New book and pamphlet by Edgar Cahn and Chris Gray

David Boyle writes: We are delighted to announce that the Real Press (based in Sussex UK) will be publishing a pamphlet and book by the legendary thinker, radical lawyer and social entrepreneurs Edgar Cahn and Chris Gray. Cahn has an extraordinary record of innovation, dating back to the 1960s, including the US National Legal Services programme, the Antioch […]

Get your own print from Simon Zec’s latest book!

After two bland and uneventful years, our poetry editor Simon Zec finally managed to find something interesting to write about for his second poetry collection, available here. In the Downtime is a reaction to both the world and his personal life. Trying to find the cracks in the darkness where the light can shine through. Simon has striven […]

Lesley Yarranton at rest, after publication of Saving Munich

Lesley may look like an Englishwoman in Gloucestershire – which is what she is – but she also speaks fluent German, ran her own press agency in Berlin when the wall came down, and in Saving Munich 1945, she has written, researched and chased down one of the remaining great untold stories of the Second […]

Chronicling covid in poetry

To celebrate our resident poet, Simon Zec, joining the team as Poetry Editor we will are happy to announce the launch our first project… The Covid Chronicles will be a compilation of poems from a diverse selection of poets, who will donate their words and thoughts on the past few months of trials, tribulations and […]

Simon Zec is our new poetry editor…

Simon is a poet and has two poetry collections with us (Death of the Suburb and In the Downtime (forthcoming)) and we will be working together to publish a diverse selection of poets to represent the modern poetry scene.  We hope to dive deep into the well of modern poetry, finding abdominal working with voices […]

Missed opportunities – how to avoid them

Lesley Yarranton, author of Saving Munich 1945, writes… What exactly was it that melted Germany’s ‘Iron Chancellor’ into ferrous gloop this week? Political scientists probing the wet, shapeless mass puddling around their feet have barely started to come up with answers. No doubt alarm at estimates prediting that covid losses would shrink the Eurozone economy […]

The strange phenomenon of Distributism and Liberal equidistance

It was excised from the party’s playlist in 1993 on the grounds that, only when the Labour Party is electable that Tory voters will feel safe enough to switch to the Lib Dems. We will see whether Paddy Ashdown was right about that next month. But then, it may be that the situation is different […]

When fairy tales come disturbingly true

Introduction to the new New Weather modern folk tales collection Knock Three Times by Andrew Simms and Bill McGuire. It could be something taken straight from a folk or fairy tale. A young child with a gift for seeing the truth, and the courage to tell it, sails across a great wide ocean to a land […]

How we broke the news of D-Day

Noel Newsome was director of European broadcasts at the BBC European Service from 1939-44, one of the few who knew the secret date for D-Day. He was in many ways the architect of the BBC;s international reputation for truth – believing that truth was a potential weapon of war. This led him into constant struggles […]

Feeling sick that I work in a system that condones this shit

Ben Donner, the editor of Clinical Psycholoy Forum, has reviewed Craig Newnes’ impassioned book A Critical A-Z of Electroshock. This is what he wrote… Firstly, a note about the limitations of scholarship in scientific writing. A proper reference should not just be an author and year of publication, but also a page number placed as a […]