Publications Available from Nash Ford Publishing

We publish our own books and booklets, written by David Nash Ford, usually surrounding the local history of the Thames Valley, particularly Berkshire, or the history of 'Dark Age' and Anglo-Saxon Britain.

We occasionally design & publish histories for other authors and, in the past, have also published newsletters for clubs and societies. Click on one of the links below to view samples of this work:

Or click on one of the books available below to order them using Credit Card or PayPal Account:
 
 


 

Turbulent Times in Henry VIII's Berkshire
David Nash Ford

£12.50     ISBN 978-1-905191-06-2

Published 2023.
A5 Paperback Book. 145 pages. 59 black & white images.

Berkshire was a dangerous place in the reign of King Henry VIII. National events surrounding religious change and political intrigue did not only affect the people closest to the King. They permeated down through all levels of society. Kings partied, Queens came and went, martyrs were burnt and hanged, neighbours clashed, monasteries were dissolved ... and it all happened in Berkshire. 


 

The Legends of Windsor Forest
David Nash Ford

£10     ISBN 978-1-905191-05-5

Published 2023
A5 Paperback Book. 108 pages. 43 black & white images.

Though much reduced and divided, Windsor Forest is still one of the last great wildernesses of Southern England. Spreading over all of Eastern Berkshire and patronised since Anglo-Saxon times as the chief hunting ground of the English kings, it is not surprising that it is the centre for many old stories and legends. Traditional tales of mysterious ... read more 


 

Snare's Tour round Reading
Editor David Nash Ford

£14     ISBN 978-1-905191-04-8

Published 2022
A5 Paperback Book. 276 pages. 37 black & white images.

In the early 19th century, there were few printed guides available to tell you about your local area and its history. In Berkshire, the first widely available guide was published in the 1840s by John Snare, a stationer and printer in Reading's Minster Street. Today, this rare little book is a fascinating insight into what the region around Reading was like at a time when ... read more 


 

West Berkshire Town & Village Histories
David Nash Ford

£14     ISBN 978-1-905191-03-1

Published 2020
A5 Paperback Book. 307 pages. 134 black & white images.

Whether you are from West Berkshire or just visiting, this book is the place to find out all about the history of some 102 different towns, suburbs, villages and hamlets in the western portion of the District of West Berkshire. Join David Nash Ford as he examines the structures, people, events ... read more 


 

Mid-Berkshire Town & Village Histories
David Nash Ford

£14     ISBN 978-1-905191-02-4

Published 2020
A5 Paperback Book. 330 pages. 143 black & white images.

Whether you are from Mid-Berkshire or just visiting, this book is the place to find out all about the history of some 113 different towns, suburbs, villages and hamlets in the Borough of Reading, the vast majority of the Borough of Wokingham and the eastern regions of the District of West Berkshire. Join David Nash Ford as he examines the structures, people, events ... read more 


 

East Berkshire Town & Village Histories
David Nash Ford

£14     ISBN 978-1-905191-01-7

Published 2020. A5 Paperback Book. 290 pages. 127 black & white images.

Whether you are from East Berkshire or just visiting, this book is the place to find out all about the history of some 126 different towns, suburbs, villages and hamlets in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, the Boroughs of Slough and of Bracknell Forest and the northern-eastern portion of the Borough of Wokingham. Join ... read more 


 

The Legends of North-East Hampshire
David Nash Ford

£4     Currently Unavailable. Reprinting Soon.

Published 2008. A5 Paperback Booklet. 20 pages.

Traditional stories from around Basingstoke & Deane, Hart and Rushmoor. Meet mythical creatures, read stories of love, loyalty and royalty, learn about outlaws, robbers and murderers, witches and wizards and discover tales from churches and great houses.. 


 

Where to Find King Arthur
David Nash Ford

£4     ISBN 978-1-905191-00-0

Published 2004. A5 Paperback Booklet. 24 pages. 21 black & white images.

Why are so many places in Britain associated with the legendary King Arthur? Find out, as David Nash Ford takes you on a whistle-stop tour of all the major 'Arthurian Locations' across the country. Learn Arthur's story as told in different regions and discover some of the clues which suggest a real man behind the legend ... read more 


 

Reading's Original Oracle Christmas Cards
David Nash Ford

From £5 for 3 to £15 for 10

Published 2023. 7"x5" Christmas Cards.


 

Activity Sheets for Kids
David Nash Ford

From £2.50 to £30     Digital PDF Download.

Published between 2008 & 2014. A4 sets of individual sheets.

We have a wide range of over 120 pages of British history activity sheets for kids available, all of which are exclusive to Nash Ford Publishing and full of David's cartoon illustrations. Organised by subject, we currently cover Tudors & Stuarts, Medieval Britain, Anglo-Saxons, Dark Age Britons, Romans & Iron Age Celts and British Legends (including King Arthur). Thumbnails and descriptions of all sheets available ... read more 

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