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Welcome to the new Langley Press Website, designed as a space for books from this independent publisher based near Durham, England. Here are the main e-mail for the Langley Press, and the link to Simon Webb's Amazon author page:

Please contact us using the e-mail above with any queries or orders:  Langley Press books can also be ordered by booksellers from suppliers like Gardners.

The web link above will take you to Simon Webb's Amazon author page. From there, you can buy Langley Press books in paperback or Kindle e-book form. You can also follow Simon from the page, to get updates on new releases.

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Our books can also be bought via online shops such as Blackwells and Waterstones. You can order in-store at Waterstone's and other good booksellers.

Below are details of our most recent titles. On this site, some titles may appear on more than one web-page.   

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The song ‘Joe Hill’, as sung by Joan Baez, Paul Robeson and many more, has become a rallying-call for left-wingers all over the world. Simon Webb’s new book takes a look at the man who inspired the song, an American union activist and ‘true-blue 

rebel’ who was killed by a firing-squad in Utah in 1915. 

Born in Ukraine in 1879, Lev Davidovich Bronstein (known as Leon Trotsky) became one of the most significant figures in the crowded history of the twentieth century. Simon Webb’s biography, written after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022, places particular emphasis on Trotsky as a Ukrainian, and sets his life against the background of Ukrainian, Russian and British history and culture, and the story of Russian colonialism.

The father of Marxism spent roughly half his life in the English capital. Simon Webb’s new book takes a fresh look at where and how he lived, who he knew and the effect the Victorian city had on himself and his family. 

The document below is a complete list of all our titles, with retail prices, and discount prices for booksellers and libraries. Instructions on how to use this document as an order-form are included at the top. Please click 'Pop out' at top right of the document to display it at full size. You should then be able to print it and/or download it.   

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A native of Norfolk, Saint Godric of Finchale may have been a pedlar, a sailor and even a pirate before he took up the life of a hermit beside the River Wear near Durham. Simon Webb’s book tells the remarkable story of this twelfth-century holy man, setting it against the background of his turbulent times. 

What do Alexander Pope, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and the actor Peter Dinklage have in common? Simon Webb's new book examines the lives of notable people of short stature.   

'Despite the efforts of ancient, medieval and renaissance astronomers, and the labours of Newton, Halley and the Herschels, it was a carpenter’s son from a tiny village in the north of England who first began to glimpse the true nature of the Milky Way'.

Simon Webb's new book is the first standalone biography of Thomas Wright (1711-86), astronomer, garden-designer and architect of Byers Green, County Durham. 

Stories, poems and essays by Simon Webb inspired by Boccaccio's Decameron and the coronavirus pandemic. Introduced by William Duggan.