The Clapton Press

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The Clapton Press is an independent publisher based in London E5, established in 2018. [1]


Spanish Civil War

Although its publication list is not restricted to any particular theme, The Clapton Press has a strong interest in Spain and Latin America. This is reflected in the Memories of Spain series of previously unpublished or out of print memoirs, written mainly by English-speaking individuals with direct experience of living in Spain during the 1930s. They engaged in a variety of occupations, as journalists, nurses, volunteer fighters and stretcher bearers with the International Brigades. Authors include Esmond Romilly, Inez Pearn, Sir Peter Chalmers Mitchell, Kate Mangan, F G Tinker jr, Arturo Barea and Frida Stewart. [2] Many of these publications have been produced in collaboration with leading historians specialising in modern Spanish history and, in particular, the Second Republic and the Spanish Civil War, as well as other related historical research. Contributors include Paul Preston, Angela Jackson, Richard Baxell, Soledad Fox Maura, Jim Jump, William Chislett and Boris Volodarsky. [3]

Argentina & Uruguay

The Press is also developing a series of previously untranslated works from Argentina and Uruguay, with the support of Programa Sur and IDA. [4]


The Press has recently published Wild Green Oranges by Bob Baldock, an autobiographical novel based on the author's experiences fighting in Cuba in 1958 alongside Fidel Castro and Che Guevara. [5]


Memories of Spain

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  1. Companies House
  2. Interview with The Clapton Press, International Brigade Memorial Trust, 26 August 2021.
  3. Many Are Blissfully Unaware . . . , Interview by Sebastiaan Faber, The Volunteer, 14 August 2021.
  4. Programa Sur
  5. “The True Adventure of a 19 year old North American Fighting in the Cuban Revolution with Fidel Castro” review by Robert Harris in The Morning Star.
  6. The Forgotten Memoir of the Spanish Civil War review by Richard Lance Keeble, The Orwell Society.
  7. Never More Alive: Kate Mangan’s Spanish Memoir, article by Paul Preston, The Volunteer, February 2021.
  8. Jan Kurzke’s Spanish Civil War Memoir: A Soldier’s Tale, article by Richard Baxell, Alba Volunteer, 08 Jan 2021.
  9. The Morning Star, 03 Sep 2020
  10. The Struggles review by Michael Eaude, The Times Literary Supplement, 14 May 2021.
  11. Perfect Bricks - Two Post Brits Observe a Cruel Civil War, review by Roger Golland, OBE, La Revista 252, British Spanish Society, 13 Nov 2020.
  12. Buchanan on Jackson, ‘British Women and the Spanish Civil War’ by Tom Buchanan, Humanities and Social Sciences Online, Sep 2003.
  13. The Worthing Herald Reporter who fought Fascism, review by Phil Hewitt, The Worthing Herald, 19 Aug 2021.
  14. Book Review: Boadilla by Esmond Romilly, review by Caroline Angus, 22 Jan 2017.
  15. Spanish Portrait, review by Google Books, 2019.
  16. Brutal Tales by Ernesto Herrera, translated by Kathryn Phillips-Miles & Simon Deefholts, "The Clapton Press". 2022. ISBN 978-1-913693-12-1
  17. The Yocci Well, article by Kathryn Phillips-Miles, Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London, 02 Jul 2020.
  18. Marguerite Reilly, review by GoodReads, 2021.