Two New Rural Life Titles

Cover of All Part of the CharmCover of Young By Name






To mark 25 years of living in the Gloucestershire village of Hawkesbury Upton, Debbie Young has published two new non-fiction books that serve as informal memoirs of rural  life in the late 20th and early 21st century.

All Part of the Charm comprises a collection of essays she originally wrote about her first impressions of life in Hawkesbury Upton, when she first moved to the village in 1991, and all the columns she wrote for Hawkesbury Parish News between 2010 and 2015.

Young by Name is a collection of her regular columns for the award-winning monthly community magazine, the Tetbury Advertiser. Described by the magazine’s current editor as “the Jewel in the Crown”, Debbie’s columns offer whimsical musings on the world from this corner of rural Gloucestershire.

Both feature beautiful cover illustrations of rural scenes by the author’s father, and are available in paperback at the recommended retail price of £6.99 and in ebook for £1.99.

The paperbacks may be ordered from any high street bookshop by quoting the ISBNs 978191223023 (All Part of the Charm) and 9781911223030 (Young by Name), or from online retailers. The ebooks are available from all the usual online ebook distributors.

Hawkesbury Press’s “Stocking Fillers” Shortlisted for Design Award

Stocking Fillers ebook cover

Shortlisted from hundreds of entries

We are honoured and delighted that one of our publications, Stocking Fillers by Debbie Young, has been shortlisted for a cover design award by author services company CompletelyNovel.

Public voting closes 18th October 2015

Public voting closes 18th October 2015

It was chosen from amongst hundreds of entries for the shortlist of 20 by CompletelyNovel’s  team of experts. The ultimate winner will be decided by a public vote, and the poll is now open on line here:

This is a terrific compliment to the calibre of our designs, especially considering that 75% of those shortlisted were the work of book cover design specialists, whereas ours are designed in-house.