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Explore Brighton childhood in past times with our free book downloads

As part of your 45th anniversary celebrations, we're making the texts of our out-of-print history books available as free PDF downloads. 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 explore a child's-eye [...]

February 20th, 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|

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. To mark this, we're planning on looking back at Brighton in 1972 and that's where we'd like your help! Do you have memorabilia - gig tickets, festival programmes, Brighton & Hove Albion [...]

January 5th, 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|
  • Dave Gibbons QueenSpark Books

Dave Gibbons To Write Foreword For Brighton’s Graphic War

Dave Gibbons, Comics Laureate to write foreword for our new graphic novel, Brighton’s Graphic War. The book will utilise his specially designed font throughout, and his foreword offers a great insight into the artwork and tales depicted inside the book. Dave is a British comic book artist, writer and letterer. In 2014 he was appointed [...]

April 23rd, 2016|
  • chris riddell QueenSpark Books

Chris Riddell Designs Cover for Brighton’s Graphic War

QueenSpark Books are thrilled to announce that the cover design for the new Brighton’s Graphic War novel will be drawn by UK Children’s laureate Chris Riddell. The illustrator, who lives in the city and who creates political sketches for the Observer newspaper, as well as collaborating with comedian and author Russell Brand has said that.. "This is an exciting and innovative project - [...]

April 21st, 2016|
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