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Chiselbury Publishing was founded 2011 to make the works of James Leasor, one of the bestselling and most prolific British authors of the second half of the 20th Century, available to new and old readers. It now has the works of over 30 authors, non-fiction and fiction, established bestselling authors and first-timers, in print or nearing publication. In all we have over 80 books in print.

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These books often have a historical angle and range from detailed historical analysis, through biographies and light-hearted history works, to high action thrillers. All our books have some things in common – that they have something to say and deserve to be read.

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A Burning Sea
A Burning Sea
A Burning Sea
A Burning Sea
A Burning Sea
A Burning Sea
A Burning Sea
A Burning Sea

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Chiselbury Publishing was founded 2011 to make the works of James Leasor, one of the bestselling and most prolific British authors of the second half of the 20th Century, available to new and old readers. It now has the works of over 30 authors, non-fiction and fiction, established bestselling authors and first-timers, in print or nearing publication. In all we have over 80 books in print.

These books often have a historical angle and range from detailed historical analysis, through biographies and light-hearted history works, to high action thrillers. All our books have some things in common – that they have something to say and deserve to be read.

 

Articles

The Day They Pardoned Turing
“Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows: 1 Statutory Pardon of Alan Mathison Turing.”Introduction to the draft law, introduced into the House of Lords, July 2013It was unusually ...
Inside an Enigma: Turing at Bletchley
“It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.”Winston Churchill’s speech on Russia, 1939It was the first action in the war at sea.  A few hours after the declaration of war between Germany, Britain and France, the German submarine U-30, under Captain Fritz-Julius Lemp, torpedoed and sank the Cunard liner Athenia, with the loss of 117 lives. 
Partnership and Politics
As we are being reminded by the public enquiry into the pandemic, that period in recent history was a nightmare for many. But for some of us lockdown provided the time and peace to write. In this case the subject is the decade beginning 2010: a period which included the aftermath of the financial crisis, the rise to – shared - power of the Lib Dems  in the Coalition government and their ...
Historical Heroes: Robert Oppenheimer
"The atomic clock ticked faster and faster. We may anticipate a state of affairs in which two great powers will each be in a position to put an end to the civilisation and life of the other, though not without risking its own. We may be likened to two scorpions in a battle, each capable of killing the other, but only at the risk of his own life... This prospect does not make for ...
Saving Munich: The Story of Rupprecht Gerngross
It is more than thirty years since I first heard of a small group of German army officers rising up against Hitler in the dying days of the Nazi regime. I was a foreign correspondent sent to Berlin within days of the Wall being torn down, and had been tracking the rise of neo-Nazi groups springing up in covert, underground cells across the forlorn expanses of the overnight defunct German ...