Through The Remembered Gate Hardback
Here is the inside story of Fairfield Books: from its beginnings in the cricket coaching that the 45-year-old Stephen Chalke sought in the autumn of 1993 through the journeys around England and Wales that generated his first book 'Runs in the Memory' and on to the publication of 42 titles.
The characters are recalled, the issues involved in creating books based on oral testimony considered, and the triumphs and disasters of small-scale publishing described.
There are moments of great humour and harrowing tragedy, of unnerving encounters and unexpected revelations. 'Through The Remembered Gate' tells the story of a journey of discovery.
Its author starts out with a desire to write but little knowledge of publishing, and with a love of cricket but no significant contacts in the game.
By a series of accidents he becomes a chronicler of cricket's past and an established publisher of his own and others' books.
Despite its moments of sorrow, it is a tale filled with joys.
Into this rich mix the author adds a little of his own back story, revealing how these journeys into cricket's past have led him to see the world of his childhood with a fresh perspective.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 288 pages, 18 colour pictures
- Publisher: Fairfield Books
- Publication Date: 24/10/2019
- Category: Memoirs
- ISBN: 9781999655891