Non Fiction Books

The series of Taxidermy books is based on museum experience and a lifelong hobby.
 The books teach the traditional  techniques used by generations of craftsmen and include details on restoring older and antique specimens.


FISH TAXIDERMY ISBN 9781902474151   TAXIDERMY TROPHIES ISBN 9781902474168     Price. 9.50 each
The above four books are combined in one volume as TRADITIONAL TAXIDERMY ISBN 9781902474212. Price 20. (A saving of 18)

Spalding Bird MuseumCare of Longcase Clock

THE SPALDING BIRD MUSEUM. ISBN 9781902474236.  Price 18.00
The story of this large provincial collection of foreign and British birds. The book traces the history of the collection and the men who made it possible - Ashley K Maples, the founder of the museum, and Ben Waltham, the taxidermist. It also catalogues the complete collections of  British and foreign birds, the collection of bird reference skins and the egg collection.

CARE OF THE LONGCASE CLOCK  ISBN 9781902474182  Price 5.00
After many years in the antique trade, specialising in restoring and selling clocks, I produced a leaflet for buyers on how to look after their purchases. That leaflet grew into this booklet. It tells long-case clock owners how to look after their treasures. It is a manual for setting up the clock, regulating and adjusting the date and strike mechanisms. Regard it as similar to a car owner's manual. 

A COUNTRY CHEMIST. Memoirs of a Rural Pharmacist. ISBN 9781902474304 Price 9.00
The memories of a career in rural pharmacy spanning over 40 years - from 1953 to 1995. This book charts the vast changes experienced by a country chemist over a lifetime of rural practice. The changes in the use of poisons like Cyanide in pest control and of medicines like Opium Tincture in mixtures, as well as the switch from mixtures to solid dose forms like tablets and capsules. 

SELF-PUBLISHING BOOKS . 7.00. After many years of successfull self publishing , the author has shared his expertise in this publication. This revised version has 18 illustrations- line and photogaphic, and now covers e-book publishing .This book is only available direct from the publisher.

All books are available post free to the UK.