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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 new catalogue

Lasse catalogue

Our new catalogue won't be available in hard copy until June, but it's downloadable now in PDF form. It gives details of all our titles, including the new ones coming in late 2018 and 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, delayed from its originally planned 2017 publication date, but now confidently scheduled for March 2019.

The catalogue is downloadable here



Our Christmas titles

Medieval Hadleigh Suffolk Fairylore

Coming before Christmas we hope, Margaret Woods' authoritative study of Medieval Hadleigh in Suffolk, drawing on her translations of the surviving manorial documents.

And scheduled to join it is Francis Young's Suffolk Fairylore, something of a companion piece to his Peterborough Folklore which we published very successfully last year.


Shortlisting for Subterranean Norwich

We're delighted that a Lasse Press title made the shortlist for the Jarrolds/EDP East Anglian Book of the Year for the second year running. This time it was Matt Williams's turn, and although

Subterranean Norwich didn't win on the day, it was a pleasure to receive this recognition. The book was only published in June 2017, and is already our most successful book ever, with uniformly enthusiastic reviews and press coverage - including a 10-page feature in the December 2017 issue of Current Archaeology - and strong sales.


A famous host at Lady Cobham's castle

Cooling castle


Cooling Castle in Kent, where the eponymous heroine of Susan Curran's biography The wife of Cobham lived in the early 15th century, is now owned by musician Jools Holland and his family. It was a delight to be invited to the castle when Susan gave a talk at Cooling Church (itself famed for its Dickens connections) in September. Jools introduced the talk as well, and here he's showing Paul Simmonds, Susan's husband and co-director of the Lasse Press, around the ruins.


John Clare welcomes us

Folklore launch


We were delighted to be hosted by the John Clare Trust at Clare's cottage in Helpston for the launch of Francis Young's Peterborough Folklore. On a sunny evening we were able to enjoy the beautiful garden as well a a short reading by Francis




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