Swindon in 50 Buildings

Following the 2018 publication of my first non-fiction book, Secret Swindon, Amberley Books commissioned Swindon in 50 Buildings.
It’s due for publication 15th July 2019

Pre-order Swindon in 50 Buildings here.

Swindon in 50 Buildings

You may have got the idea by now that my favourite building in Swindon is the David Murray John Tower.

 Photograph by Chris Eley. ‘Effect’ by Amberley Publishing

1. Waterstones Swindon
2. Library shop in Swindon Central Library
3. On Amberley’s own website:

Launching Swindon in 50 Buildings

I’m launching the book at the Baker’s Community cafe in the heart of our award-winning railway village conservation area on Saturday 3rd August at midday.

Address: 16 Emlyn Square, Swindon, SN1 5BN

There’ll be a free glass of wine (while stocks last) and building shaped biscuits made with the brilliant biscuit cutters developed by the super fab SED Developments.

You can buy a copy of my new book at a discounted rate on the RRP and get a small free gift. All also while stocks last.

Please buy tea/coffee/soft drinks from the cafe. And perhaps stay for lunch once the book-launching festivities are over?

Oh – and there’s going to be a collaboration with Zapp Active. Check them out on Facebook here.

Watch the Born again Swindonian Facebook page for details nearer the time.

The Baker’s Cafe

Also on the subject of buildings check out this feature about Dona Bradley, architectural illustrator.

During research for the book I collected a surfeit of material of course. But that’s okay – I can use it in blog posts. Like for instance this one about the Swindon County Ground Hotel.