Pool of London Press

Pool of London Press

Inspired by the rich history and resonance of the stretch of the River Thames from London Bridge downriver to Greenwich, The Pool of London Press produces beautifully designed, commercial, non-fiction volumes of outstanding quality for a dedicated readership featuring strong narratives, magnificent illustrations and the finest photography. 

Dedicated to the specialist fields of naval, military and exploration history, the company works with the leading commercial authors within their respective fields and is additionally building partner relationships with both UK and international museums and institutions.

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  • The Cold War Spy Pocket Manual

    • Full introduction and commentary provided by leading historian and former diplomat Philip Parker.
    • Complete with a catalogue of, and often instructions for, genuine espionage devices including lock decoders, bugging equipment, a 4.5mm single-shot lipstick gun, microfilm concealing coins and cameras mounted in clothing or pens and shoe-concealed tracking devices.
    • Presents for the first time the insightful documents, many of which inspired Cold War novelists including John Le Carré, Len Deighton and Ian Fleming, and many of which they would never have seen.

    Some... Learn More

    Starting at: £8.99

  • The Last Big Gun

    • The illustrious survivor of the last big-gun head-to-head 'broadside' engagement at sea
    • The very first complete 'biography' of HMS Belfast
    • Exhaustively researched from primary sources and interviews and written in the matchless narrative style of the award-winning, Sunday Times bestselling author Brian Lavery
    • An original work of popular history juxtaposing an in-depth technical understanding with an highly evocative use of quote and anecdote

    As she lay in dry dock, devastatingly damaged by one of Hitler's newly deployed magnetic... Learn More

    Starting at: £9.95

  • The Royal Navy Officer’s Jutland Pocket-Manual 1916

    • Unique and highly revealing insight into life aboard a battleship in the lead up to the Battle of Jutland
    • Published to coincide with the centenary of WW1's most famous, and deadly naval encounter
    • Includes detailed tables, diagrams and humorous cartoons

    Published in the months leading up to the Battle of Jutland, W.M. James' New Battleship Organisations, was the ultimate guide to command and organization of every aspect of a modern First World War capital ship. The book provides a unique, and highly revealing, insight into life aboard ship, the mechanics of... Learn More

    Starting at: £3.95

  • Dazzle

    • The first publication to address the achievements of the acclaimed marine artist Norman Wilkinson in tandem with his hand-picked Dazzle painting team
    • Presentation of new Dazzle paintings
    • Published in the lead up to the centenary of the invention of Dazzle painting in 2017
    • Superbly and copiously illustrated by sketches, designs, artworks, photographs and ship models
    • Including the work of celebrated artists including Edward Wadsworth, Charles Pears, Eric Ravilious, Herbert Barnard John Everett and Abbot Handerson Thayer

    In 1917 Dazzle painting, also... Learn More

    Starting at: £9.95

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