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New children’s book visits WWII Western Heights

A new children’s book has been released featuring the extraordinary fortifications and WWII landmarks that span the famous White Cliffs of Dover.

The Clarendon Boys is an exciting children’s adventure for ages 10+ set in Dover during the period immediately after the Second World War. Four boys encounter dangerous secrets in the long dark tunnels beneath the Western Heights and this is only the start of their troubles, which soon include a naval mine, a train and a crashed aeroplane …

Engaging and particularly attractive to boys, this book features excellent detail on the era and the town itself. This is Jane’s second children’s book and her first for older children set within the environs of her home town. It draws on personal memories and tackles many of the difficulties faced by children who live in a time of rationing and shortages.

The Western Heights
The Western Heights consist of a huge range of fortifications situated along the western (believe it or not) portion of land between the town and the cliffs. They include the Citadel, pillboxes and lookouts, the enormous moats of the Drop Redoubt and the Grand Shaft, amongst others. If you are visiting the area, perhaps you’d like to take a look. Visit the Western Heights Preservation Society website for information on open days and other events. The photograph above shows part of the vast moat and fortifications of the Drop Redoubt. Copyright © Paul Wells.

Discover the spectacular locations within The Clarendon Boys!

9780993179938 The Clarendon Boys

Our Books

By popular demand: Now available in paperback!

Now available in paperback!

Di Alexander the Harcombe Year
The Harcombe Year by Di Alexander is a charming and humorous account from the author of ‘The Other Mitford’ of the true-life characters who call this little corner of the Cotswolds their home. Previously released in traditionally bound hardback, we are delighted to announce that due to popular demand Di Alexander’s extremely successful book The Harcombe Year is now available in paperback.

We think the paperback is just as beautiful as the original hardcover edition, much easier to fit into a handbag and priced at only £7.99. Perfect!

Publishing with Crumps Barn Studio

Crumps Barn Studio produces a select number of signature books each year under contract. We recommend our self-publishing service …

You’ve written a novel or memoir and you want to self-publish but you don’t know where to start? We provide a bespoke publishing service for both printed paper works and ebooks.

Crumps Barn Studio is a Cotswolds-based publisher of novels, memoirs and children’s picture books. All hardback publications are bound at our studio and the techniques used in the binding process are not dissimilar to those used by manufacturers in Jane Austen’s day. Our aim is to produce beautifully bound works that last, helping new and established authors to promote just the sort of books your readers and family will want to treasure and enjoy time and time again.

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Price based on a standard length novel without illustrations: £125

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