Tony Beasley really did run away from home to go to sea. This book recalls some of the adventures he had during his time in the Royal Navy. A remarkable story that includes his retelling of the part he played in a mission that took place during the Cold War. One that took place on a vessel he had vowed he would never serve on, yet a mission that, with typical stoicism and courage, he faced up to and dealt with in such a way that, ultimately, he emerged from it being regarded as a hero. A hero who wasn’t allowed to tell anyone where he had been or what he had done. Memories of a life spent at sea told with a refreshing mix of dark humour and brutal honesty. Tony doesn’t hold back, he tells things as he sees it. Even if it gives someone a bloody nose in the process.
Commissioned as part of ‘Everyone Has A Story To Tell’, working alongside Author Edward Couzens-Lake, we created this engaging book jacket design and typeset the book. Tony, from Emsworth in Hampshire, was overwhelmed with the graphic design.
Issue 13 of Town & City Magazine marks it’s 3rd Birthday, and Issue 45 of Mayhem! Magazine marks it’s 6th Birthday. We’re enormously proud of both titles which continue to develop and grow. Here at Tidbury Media we produce both titles from scratch including the graphic design, editorial and advertising sales. 10,000 copies of each are circulated throughout Hampshire on and quarterly and bimonthly basis (respectively).
As well as creating and producing our own titles we’re privileged to work with a selection of other independent publishers in their own magazines. Call for a quote on your design and print project.
Partnered with author Edward Couzens-Lake we were commissioned to design and produce Our Joyful Life, the biographical life story of Gary Hatt and Vera Thornhill. Based in Norwich the mother/son duo wanted to have their life story written for posterity. A cathartic process for many – having the time to revisit moments in life for future generations to learn from and enjoy.
Their life’s ‘journey’ has been dominated by world travel and we wanted to represent that visually with optimism. The book is printed as a short run in both softback and hardback.
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The first in our new series of personal biographies under the project heading ‘Everyone Has A Story To Tell’, in collaboration with Ghostwriter and published Author Edward Couzens-Lake.
Tender Joy is the life story of Joyce, a 90 year-old Emsworth Resident. She commissioned the writing her life story for sake of posterity and we were thrilled to accept. An incredible social history and insight to the life of a girl growing up throughout the Second World War and following her passion for nursing. 20 Printed copies of the final book were presented to Joyce in a private book launch ceremony.
Our very own publication, Town & City marks it’s second birthday with Issue 08. 10,000 copies circulate Hampshire and West Sussex every quarter. This fantastic issue is packed full of interesting articles and reader offers.
You can read the magazine online here.