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Andrew Elsby

Britain and the World

Chamberlain and Appeasement

The Burghers of Ceylon

Eliza Granville

Once Upon a Time in Paris

The Curious Ones

Garry O’Connor

Alec Guinness: A Life

Debussy Was My Grandfather

Naked Woman

The Butcher of Poland

The Darlings of Downing Street

The Terrorist

The Vagabond Lover

G. K. Chesterton


Harry Greenberg

Letters to Kafka

Jon Elsby

Coming Home

Heroes and Lovers

Light in the Darkness

Reassessing the Chesterbelloc

Seeing is Believing

Wrestling With the Angel

Peter Cowlam

Across the Rebel Network

A Forgotten Poet

Call Bridgland Jolley

Electric Letters Z

Laurel | Marisa | Manifesto

New King Palmers

Opus Thirty Three Bagatelles


Peter Cowlam/Kathryn Kopple

Addendum Manifesto

Power McTeal

Aggie and the Ice Floe

Sam Richards

The Engaged Musician

Tony Phillips



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Peter Cowlam is the author of literary fiction, plays and poetry. His most recent novel, Across the Rebel Network, was nominated for the 2015 Not the Booker Prize. His satire on literary celebrity, Who’s Afraid of the Booker Prize?, won the 2015 Quagga Prize for Literary Fiction. His brief stint as a commissioning editor saw two issues of The Finger, a journal of politics, literature and culture. Read more.

Andrew Elsby’s interest in the burghers of Ceylon arose when he discovered his Dutch burgher ancestry in Ceylon. His book is a rigorous and comprehensive inquiry into the Portuguese, Dutch and British periods in Ceylon.

Jon Elsby’s spiritual and intellectual journey has been from Protestantism to atheism, and finally to Catholicism. He writes extensively on Catholic literature and Catholic literary figures.

Eliza Granville is the author of Gretel and the Dark, published in 2014 by Hamish Hamilton and Riverhead (USA), and also Until the Skies Fall, The Tor, The House in the Riddle, The Dark Domes of Utopia and The Crystal Singers of Iphicles. Her work appears in several anthologies. Her main writing interests lie in the relationship between memory, stories, and the imagination.

Harry Greenberg, now passed, was a prolific writer of humorous fiction on Jewish themes, some of which has appeared in literary journals. Most awaits publication, and CHP has begun that process.

Garry O’Connor is a biographer and novelist, noted for his publications on theatrical, political, religious and literary figures. His plays have been performed widely. Read more.

Tony Phillips, now passed, was a travel writer, walker and rambler, with a specialist interest in Dartmoor.

Sam Richards is a musician, writer and academic, who in his student years in London absorbed the music and ideas of John Cage, Cornelius Cardew, the Fluxus Group, AMM, Lamonte Young and Terry Riley. Read more.

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