Mount Orleans Press is a new venture. Inaugurated in 2017 – 2018 with four titles: Peter the Power Chair’s Birthday Bash by Lily Helme came out in November 2017, followed by The Animals’ Breakfast by Bryan Guinness in June 2018. There’s Something Special About Cranes, by George Archibald and charmingly illustrated by Julia Whatley, came out in August 2018. Finally, French Dishes for English Tables, by Claire de Pratz, came out in November 2018. Click HERE to buy online.
It is planned to build the list with further titles, concentrating initially on children’s books, cookery and poetry.
Print Production Services
I offer a full design, typesetting and printing service, producing books and catalogues in a range of formats from full leather gold tooled fine editions to spiral bound economic formats. I work on large and small projects and offer a personal service tailored to private clients.
Tools of the Trade
For typesetting and design I use the latest version of the Adobe Creative Suite, relying mainly on InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. I specialize in clean and classical design styles, seeking to match the best of traditional typefaces to the style and character of the text, as well as the print processes and paper surfaces to be used.
Typographic background and printing experience
My publishing career began in the early 1980s; for 31 years I ran The Letter Press of Cirencester, but I am now working freelance, specializing in book and catalogue design and production, as well as offering other print services. For me this takes me back to my earliest jobs in book production, working for Bettina Tayleur producing books for various publishers on subjects such as Eric Ravilious and John Nash before going on to work with Octopus Books.
In 1986 I set up The Letter Press of Cirencester, and from that earliest date I have produced a steady flow of books, starting with Biddesden Cookery in 1987. In 2003 I helped found St Omers Press, the publishing imprint of Stonyhurst College, of which I am a Director. I have designed, typeset and produced numerous titles of varied character and style for St Omers and have arranged and overseen printing of these titles at print centres all over the world.
I offer a personal service at competitive prices; I am quick to respond and work to deadlines. Over the past year I have produced books on heraldry for the Knights of Malta, a guidebook for a private country house, books for the International Crane Foundation and the Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust as well as various other private commissions. I can take on all projects, however large or small.
I am ready to discuss any project large or small: please email me or call me on +44 (0)7773 426812