This was the former site for Hurst Publishing.
Content is from the site's 2010-2011 archived pages.
Note From The Publisher
This website is temporarily closed. Due to ill health, new projects and other challenges, I am in the process of restructuring Hirst Publishing, and will re-open by September with a revised range and a new business model, which will ensure a vastly improved service to customers, suppliers and authors.
The site www.hirstbooks.com is temporarily unavailable but will be up and running again soon.
Over the next two weeks I will be working hard to fulfil all outstanding orders and resolve all outstanding issues and I am sorry for the frustration experienced by some customers.
SHOWADDYWADDY FANS - Dave Bartram’s book has been cancelled and refunds are being processed.
DOCTOR WHO FANS – If you have an order already on our system, I can assure you it will be processed very soon. If you wish to place a new order, I would urge you to contact one of our retail partners – Galaxy Four, The Who Shop, Tenth Planet or www.culttvandfilm.com
TANTILLY FANS – With the help of backer Bill Brummel, the final cut should be released as scheduled. Mr. Brummel is a huge fan of Tantilly and has kept this project afloat for the past several years. And that effort is about to pay off. Stay tuned.
IN SEARCH OF NOTHING – A short form serious look at the concept of "nothingness" and the fraught history of the philosopher class regarding an idea that runs from "nothing" to God through logical reasoning. To read it, click here.
OTHER NEW TITLES: Both "You and Who" and Brad Jones's Novel will be available very soon.
For all other titles, please contact the author directly or email firstname.lastname@example.org
I am appreciative of your support and custom and patience as ever - If you wish to order one of our books you are welcome to do so from this site but you WILL have await of a few weeks.
Special Offers... ideal for Christmas....
FREE!! Merry Truxxemas by Ruth Wheeler
Merry Truxxemas! A free short story by Ruth Wheeler, to complement her popular Truxxe Trilogy. The story is in two parts - the first is available below and the second will follow in mid-December... Available as a PDF, or as an audio book - you don't need to go through the checkout - simply...
Field Responses by Robert Hammond
Field Responses is the first in a series of 'Hirst Collectables'. It's free when you order any book from our site, subject to stock availability (you don't need to do anything - if we have it we'll send it automatically). If you prefer, you can simply order a copy here - unfortunately we have to charge...
Ruth Wheeler Double Pack
Books 1 & 2 in Ruth Wheeler's popular Truxxe Trilo g y Book 1 - All Aliens Like Burgers Young, polite and intelligent Tom Bowler has barely ever ventured out of the small English town where he grew up. So when he applies for a job in a fast food restaurant at a “local” service...
House of Wolves - Alex Halpern
A spooky thriller, ideal for late teenagers (16+)but guaranteed to send a shiver down the spine of adults too... from our promising young author Alex Halpern. Part of our Fresh Talent Range. "Nowhere to run. Nowhere to hide. Nobody to save them." An...
Fates, Flowers Audio book
Read by the author, this is an abridged (2 CDs) audio book of Matthew Waterhouse's dark comedy, 'Fates, Flowers'. Running time approx 140 minutes. Sara Smith is one of the most monstrous characters you can hope to meet. She lives in Greenwich Village on Life Insurance courtesy of her...
The Adventures of Rosie Crucial by Ki..
The Adventures of Rosie Crucial is an historical novel full of characters that don't realise they are historical. The story navigates events from the dark to the farcical in the occult underworld of late Victorian England. All Rosie wants is to avoid anything disagreeable....
Flight Risks by Douglas Schofield
Basel, Switzerland, February 2001 : Fifty-six years after the end of World War Two, Switzerland's bankers finally agree to release 21,000 dormant accounts left behind by Jews who died in the Holocaust. Claims from the victims' heirs pour in from across the world... New York and Washington,...
Configuration by Ivor Allchin
By the start of that fateful summer, DI Duncan Fairfield thought he was going to breeze through his final two years and get away with retiring quietly. After three lacklustre decades as a copper, especially when compared with the legendary detection career of his father, hes actually beginning to look...
Diary of a Parallel Man by David Elham
Imagine a world where God is a proven reality. Adam and Eve have passed the test of obedience and have been granted everlasting life for themselves and their offspring. In time the borders of Eden are extended until the whole earth is a paradise populated by sinless people who enjoy perfect health...
Lemon by Barnaby Eaton-Jones
Spencer was an insignificant Data Input Operator and this suited him fine. However, when he is mistaken for someone actually significant, due to a mix-up by the Post Office, then his life becomes complicated. By complicated we're talking murder, sex, violence, car chases, beautiful women, and an annoyed...
Match Day by Darren Floyd
A comic thriller about three people having three different days, on the same match day in Cardiff. Cathy is a woman disappointed in life when her dream turns into a nightmare, and mires her with debt which she doesn't have a hope of paying off. Suddenly she is offered a chance of a...
Back to Nature by Sam Bossino & Nigel..
Neil is bored. His two best friends are a broken hearted workaholic and a man who would rather Hoover than have a night on the town. Neil has a wife, two kids and a never decreasing mortgage but what he really wants is a holiday. A chance to get right away from it all, to bring Steve out of his depression...
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