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Earth Island Books is an independent book publisher. 

 

We work with a punk rock ethic which has resulted in a varied catalogue of wonderful titles on alternative subjects.


We publish genre defining books and for us,
quality is more important than quantity.


We are incredibly proud of our publications 
and of the authors with whom we work. 


Working alongside Engineer Records, an independent, alternative record label with over 300 rocking releases,


Earth Island Books has produced some compelling reads ranging from fiction to music to history. There's some really exciting new titles lined up. Take a look, get in touch!

BUGGER BANKSY

By Roy D Hacksaw
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Roy D Hacksaw

For a council house kid from the middle of nowhere in the early eighties, the only real method of expressing yourself after leaving school was to shout very loud and bash things in a punk rock band. After stints in the nearly successful outfits DATWMF, the Beach Bums and the Cesspit Rebels, Roy remembered that an old English teacher told him he could write a bit and started up the fanzine Xerox Heaven, which was mostly about other fanzines. From there on he stumbled about doing the occasional writing gig before he found himself in London at the turn of the century editing an early student lifestyle website for Jim Kerr out of Simple Minds. That’s when he realised that he could probably start doing this larky for a living. Since then his journalistic highlights have included reviewing a noise festival in Shanghai for Metal Hammer, reporting from every Eurovision Song Contest since 1998, and answering the readers' letters in Disney Princess magazine in the voice of Jessie The Cowgirl from Toy Story.

More recently he’s turned his hand to documentary filmmaking, and his first short film, The Bard’s Wife, was nominated for a dozen awards at festivals worldwide, and won a runners-up gong in the Whicker’s World Foundation Awards at the Sheffield Doc/Fest in 2017.

On top of that, he’s a retired semi-professional game show contestant, having appeared on shows as varied as The Weakest Link and Fifteen To One, via The Chase and Total Wipeout, to University Challenge and Mastermind, where his specialist subject was the children’s TV series Trumpton. In a case of poacher-turned-gamekeeper he now writes the questions, most notably on Tipping Point where he became the most prolific writer in the show’s history.

 
OUR Books

Bugger Banksy

by Roy D Hacksaw

We Can Be The New Wind

by Alexandros Anesiadis

Mass Movement Volume 2

by Tim Cundle

Mass Movement Volume 1

by Tim Cundle

The Scene That Would Not Die

by Ian Glasper

What Would Garry Gygax Do?

by Tim Cundle

Punk Faction

BHP '91 to '95

by David Gamage

Compression

by Tim Cundle

The Lost Sons Of Penycae

by Barry Jones

IN THE PRESS

The Scene That Would Not Die

by Ian Glasper 

 

"The book reads like an encyclopedia of bands... What emerges is the story of a community bound as much by a love of hard-driving guitars and heavy, pounding drums as by a suspicion of mainstream culture and the trappings of a consumerist vision of success"

MARC SCHUSTER,

Small Press Reviews

 
 
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We are always looking to work with new and established authors, so feel free to get in touch and send us a manuscript of your book.
If we like what we see and think we can work together, then we will be in touch.

 

07711 004558

Pickforde Lodge, Pickforde Lane, Ticehurst, East Sussex, TN5 7BN, UK

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