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Endings and Beginnings

February 2nd, 2016 No Comments

Last Autumn, after 3 years and much fun selecting and sending out fine publications made and shared on bookleteer, I decided to end the Periodical’s monthly service. There were a number of reasons – some practical and financial – but I felt that as a project it had achieved as much as it could in […]

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Magna Carta 800 Sets

February 2nd, 2016 No Comments

June 2015 was the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta – considered by many to be the keystone to Britain’s constitutional and democracy. To celebrate and see the impact this document has had, over six months in 2015 I published a series of 6 books, each containing several texts from across the […]

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the Periodical issue 33

June 8th, 2015 No Comments

June’s issue (no. 33) contains the final book in my series celebrating the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. The culmination of this series contains the three foundations on which much of Britain’s constitutional fabric rests: Henry I’s Charter of Liberties which restored many of the ancient rights from the Saxon period, which had been usurped […]

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the Periodical issue 32

May 22nd, 2015 No Comments

May’s issue (no. 32) contains the penultimate book in my series celebrating the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. Thomas Paine’s pamphlets Common Sense and Agrarian Justice are part of his remarkable legacy of revolutionary, communitarian ideas. Reviled in his own day, the ideas contained in these texts such as the pension and basic income are […]

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the Periodical issues 30 & 31

April 28th, 2015 No Comments

Back after a field trip to Papua New Guinea Bookleteering with a traditional indigenous community in the jungle, March and April’s issues of the Periodical comprise two more books in the Magna Carta series and another Librarypress book. Issue 30’s The True Leveller’s Standards Advanced ((1649) & the Charter of the Fundamental Rights of the […]

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the Periodical issue 29

February 17th, 2015 No Comments

February’s issue (number 29) contains two books : the second book in my series of texts inspired by Magna Carta featuring the 1688 Bill of Rights + the 1776 Declaration of Independence and the 1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man. These three key documents trace back to and build on the Charter’s legacy and […]

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the Periodical issue 28

January 26th, 2015 No Comments

Our first issue of 2015 (number 28) has two books, one from a new series I am putting together over the next six months to celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, and another in our series of Librarypress books: The Agreement of Free People of England (1649) & The People’s Charter (1838) juxtaposes two […]

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the Periodical issue 27

December 28th, 2014 No Comments

December’s issue (number 27) again contains two books, both of which emerged from our work on the Librarypress project this year: Hackney Rebel is a gorgeous book of prints created by Hackney artist Dawes Gray. The book was begun at one of the Librarypress Pop Up Publishing workshops held in May 2014 with no prior […]

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the Periodical issue 26

December 2nd, 2014 No Comments

November’s issue (number 26) contains two books, both of which are products of collaborations: A London Childhood 1926-1939 by Henry Long is the third of our collaborations with The Museum of Soho. It is a moving account of growing up in relative poverty in Soho in the 1920s and 30s, ending with the mass evacuation […]

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the Periodical issue 25

November 13th, 2014 No Comments

October’s issue (number 25), Excavations is the Meroitic Cemetery of Dangeil, Sudan by Mahmoud Suliman Bashir and Julie Anderson is an account of the ongoing excavations of the ancient site in the Sudan by archaeologists from the Sudanese National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums and the British Museum. Published in both English and Arabic editions, […]

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the Periodical issues 23 & 24

October 5th, 2014 No Comments

The Periodical is now 2 years old! August & September’s issues (numbers 23 and 24) have recently been posted out to subscribers: August’s issue (no. 23), Soho Memoirs : Recollections of Geo.Benford & O’Shea by Alf & Nance Wood is the second choice from our collaboration with The Museum of Soho. It contains a delightful […]

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the Periodical issue 22

July 26th, 2014 No Comments

July’s issue, Sprouting Bonds : how growing our food connects us to places, land, families and culture is a handbook of results from the Grown Edible and Meaningful project, based in Leeds in 2013. A collaboration between universities and local community organisations, it explored the meaning of growing food and how it connects people to […]


the Periodical issue 21

June 30th, 2014 No Comments

June’s issue, Pride of the Moor, is a contemporary folksong created by musician Jim Causley and artist Simon Pope as part of Simon’s project “A Song, A Dance & A New Stannary Parliament”. The project was commissioned by Spacex gallery in Exeter and explored the history and local significance of tin mining on Dartmoor as […]

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the Periodical issue 20

May 29th, 2014 No Comments

May’s issue, Recollections by Harold Lun, is the first fruit of our collaboration with The Museum of Soho – drawing on material from their archives. This book is a facsimile of letters and photographs in the archive sent by Harold Lun and describing his childhood growing up in Soho during the 1920s, 30s and 40s. […]

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the Periodical issue 19

May 10th, 2014 No Comments

April’s issue (a bit delayed due to Easter and school holidays), Metalanliguistica, is a departure from recent selections – a book of experimental literature by Nick Norton. In his own words, “Metalanliguistica is the investigation as an invention, the dream made as documentary; a work of nights and days hung on the Fibonacci Scale, it is […]

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