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New for 2017

DHRA 2017 Calendar

Back by popular demand and to mark the centenary of the invention of the  toggle light switch by William J. Newton and Morris Goldberg, the Threadbone Press has published the DHRA's 2017 Calendar.  Always a visual treat to adorn any wall, this year's calendar also features a schedule of DHRA Book of the Month releases meaning you will always be the first to know what's coming up throughout the year!  Complete with an inspirational foreword by DHRA President for LIFE and West Country celebrity Mrs Amanda J Threadbone, the DHRA is the thing any self-respecting husband will want to stuff in his wife's stocking this Christmas.

The calendar is always a sellout so order early to ensure inevitable disappointment.

Readers purchasing the Calendar are entitled to a magical free gift available via the links to the right.

£20 plus p&p

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Dorset Historical Romance Calendar 2017

Back by popular demand and to mark the centenary of the invention of the  toggle light switch by William J. Newton and Morris Goldberg, the Threadbone Press has published the DHRA's 2017 Calendar.  Always a visual treat to adorn any wall, this year's calendar also features a schedule of DHRA Book of the Month releases meaning you will always be the first to know what's coming up throughout the year!  Complete with an inspirational foreword by DHRA President for LIFE and West Country celebrity Mrs Amanda J Threadbone, the DHRA is the thing any self-respecting husband will want to stuff in his wife's stocking this Christmas.

The calendar is always a sellout so order early to ensure inevitable disappointment.

Readers purchasing the Calendar are entitled to a magical free gift available via the links to the right.

£20 PLUS P& P

ENTERPRISE EDITION

DORSET EDITION

He Came Upon the Midnight Clear

Rowena Westlake's new captivating tale of romance with its Christmastide setting is the ideal read for lovers of Christmastide Romances this Christmas.  The latest in the DHRA's modern historical romance series it is bound to be a hit with DHRA members and the more intelligent members of the general public alike.  Carrying the controversial new logo of the Society which signals that it is aimed at the "adult" market (over 18s though there is no longer a discount for the bicurious over 60s) the novel will challenge some readers though as always the name Rowena Westlake guarantees that most readers will be able to finish satisfactorily.

£12

FOLIO reader £15

£12.50 PLUS P&P

The Suddenly Trilogy by Dornford

Sittingbourne I: And Suddenly It's Summer

Book one of the epic "Suddenly" saga has been a longtime favourite of DHRA members since it was first commissioned in the 1990s. Romance Monthly Magazine's book of the month when it was first issued, this treasured tale is now the subject of thrupiecefilm's blockbuster Christmas release.  Its appearance on the big screen will surely bring new readers to the masterful prose and moving narrative of author Dornford Sittingbourne's timeless tale.  Now available for the first time in the Threadbone Press's flexiback, this edition combines the durability of a hardback edition with the portability of a paperback and at only twice the price!

This edition features a new and especially commissioned introduction by DHRA favourite Rowena Westlake.

£12.50 PLUS P&P

The Suddenly Trilogy by Dornford

Sittingbourne II: And Suddenly It's Christmas

Book two of the epic "Suddenly" continues the inspiring tale, tracing our favourite characters development into the later 1990s. Number one on Dorset Life's Best Christmas Books 1997, this treasured tale is now the subject of thrupiecefilm's blockbuster Christmas release.  Its appearance on the big screen will surely bring new readers to the masterful prose and moving narrative of author Dornford Sittingbourne's timeless tale.  Now available for the first time in the Threadbone Press's flexiback, this edition combines the durability of a hardback edition with the portability of a paperback and at only twice the price!

This edition features a new and especially commissioned introduction by DHRA favourite Rowena Westlake.

£12.50 PLUS P&P

The Suddenly Trilogy by Dornford

Sittingbourne II: And Suddenly It's Rosh Hashanah

Book three of the epic "Suddenly" continues the inspiring tale, tracing our favourite characters development into the later 1990s. Number one on Dorset Life's Best Christmas Books 1997, this treasured tale is now the subject of thrupiecefilm's blockbuster Christmas release.  Its appearance on the big screen will surely bring new readers to the masterful prose and moving narrative of author Dornford Sittingbourne's timeless tale.  Now available for the first time in the Threadbone Press's flexiback, this edition combines the durability of a hardback edition with the portability of a paperback and at only twice the price!

This edition features a new and especially commissioned introduction by DHRA favourite Rowena Westlake.

£27.50 PLUS P&P

The DORSET HISTORICAL ROMANCE

ASSOCIATION 2009 CALENDAR OF ROMANCE

Featuring twelve beautiful and especially commissioned illustrations the 2009 Calendar of Romance has become a classic of the genre. Complete with an Inspirational Introduction by DHRA favourite Susan Stourpaine, it is once again available from the DHRA's Dorset archive in stunning ThreadboneLitho guaranteeing a more intense sensual experience.  This limited edition is available for a short time only.

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THE DORSET HISTORICAL ROMANCE

ASSOCIATION 2019 BEAUTIFUL DORSET CALENDAR

Featuring twelve historic and hugely nostalgic railway posters the 2019 Calendar of Romance is a modern classic of the genre - technologically up to the minute yet, at the same time, a thoughtful tribute to a well-loved and much respected genre. Complete with an Inspirational Introduction by DHRA President {FOR LIFE} Mrs Amanda J Threadbone, it is once again available from the DHRA's Dorset archive in stunning ThreadboneLitho guaranteeing a more intense visual experience.  This limited edition is available for a short time only (until September 2019).

£15.99 PLUS P&P

 

£15.99 PLUS P&P

THRUPIECE ABROAD: SKETCHES FROM KENT

AND EAST SUSSEX

Generously sponsored by the DHRA this far from comprehensive and only very partially representative sample of the late Professor Brian Thrupiece's artwork appears before the public for the first time. Published by well known coffee-table stable The Threadbone Press's Art Division ("Art for Arts's Sake") it boasts more than 20 pages of fine reproductions of works from the Professor's experimental (1996-2002) period when, in addition to searching for his own artistic persona, he was also searching for his spectacles.  Experts believe that this alone may explain some of the appalling lapses of taste starkly recreated here.

The volume is available as a hardback, paperback, digital download and flipbook™.  Individual prints can be ordered from the The Threadbone Gallery & Coffee Shop, Fishbond Bottom.

ZULEMA AND THE CALENDAR PRINCE

Generously sponsored by the DHRA this far from comprehensive and only very partially representative sample of the late Professor Brian Thrupiece's artwork appears before the public for the first time. Published by well known coffee-table stable The Threadbone Press's Art Division ("Art for Arts's Sake") it boasts more than 20 pages of fine reproductions of works from the Professor's experimental (1996-2002) period when, in addition to searching for his own artistic persona, he was also searching for his spectacles.  Experts believe that this alone may explain some of the appalling lapses of taste starkly recreated here.

The volume is available as a hardback, paperback, digital download and flipbook™.  Individual prints can be ordered from the The Threadbone Gallery & Coffee Shop, Fishbond Bottom.

£12

FOLIO reader £15

ERIC FISHWICK: AN APPRECIATION

Written by esteemed musicologist and financial claims expert Dr Stanton Fisher, Eric Fishwick: An Appreciation is the first in-depth account of this elusive and surprisingly un-influential composer. Beginning with his early life in West Yorkshire, Dr Fisher magisterially reconstructs - from diverse sources - the story of Fishwick's life during and after the First World War, his encounter with the major European composers of the day and his startling collapse into near total silence for more than 30 years following the emigration of his elder sister Sissy to Lancashire.  Charting with great sensitivity the composer's compositional struggles as well as the relationships of his maturity, this bold account also locates Fishwick's political activities in the context of his turbulent times, troubled boyhood and gritty working-class origins.  Especial attention is devoted to the genesis of the late work "Wortley Hall": perhaps his orchestral masterpiece.  Dr Fisher's magisterial reconstruction of its origins and germination provides us with the most convincing account yet of the sudden burst of creative activity which followed his visit to West Dorset in 1958.​

The volume is available as a printed paperback, digital download and flipbook™. 

£29.99

IN ALL FORMATS

 
Ladybone Jigsaw LBJ002

Hi-resolution Threadbone digiprint image of the stunning cover of Rowena Westlake's He Came Upon the Midnight Clear now made available Dorset-wide to puzzle assemblers with a romantic bent. The first in a series of ©Ladybone Jigsaw Puzzles produced in  exclusive arrangement with the Dorset Historical Romance Association.

This 99 piece set is handcrafted from the finest materials and guaranteed wipe-clean for use either in challenging conditions or assembly by the over-enthusiastic.

Available until March 2026
Great Heaving Poster c1926

Especially commissioned reproduction of the Great Western Railway promotional poster for Great Heaving lovingly restored and updated to mark the 14th Anniversary of the DHRA.  Printed in high quality digiprint by The Threadbone Press and available in a limited edition to DHRA members only.  The first 100 prints are signed by Mrs Threadbone.

                                                         FRAMED   £225 plus VAT and P&P
                                                       UNFRAMED £100 plus VAT and P&P
 
Corfe Castle c1931

The second in a series of especially commissioned reproductions of the Great Western Railway promotional posters.  Corfe Castle by Frank Henry McNightly (1889-1974) has been lovingly restored and updated to mark the 14th Anniversary of the DHRA.  Printed in high quality digiprint by The Threadbone Press and available in a limited edition to DHRA members only.  The first 100 prints are signed by Mrs Threadbone.

                                                         FRAMED   £225 plus VAT and P&P
                                                       UNFRAMED £100 plus VAT and P&P
 
Lyme Regis c1935

The third in a series of especially commissioned reproductions of the Great Western Railway promotional posters.  Corfe Castle by Frank Henry McNightly (1889-1974) has been lovingly restored and updated to mark the 14th Anniversary of the DHRA.  Printed in high quality digiprint by The Threadbone Press and available in a limited edition to DHRA members only.  The first 100 prints are signed by Mrs Threadbone.

                                                         FRAMED   £225 plus VAT and P&P
                                                       UNFRAMED £100 plus VAT and P&P
 
Branscombe Beach c1936

The fourth in a series of especially commissioned reproductions of the Great Western Railway promotional posters.  Corfe Castle by Frank Henry McNightly (1889-1974) has been lovingly restored and updated to mark the 14th Anniversary of the DHRA.  Printed in high quality digiprint by The Threadbone Press and available in a limited edition to DHRA members only.  The first 100 prints are signed by Mrs Threadbone.

                                                         FRAMED   £225 plus VAT and P&P
                                                       UNFRAMED £100 plus VAT and P&P
 
Weymouth Harbour c1932

The fifth in a series of especially commissioned reproductions of the Great Western Railway promotional posters.  Corfe Castle by Frank Henry McNightly (1889-1974) has been lovingly restored and updated to mark the 14th Anniversary of the DHRA.  Printed in high quality digiprint by The Threadbone Press and available in a limited edition to DHRA members only.  The first 100 prints are signed by Mrs Threadbone.

                                                         FRAMED   £225 plus VAT and P&P
                                                       UNFRAMED £100 plus VAT and P&P
 
Dorchester Station in War and Peace c1945

The first in a series celebrating the work of Dorset-born Great Western Railway artist Magenta Palet (190-2-1976).  Active particularly during the war when most of her male colleagues were on active conscientious objector duties, Magenta was famed for her wry depictions of life on the home front.  Dorchester Station in  War and Peace is widely considered to be her masterpiece.  Printed in high quality digiprint by The Threadbone Press and available in a limited edition to DHRA members only, it is also available to the general public through the orinoco store.  The first 100 prints are signed by Mrs Threadbone.

                                                                  FRAMED  £225 plus VAT and P&P
                                                                UNFRAMED £100 plus VAT and P&P
 
Professor Thrupiece and His Circle 1972

This delightful conversation piece was sketched by Ms Constance Sturgis RA in the King's Head Poole in 1972.  It captures the Professor, Ms Audrey Badminton Court, Ms Celia Notso-Pointy and others relaxing in the public bar and discussing issues of the day: something they often did when gathered for late Sunday morning drinks. Ms Sturgis was herself a member of the Professor's small group of friends and originally made the sketch for her own amusement.  It was acquired by Ms Celia Notso-Pointy as a gift for her companion Ms Audrey Badminton Court and is offered for a limited period in a signed limited edition

                                                                  FRAMED  £225 plus VAT and P&P
                                                                UNFRAMED £100 plus VAT and P&P