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Add your memories to our new book: A People’s History of Brighton & Hove’s Seaside

In the past 45 years we've produced more than a hundred local history books, many of which have now been out of print for decades. So to celebrate our anniversary, we're making those books available as PDF downloads on a pay-what-you-like basis, and using some of those texts to create fresh anthologies. We're planning our next [...]

April 16th, 2017|

Explore Brighton childhood in past times with our PDF book downloads

As part of our 45th anniversary celebrations, we're making the texts of our out-of-print history books available as PDF downloads on a pay-what-you-like basis. Most of these books have been unavailable for many years, so the downloads offer a valuable chance to learn more about Brighton and Hove in byegone times. Many of the books [...]

February 20th, 2017|

Celebrating 45 years of QueenSpark Books in 2017 – Brighton in 1972

  In 2017, QueenSpark Books celebrates 45 years of community history publishing, making us the longest-running organisation of its kind in the UK. We are now also delighted to have become a registered charity for our educational and heritage work. To mark this, we're planning on looking back at Brighton in 1972 and that's where [...]

February 19th, 2017|

Discover Life in Brighton & Hove in World War One

Our archive contains a rich selection of books and pay-what-you-like downloads which uncover a fascinating story of real lives in Brighton during the First World War. From memories of childhood to harrowing stories of the harshness of life for families struggling to make ends meet while loved ones were fighting in the trenches, these first-person accounts [...]

February 7th, 2017|
  • Brighton Transformed QPBooks

February is LGBT History Month

February is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History Month. QueenSpark Books has produced two groundbreaking books which tell the stories, in their own words, of life in Brighton & Hove for Transgender and lesbian and gay people. Brighton Trans*formed's contributors ranged from 18 to 81 years old with very different life experiences. All of their [...]

January 31st, 2017|
  • Brighton's Graphic War book

Brighton’s Graphic War Reaches Kickstarter Target!

WE DID IT! Brighton's Graphic War Kickstarter campaign was successful! We smashed our Kickstarter target for this exciting new Brighton centred graphic novel with young creative people. Thanks to everyone who supported this crowd funder campaign for Brighton's Graphic War, who shared our posts and publicised the project and to the 68 backers who've pledged £2,850 to get [...]

May 8th, 2016|
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