Handstand Press was founded in 2005.  Its aim was to publish Cumbrian books by Cumbrian authors, but chiefly to produce a new history of Ulverston. As a bookseller in Ulverston I had lots of enquiries from locals and visitors to the town and there was nothing in print. So at last, ten years on, Handstand Press is publishing ‘Ulverston – An English Market Town in History’. Its author, Helen Shacklady, has done a remarkable job showing how Ulverston, a typical market town, has developed over the centuries in response to events in British history. Her research has been thorough and her writing style is wry. I think it’s a winner and I hope that all who have looked forward to a new and comprehensive history of Ulverston will enjoy this book as much as I have enjoyed producing it. Liz

Publication will be in August 2015. ISBN: 9780957660946