• 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 [...]

January 29th, 2018|

Get involved in QueenSpark Books in 2018!

It's been an exciting year in 2017, marking 45 years of gathering and publishing untold stories of life in Brighton and Hove. This year we published Brighton's Seaside Stories and we've been making available our out-of-print back catalogue as pay-what-you-like downloads from our website. In 2018 we plan to continue [...]

November 21st, 2017|

Out Now: 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 [...]

April 16th, 2017|
  • Backyard/ Back Street Brighton together in one volume

By popular demand – Backyard Brighton and Back Street Brighton re-published in one edition

Backyard/ Back Street Brighton Two of our most popular titles, Backyard Brighton and Backstreet Brighton, are now available for the first time in a single volume. This new edition combines two books which gather together photographs and reminiscences based on material gathered by Brighton Borough Council with the intention [...]

April 28th, 2018|

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 [...]

February 20th, 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 [...]

February 7th, 2017|