About

Handstand Press was founded by Liz Drew in 2005 when, as the owner of the Bookshop at the Tinners’ Rabbit in Ulverston, she was often asked for books about Cumbria and its history.

Since then Handstand has published, on average, two books a year. Subjects have ranged from bobbin-making to historic buildings and institutions. We have published two novels and a picture book for children as well as a popular Cumbrian poet’s first verse collection.

Liz retired from the Bookshop in 2008 and now lives in Dent where she works under her married name, Liz Nuttall. Handstand Press networks with a team of designers, editors and printers to produce books of high quality.

Handstand Press is happy to give advice to authors who would like to get published. Although we don’t accept unsolicited manuscripts we offer a relatively inexpensive script reading service. Contact us by email for more details.

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A TRANQUIL AFTERNOON IN DENTDALE