT'S ISLE OF THANET

 

CREATIVE COAST: CHAPTERS IN THE STORY OF ART AND LITERATURE FROM KENT'S ISLE OF THANET
– the fascinating story of the many artists and writers who have lived, at least for a while, on Kent’s Isle of Thanet, and found inspiration there. Famously celebrated by Turner and Dickens, the isle, comprising Margate, Broadstairs, Ramsgate, Birchington and their surrounding villages, has been home to a galaxy of creative stars. CREATIVE COAST, in large format and in colour, includes: ART – George Morland, JMW Turner, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, James Tissot, Vincent Van Gogh, Solomon Joseph Solomon, Louis Wain, Walter Sickert, Christopher Alexander. LITERATURE – Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Edwin J Brett, Baroness Orczy, John Buchan, Frank Richard, T S Eliot, Dennis Wheatley.

“The reader of Richard Lewis’ scholarly researched and amply illustrated book can navigate through so many delightful connections to the arts that exist in this fertile corner of Kent.”
Arnold Schwartzman OBE, RDI, FRSA, Oscar-winning film director, graphic designer and author.

Available at £14.99 from Number 3, York Street, Broadstairs; Dickens Museum, Broadstairs; Waterstones (Westwood Cross, Broadstairs and Canterbury); Visitor Information Centre, Margate; Lovelys Gallery, Cliftonville, Margate; Margate Bookshop, Margate; Book Bodega, Harbour Street, Ramsgate; York Street Gallery, Ramsgate; online from Waterstones.com and Amazon.co.uk

Published by Apple Town Publishing Price: £14.99 ISBN: 978-0-957220423

WRITING THE ISLE: KENT’S ISLE OF THANET IN THE PAGES OF GREAT AUTHORS

WRITING THE ISLE: KENT’S ISLE OF THANET IN THE PAGES OF GREAT AUTHORS
- a first-hand picture of the Isle of Thanet as described in novels, poems and other writing over the ages. Including: Daniel Defoe, Jane Austen, Charles Lamb, Thomas Ingoldsby, S T Coleridge, Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, R M Ballantyne, Baroness Orczy, John Buchan, George & Wheedon Grossmith, Frank Richards, Dennis Wheatley, Ian Fleming, John Betjeman, Paul Theroux. Also including an Afterword on the 21st century. Texts are reproduced directly from the original, with commentary and accompanying illustrations.

“The Isle of Thanet has inspired more than its fair share of writers over the years. This fascinating new book illustrates the many ways Thanet has been depicted in literature from the 1600s up to the present day, with extracts from books and poems by some of our greatest authors. What a treat to read!”
Kiki Case, Editor, Isle Magazine.

“This new, assiduously researched book will intrigue and delight readers, just as this little corner of the kingdom never fails to delight those who venture to it.”
Geoff Orton, Margate Civic Society.

Available at £14.99 from Number 3, York Street, Broadstairs; Dickens Museum, Broadstairs; Waterstones (Westwood Cross, Broadstairs and Canterbury); Visitor Information Centre, Margate; Margate Bookshop, Margate; Book Bodega, Harbour Street, Ramsgate; online from Waterstones.com

Published by Apple Town Publishing Price: £14.99 ISBN: 978-0-9572204-3-0

THE WOMAN IN WHITE

 

THE WOMAN IN WHITE


– a best-selling adaptation of Wilkie Collins' classic suspense novel for learners of English.


Available from all ELT bookshops; from Oxford University Press; from Amazon.co.uk and all major internet providers. Published by Oxford University Press Price: £9.25 ISBN: 978-0-19-479270-7

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