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Woolpit will see the launch of Suffolk Fairylore

Suffolk Fairylore

All are welcome to the launch of Francis Young's Suffolk Fairylore; see the invite above. Woolpit was the home of some iconic fairies, the 'green children', so we're delighted that the Elm Tree Gallery (in the centre of the village) has agreed to host us. Space is limited, however, so please do rsvp if you intend to come. We're expecting to have copies of the book from mid-November, in good time for you to buy it for someone for Christmas!


A shortlisting for Francis

Francis's previous book for the Lasse Press, Peterborough Folklore, has been shortlisted for the Folklore Society's prestigious Katharine Briggs award, for the year's best book on folklore.


Coming up in 2019

Too late to be included in our 2018/19 catalogue (see below), we can now announce that our 2019 titles will include Matthew Williams' follow-up to his very sucessful Subterranean Norwich. Norwich Submerged is the provisional title of his book about Norwich's meandering river and the Great Flood of 1912. Philip Mosley's Resuming Maurice is a collection of essays on writers (many of them local to East Anglia) and celebrity by an emeritus professor from Penn State University. Clive Dunn's long-awaited Landscape of Towers is now firmly fixed for March, and we should also be publishing Carmel in Medieval Burnham, a collection of essays about Burnham Norton priory in North Norfolk, set in both the local context and the context of contemporary monastic establishments, in the autumn.


Welcoming the Strangers

Frank Meeres is donating the royalties on The Welcome Stranger, his authoritative book on the many Dutch, Walloon and Huguenot immigrants to Norwich in the 16th and 17th centuries, to support the Norfolk Record Office, so was is very appropriate that our launch should be held there. It was a special plus that Frank (in the blue striped shirt) was able to show us some of the documents he used in his research. The book has already received an excellent review in the EDP.

Launch pic


Our catalogue

Lasse catalogue

Our catalogue gives details of all our titles, including one from early 2019, and our backlist titles, many of whose prices are newly reduced. The stunning cover illustration is from Clive Dunn's Landscape of Towers.

The catalogue is downloadable here



A cancellation

We're sorry to announce that Margaret Woods' Medieval Hadleigh will not now be published by the Lasse Press.



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