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IAN YEARSLEY'S
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Celebrating 25 years as a published author: 1994-2019

Books about, or inspired by, Essex (England)
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About Ian Yearsley

BACKGROUND

Ian Yearsley was born in Ingatestone, Essex (England) in 1965. He moved with his family to Southend-on-Sea in 1972 and began his writing career as a journalist with the Leigh Times newspaper there in 1988. He has since gone on to write for numerous other newspapers and magazines, and to publish over 20 books and maps in the local history, fiction and poetry genres.

As well as being an author, Ian is a qualified historian and IT professional. He has an MA in History from the University of Essex and is a Member of the British Computer Society.

All Ian's books are about, or inspired by, the county of Essex.

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What’s New?

CHRISTMAS MARKET, 16 NOVEMBER 2019

New Hall School, Boreham, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 3HS
11am-3pm, Admission £1, Free Parking
https://www.newhallschool.co.uk/events/#link-popup-8

CHRISTMAS CRAFT & GIFT FAYRE, 10 NOVEMBER 2019

The Freight House, Bradley Way, Rochford, Essex SS4 1BU
10am-3pm, Free Entry, Ample Free Parking

SPOOKTACULAR HANDMADE CRAFT & GIFT FAYRE, 27 OCTOBER 2019

Richmond Hall, Richmond Avenue, Benfleet, Essex SS7 5HA

12pm-4pm, Free Entry

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OLD ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS: WESTCLIFF-ON-SEA (1921)

A REPRINT OF THE LARGE-SCALE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP OF WESTCLIFF-ON-SEA FROM 1921, WITH A DESCRIPTIVE, HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION BY IAN YEARSLEY

ISBN: 978-1787212442
Publisher: Alan Godfrey Maps
Published: June 2019
Available online and from any good bookshop by quoting the ISBN above

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OLD ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS: LEIGH-ON-SEA (1921)

A REPRINT OF THE LARGE-SCALE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP OF LEIGH-ON-SEA FROM 1921, WITH A DESCRIPTIVE, HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION BY IAN YEARSLEY

ISBN: 978-1787212435
Publisher: Alan Godfrey Maps
Published: June 2019
Available online and from any good bookshop by quoting the ISBN above

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OLD ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS: SOUTHEND (TOWN CENTRE) 1921

A REPRINT OF THE LARGE-SCALE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP OF SOUTHEND TOWN CENTRE FROM 1921, WITH A DESCRIPTIVE, HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION BY IAN YEARSLEY

ISBN: 978-1787212251
Publisher: Alan Godfrey Maps
Published: March 2019
Available online and from any good bookshop by quoting the ISBN above

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OLD ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS: SOUTHEND SEAFRONT 1921

A REPRINT OF THE LARGE-SCALE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP OF SOUTHEND SEAFRONT FROM 1921, WITH A DESCRIPTIVE, HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION BY IAN YEARSLEY

ISBN: 978-1787212268
Publisher: Alan Godfrey Maps
Published: March 2019
Available online and from any good bookshop by quoting the ISBN above.

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DRACULA - THE ESSEX CONNECTION!

AN EXPLORATION OF THE CONNECTION BETWEEN BRAM STOKER'S 'DRACULA' NOVEL AND THE ESSEX VILLAGE OF PURFLEET

ISBN: 978-1782225782

Publisher: Paragon Publishing

Published: March 2018

Available online via Amazon in Paperback and Kindle editions, The Book Depository and Waterstones, or from any good bookshop by quoting the ISBN above.

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RETURN TO CANNOW'S END

A DILAPIDATED OLD FARMHOUSE GIVES UP A SUCCESSION OF SECRETS IN THIS SEQUEL TO
"THE CURSE OF CANNOW'S END"

ISBN: 978-1-78222-534-8
Publisher: Paragon Publishing
Published: September 2017

Available on Amazon in Paperback and Kindle editions, or from any good bookshop such as Waterstones, by quoting the ISBN above

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THE BATTLE OF 'ASSANDUN' (1016)

A HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE ESSEX BATTLE
WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ASHINGDON

Free from Ashingdon Parish Council or e-mail me for a PDF version

Published: June 2016

Battle of 'Assandun' Commemoration Campaign

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SOUTHEND IN 50 BUILDINGS

A HISTORY OF SOUTHEND-ON-SEA,
TOLD THROUGH FIFTY OF ITS BUILDINGS

In paperback & kindle

ISBN: 978-1445651880
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
Published: April 2016

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LOOKING FOR A LOST LEIGH LOVE

A MAN TRIES TO FIND THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE FROM HIS SCHOOL DAYS IN LEIGH-ON-SEA

ISBN: 978-1-78222-313-9

Publisher: Paragon Publishing
Published: October 2014

Available in Paperback and Kindle from Amazon and in Paperback from The Book Depository or from any good bookshop, quoting the ISBN above

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THE BLACKWATER SAGA

A VICTORIAN RIVERSIDE ROMANCE SET NEAR MALDON

ISBN: 978-1-78222-294-1
Publisher: Paragon Publishing
Published: September 2014

Available in Paperback and Kindle from Amazon and in Paperback from The Book Depository or from any good bookshop, quoting the ISBN above

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THE CURSE OF CANNOW'S END

A NOVEL BASED AROUND THE WITCHCRAFT LEGENDS OF THE VILLAGE OF CANEWDON

ISBN: 978-1-90864-510-4
Publisher: Melrose Books
Published: October 2012
Kindle & Kobo Editions: January 2013

Available in Paperback, Kindle and Kobo editions, or from any good bookshop, quoting the ISBN above, or see the YouTube video taster

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UNSPOKEN UNDERSTANDING

A COLLECTION OF THIRTY POEMS ABOUT LOVE, LIFE AND ESSEX

ISBN: 978-1899820627

Publisher: Paragon Publishing
Published: September 2009
Kindle Edition: February 2012

Available in Paperback and Kindle editions

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THE BATTLE OF ASHINGDON (1016)

AN EPIC POEM ABOUT THE FAMOUS ESSEX BATTLE

ISBN: N/A

Publisher: Ian Yearsley
First Edition: October 2006
Second Edition: October 2007
Kindle Edition: September 2012
Third (1,000th Anniversary) Edition: February 2016
Kindle Edition

Battle of 'Assandun' Commemoration Campaign

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TEARS OF POIGNANCY

A COLLECTION OF THIRTY POEMS ABOUT LOVE, LIFE AND ESSEX

ISBN: 978-1899820221
Publisher: Paragon Publishing
Published: August 2006
Kindle Edition: February 2012
Available in Paperback and Kindle editions

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RAYLEIGH: A HISTORY

A HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF RAYLEIGH IN ESSEX

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A HISTORY OF SOUTHEND

A HISTORY OF SOUTHEND-ON-SEA IN ESSEX

ISBN: 978-1860771880
Publisher: Phillimore & Co. Ltd.
Hardback: November 2001
Paperback: October 2010
In hardback & paperback

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ISLANDS OF ESSEX (2ND EDITION)

A HISTORY AND DECRIPTION OF ESSEX'S ISLANDS

ISBN: 978-0860255093

Publisher: Ian Henry Publications
Published: April 2000

In paperback

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ESSEX EVENTS

A BOOK ABOUT SIGNIFICANT EVENTS IN ESSEX'S HISTORY, SUCH AS WAR, FLOODS, FIRES AND OTHER DISASTERS

ISBN: 978-1860771019

Publisher: Phillimore & Co. Ltd.
Published: September 1999

In hardback

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HADLEIGH PAST

A HISTORY OF HADLEIGH IN ESSEX

ISBN: 978-0860770784

Publisher: Phillimore & Co. Ltd.
Published: October 1998

In hardback

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INGATESTONE & FRYERNING: A HISTORY

A HISTORY OF THE TWIN PARISHES OF
INGATESTONE AND FRYERNING IN ESSEX

ISBN: 978-0860254812

Publisher: Ian Henry Publications
Published: April 1997

In paperback

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DEDHAM, FLATFORD & EAST BERGHOLT: A PICTORIAL HISTORY

A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE VILLAGES OF
DEDHAM, FLATFORD AND EAST BERGHOLT
ON THE ESSEX-SUFFOLK BORDER

ISBN: 978-1860770104

Publisher: Phillimore & Co. Ltd.
Published: October 1996

In hardback

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ISLANDS OF ESSEX (1ST EDITION)

THE ORIGINAL EDITION OF 'ISLANDS OF ESSEX'

ISBN: 978-0860255086

Publisher: Ian Henry Publications
Published: July 1994

In paperback

 

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