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The Fox by M. N. J. Butler Now live on Amazon and Smashwords!
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We are an independent publisher/ bookseller -based in Oxford, UK-  specializing in rare and out-of-print books and reprinting of books, and have been in business since 2006. We pride ourselves on providing customers with the best-quality products and personal service. You can order from our online bookshop using our online catalog, order over the phone, make purchases through Ebay at or visit the retail location that carries our products.

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The Fox by M. N. J. Butler now live on Amazon and Smashwords

 The long out-of-print novel The Fox by M. N. J. Butler, telling the story of a bastard Spartan prince in the fourth century B. C. E, is now available in Kindle format on Amazon and Smashwords. The book has been described by David Maclaine at the site as " one of the ten best novels ever writen about the ancient Greeks."




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George Shipway maps now on display on this site

The maps for the novels The Paladin, The Wolf Time, Warrior in Bronze and King in Splendour by George Shipway are now available FREE. Some of them are on this site. See below:- 

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The Paladin and The Wolf Time Now available on Amazon Kindle!
The long-out-of print novels The Paladin and The Wolf Time by George Shipway, telling the story of Walter Tirell, the supposed killer of King William Rufus, are now available on Amazon Kindle, at only 99p ($1.54) and £3.19 ($4.95) respectively.  See links below:-

The Paladin (UK)

The Wolf Time (UK)

The Paladin (US)

The Wolf Time (US)

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Four books by bestselling historical author George Shipway to be reprinted by CnPosner Books

Four historical novels by the renowned author George Shipway are to be republished later this year:-

The Paladin and The Wolf Time, telling the story of Walter Tirel, supposed killer of King William Rufus 

Warrior in Bronze and King in Splendour, telling the story of the mythical King Agamemnon of Mycenae

These books have been out of print since the 1970s. The Paladin is a bestseller, as are Shipway's other books Imperial Governor and Knight in Anarchy.

Praise for The Paladin;-

George Shipways progress as an historical novelist has established him in the enviable position of matching such masters of the genre as Harrison Ainsworth. No sloppy romantic make-believe; instead, Mr Shipway creates a vivid, definitive adventure story of the period. Sunday Telegraph


Here is a rattling good yarn in the form of a historical novel. George Shipway tells the life story of Walter Tirel, the supposed assassin of William Rufus (William II of England). Does that sound dry and daunting as a subject? It is certainly neither in this racy, spirited chronicle...he writes in a workable idiom...He tells his tale briskly and the details of life in castle and countryside are animated and evocative. Evening Standard


Praise for Warrior in Bronze:-


“A natural writer with superlative powers” Sunday Express


“Splendidly successful…the details are distinct and convincing, the motivations skilfully developed, the action exciting” Northern Echo

 “Alongside the late C. S. Forester as a descriptive writer” Evening Standard


The Year of the Horsetails Wins Gold in Dan Poynter's Ebook awards!

The recently reprinted historical novel The Year of the Horsetails by R. F. Tapsell has won gold in the Dan Poynter's Ebook Awards 2014 in Historical Literature Fiction- Medieval.

"Intensely exciting. An inspiration.”
Harry Sidebottom endorses novel Year of the Horsetails.

Harry Sidebottom, author of the bestselling Warrior of Rome series, has made the following comment on the recently reprinted novel The Year of the Horsetails.

“Set in an unusual time and place, The Year of the Horsetails creates an exotic, fully imagined world combined with universal themes. Intensely exciting. An inspiration.”

 He earlier included the following remark in an appendix  to Warrior of Rome: The Wolves of the North:-

"While editing this novel, I chanced upon a novel I read as a child. Re-reading The Year of the Horsetails by R. F. Tapsell (1967), I realized where my interest in nomadic warfare began and, with Bardiya - Tapsell’s siege-engineer, outsider hero - something of the origins of Ballista. Tapsell was a superb historical novelist, and some enterprising publisher should put his works back in print for a new generation. "

New Glossary for The Year of the Horsetails available FREE!

A Glossary of names and terms for the novel The Year of the Horsetails by R. F. Tapsell is now available FREE on this site. It has also been included in the latest edition of the Kindle e-book.

See the FREE Glossary here

Year of the Horsetails reaches final of Reader's Favorite Awards
The novel The Year of the Horsetails by R. F. Tapsell has reached the final of the Reader's Favorite book Awards in the Historical  Fiction category. Find it at  

Reader's Favorite

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"an exceptional literary and historical feat....well-loved, classic historical novel" IP Review of The Year of the Horsetails
The novel The Year of the Horsetails has received a glowing review from the professional review site IP Book Reviewers. Read the full review


Year of the Horsetails Kindle version available

The recently reprinted historical novel The Year of the Horsetails is now available in Kindle from Amazon: only $1.18.
It can also be purchased from this site for only $0.49.
The paperback version is now on sale from this site for $4.95 (free postage within UK) or from  from 1.95 GBP plus postage.

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Year of the Horsetails paperback available on Ebay and Abebooks!

The long-lost historical novel The Year of the Horsetails by R. F. Tapsell has now been reprinted and is available for sale on Ebay and Abebooks from £4.95.
It should shortly also be available on


FREE excerpt of historical novel Year of the Horsetails available on Wattpad!

A Free excerpt of the lost historical novel The Year of the Horsetails by R. F. Tapsell is now available on the social networking site Wattpad. Click the link below to read it! 

The Year of the Horsetails Wattpad excerpt

Year of the Horsetails cover art completed and approved! 

The cover art for the new edition of the classic historical novel The Year of the Horsetails is finally complete and has been approved by the author's estate. A scan of it has been appended below.


Year of the Horsetails map completed and approved! 

The map to be included in the new edition of the classic historical novel The Year of the Horsetails is finally complete and has been approved by the author's estate. A scan of it has been appended below.
A FREE Kindle version of the map is available on request by e-mail from


"An undiscovered masterpiece of historical fiction." Classic historical novel Year of the Horsetails to be reprinted in early 2013!

The long-forgotten novel The Year of the Horsetails by R. F. Tapsell, about a clash between steppe nomads and sedentary Slavs between 500 and 1200 A. D. is to be reprinted by CNPosner books in early 2013. It has received rave reviews on Google and Goodreads.

The Goodreads blurb reads as follows:-

Bardiya is a soldier in the armies of the Kagan (warleader) but he is from a minority people, the Saka. When a village is threatened with destruction his loyalties change and helps teach his new people how to defend themselves against a vastly superior enemy.

"An undiscovered masterpiece of historical fiction. " Google Books 

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5-star review of Prize-winning Ancient Egyptian reincarnation romance from Paranormal Romance Guild!
"I truly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it especially to those who enjoy a good love story, some history of modern and Ancient Egypt and reincarnation."   Linda Tonis

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Prize-winning Ancient Egyptian reincarnation romance to be published in UK by CNPosner Books!
"a very clear storyline with a strong pace driving it through."  Harper Collins
The paranormal romance novel Mark of Eternity by Missy Fleming, concerning a modern American woman recalling her past life as an Egyptian princess, is to be published this year in a revised and expanded UK/ Commonwealth edition this year by CNPosner Books. The book has already enjoyed considerable success in the United States, and has earned a gold medal on the Authonomy social networking site.

Novel Green Bronze Mirror: E-book editions OUT NOW on Amazon and Smashwords!

An electronic Kindle edition of the YA Roman time travel novel The Green Bronze Mirror by Lynne Ellison is now available from Amazon price £1.71. An e-book edition is also on sale at for only $1.49. A summary of the book is given below. 

Karen is playing on the beach when she finds an ancient mirror buried in the sand. She looks into it, and is transported back in time to the Roman empire. Finding herself a slave, she faces many hair-raising adventures in her struggle to return to her own time.

This Long-lost work of young adult  Roman fantasy/ historical fiction in the great tradition of Rosemary Sutcliff, first published in 1966 by the leading publisher Blackie & Son, and  out of print for over 40 years, has been reprinted in a new paperback edition with BRAND-NEW illustrations by Philip Smiley. The book is NOW available from this site: also from Ebay and Amazon.

FREE extract on social networking site-  The Green Bronze Mirror By Lynne Ellison
A FREE extract of the novel The Green Bronze Mirror by Lynne Ellison is now available on the social networking site Authonomy at 

  Read Lynne Ellison's account of the writing of her novel   
The Green Bronze Mirror  

  Lynne Ellison tells how she wrote this book on her website  

Corrrected version now out!- The Green Bronze Mirror By Lynne Ellison

Owing to the number of complaints about the errors in the 2009 printing of the novel The Green Bronze Mirror by Lynne Ellison, Cnposner Books has issued a new printing of this book which should have eliminated most of these errors. This printing can now be purchased from this site, as well as from Ebay and Amazon. The earlier version will also be avilable at reduced cost.

Wartime romance novel for sale from this site!
The wartime Romance novel Forever Yours by Jackie Smith is now available to purchase from this site . See further details of the book below


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Forever Yours
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Forever Yours by MJ Smith
Author MJ. Smith's Forever Yours is an engrossing

and sweeping saga of a novel about love, war and

bittersweet reunions.

Europe is torn apart by World War II and a feisty

and beautiful heroine, Liz, answers the call to battle

as a pilot in the Royal Air Force. Philip, her childhood

friend and superior in the air force, is in a position

of authority to stop her, but Liz is determined. Before

she leaves on a dangerous reconnaissance mission,

the two share a passionate night and Philip proposes,

giving her his grandmother's ring.

Liz's plane goes down during her mission in enemy

territory while Philip is sent to train with an elite

team of paratroopers. The two discover other loves

during their time apart, each thinking the other is lost


Will these two star-crossed lovers find each other

or will a war that has destroyed so much destroy the

greatest love each has ever known?

Smith's characters come to life and this perfectly

constructed novel captures the mood of war-torn

Europe. Smith deftly explores the complex territories

of the heart and the pages of this stunning debut novel

are suffused with humor, resilience, hope and the

enduring tale of an unbreakable bond.

MJ. Smith is a writer and works in customer

service. Ms. Smith is currently working on her second

and third novels and lives in Quebec, Canada.

Calling for Sam
Bernard Ashley  & Jane Cope
(Clipper Street)
Vintage children's book 1987 Tale of boy
 upset and angry at having to move house
Used hardback £2.50


The Seacraft of prehistory Paul Johnstone

Classic history of prehistoric ships. Price 4.95; postage free within UK.

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Needle Point Gifts for all Seasons
Judy Clayton & Deborah Dow
55 needlepoint projects from
Thumbleina Designs. Lavishly
illustrated in colour. Used hardback £2.95


MHRA Style Guide

Guide for authors, editors and writers of theses. Price 2.95; postage free within UK.


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Red Branch G. B. Hummer
Tale of town in far western United States in 1930s
depression, where farmers and migrant workers
become embroiled in battle on eve of world War II Used paperback £2.50


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Mark of Eternity by Missy Fleming

Imagine having dreams so real, they haunt you even when you're awake. What if they weren't dreams, but memories?

Cadence dreams...

Through images so real and vivid, she dreams of an Egypt where the Pharaohs lived and died as Gods – an Egypt where she herself stands before the people as one of their royalty. As she struggles to make sense of the nightly hauntings, the experiences begin to manifest deeper into her psyche until they bleed into her waking world.

How to write for the religious markets
Brenda Courtie
Offers advice on Markets, testimony,
fiction, poetry, articles, radio,
 ghosting and much more Used paperback £1.95

Aelred's Sin Lawrence Scott

Classic detective story. Price 2.69; postage free within UK.

Jill Investigates Valerie Hastings
Vintage children's school story about
schoolgirl detective 1965 Used hardback £2.50


Howl-a-Ween Todd Strasser
Children's book about girl who finds magic pumpkin
lantern- bringing about chain of horrifying supernatural events.
Used paperback £1.95

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God's Highlander E. V. Thompson
Tale of minister in Scottish Highlands at
end of 19th century Used paperback £2.50


What Now Skipper?
Four well-known sailing writers ( Dei Sleightholme, Andrew Bray,
Tom Cunliffe & Bill Anderson) set 40 fiendish challenges- and offer cunning solutions
Used paperack £2.95


Way of the sea Richard Gwynn
Challenges the assumption that the ocean is limitless;
traces developements which have
made care of the sea such an
urgent and compellling issue. USed paperback £2.50


Moo! Penny Dolan & Melanie Sharp
Children's picture book; tale of farmer whose
cows almost stop giving milk. Used hardback £2.50


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