Richard Lewis Books

BARCELONA ONE MORE TIME

BARCELONA ONE MORE TIME
– the story of an English language teacher and his Belgian partner plunged into the unchartered territory of 1970s, post-Franco Barcelona. The characters they meet and the experiences they encounter in the language school business are told with the very feel and colour of a place and time.

“I particularly enjoyed the light thrown on the Franco era and the imprint that it made on people.”
Alain de Botton, writer, philosopher & historian

“Read it and you'll meet some great characters and learn about an era and a generation that paved the way for the Spanish gold rush of the 80s. Definitely one for the shelf: to be taken down and read again often.”
Danny Collins, Round Town News

Available to order from Waterstones and online from Amazon.co.uk and all major internet providers at £7.99; direct from the author; on loan from libraries in Kent (UK).

Published by New Generation Publishing. £7.99 ISBN: 978-07552-0442-7

Amazon Kindle at £3.82

THE ENGLISH CHRONICLES

THE ENGLISH CHRONICLES
– the humorous fictionalized memoir of a language school principal on the south coast of England. It is a roller-coaster ride, in which the principal recounts his first-hand experiences, his descriptions of comic, sometimes tragi-comic, life and events around foreign students studying English in the fictitious town of ‘Bradgate’ and his charting of the rise and fall of the school.

“Engaging and unputdownable.”
Dr Peter Tame, author and academic

“I have never read anything quite like it before...It’s amusing and human.”
Nicholas Rankin, author and broadcaster

“The succession of vivid characters and their foibles is so   skilfully and entertainingly described here.  But there is also interest for the general reader in the functioning of English language schools, as well as the human peculiarities of students from different countries that pass through them.”
Dr Sam Merry, author, historian and teacher

 

Available from Waterstones - Westwood Cross; Margate Bookshop; online from Amazon.co.uk, Waterstones, Foyles and Ebay at £8.99; direct from the author.

Published by Apple Town Publishing.

ISBN: 978-9572204-1-6

Amazon Kindle at £3.99

CREATIVE COAST: CHAPTERS IN THE STORY OF ART AND LITERATURE FROM KENT'S ISLE OF THANET

 

CREATIVE COAST: CHAPTERS IN THE STORY OF ART AND LITERATURE FROM KENT'S ISLE OF THANET
– - the fascinating story of the many artists and writers who have lived, at least for a while, on Kent’s Isle of Thanet, and found inspiration there. Famously celebrated by Turner and Dickens, the isle, comprising Margate, Broadstairs, Ramsgate, Birchington and their surrounding villages, has been home to a galaxy of creative stars. CREATIVE COAST, in large format and in colour, is a compilation of the three Artistic books shown below, with some new material and a new presentation.

“The reader of Richard Lewis’ scholarly researched and amply illustrated book can navigate through so many delightful connections to the arts that exist in this fertile corner of Kent.”
Arnold Schwartzman OBE, RDI, FRSA, Oscar-winning film director, graphic designer and author.

Available at £14.99 from Waterstones (Westwood Cross, Broadstairs and Canterbury), York Street Gallery, Ramsgate; Visitors' information Centre, Margate; Margate School of Art; Margate Bookshop; Number Three York Street, Broadstairs; online from Waterstones.com and Amazon.co.uk

Published by Apple Town Publishing Price: £14.99 ISBN: ISBN: 978-0-957220423

ARTISTIC THANET: SIX LOCALLY LINKED CHAPTERS IN THE STORY OF ART AND LITERATURE

 

ARTISTIC THANET:
SIX LOCALLY LINKED CHAPTERS IN THE STORY OF ART AND LITERATURE

– an exploration of the lives of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Walter Sickert, Vincent Van Gogh, Wilkie Collins, Frank Richards and John Buchan through their links with the Isle of Thanet on the Kent coast.


Available from:

Margate: Turner Contemporary, Visitors' Information Centre.


Ramsgate: Michael's Bookshop, Ramsgate Library, York Street Gallery.

Broadstairs: Broadstairs Library.

Or direct from the author.

Published locally Price :£4.99

 

ARTISTIC ISLAND: MORE CHAPTERS IN THE STORY OF ART AND LITERATURE INSPIRED BY THE ISLE OF THANET

 

ARTISTIC ISLAND:
MORE CHAPTERS IN THE STORY OF ART AND LITERATURE INSPIRED BY THE ISLE OF THANET


- Turner and Dickens are revealed in their full glory in the local pantheon, and are joined by the French artist, James Tissot, the Jewish artist and portraitist, Solomon Joseph Solomon, the poet T S Eliot and the great thinker, philosopher and poet, Samuel Taylor Coleridge.


Available from:

Margate: Turner Contemporary, Visitors' Information Centre.


Ramsgate: Michael's Bookshop, Ramsgate Library, York Street Gallery.

Broadstairs: Broadstairs Library.

Or direct from the author.

Published locally Price :£4.99

 

DISCOVERING MORE ARTISTIC THANET: THE ISLE'S ARTISTIC AND LITERARY BYWAYS FURTHER EXPLORED

 

DISCOVERING MORE ARTISTIC THANET:
THE ISLE'S ARTISTIC AND LITERARY BYWAYS FURTHER EXPLORED

- a look at cat-loving artist Louis Wain, wayward genius of English art George Morland, local modern master Christopher Alexander, best-selling writer Dennis Wheatley, pioneer of boys' periodicals Edwin J. Brett and the Scarlet Pimpernel creator Baroness Orczy.


Available from:

Margate: Turner Contemporary, Visitors' Information Centre.


Ramsgate: Michael's Bookshop, Ramsgate Library, York Street Gallery.

Broadstairs: Broadstairs Library.

Or direct from the author.

Published locally Price :£4.99

 

THE WOMAN IN WHITE

 

THE WOMAN IN WHITE


– a best-selling adaptation of Wilkie Collins' classic suspense novel for learners of English.


Available from all ELT bookshops; from Oxford University Press; from Amazon.co.uk and all major internet providers. Published by Oxford University Press Price: £9.25 ISBN: 978-0-19-479270-7

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