Tiger of the Stripe is a small, independent book publisher based in the Borough of Richmond upon Thames in southwest London. Richmond is an attractive and historically-interesting town. It was known as Sheen (Scēon in Old English) until Henry VII built a new palace here in about 1500 and renamed the town after Richmond in Yorkshire. In turn, it gave its name to Richmond, Virginia.
We are fortunate to have both Richmond Park and the world-famous Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, on our doorstep
Hampton Court is also close. We are less fortunate to be near to Heathrow Airport.
Tiger of the Stripe is not a subsidy or vanity publisher. That is to say that we pay authors, not the other way around!
We love traditional bookshops and we hope that as many people as possible will buy our books through them. However, the plain fact is that we sell more through Amazon than we do through bookshops, our profits are larger on copies through Amazon and, quite frankly, we wouldn't survive without Amazon sales. With this in mind, we have set up a shop page here. Currently, there are pages for the UK, US, Canada, France, and Germany. We also have an Italian page, but, for technical reasons, it doesn't have a shopping basket. We hope to add Spain and Japan, possibly even China.
We should also mention that, if you order using our links to Amazon, we receive a minuscule payment.
British journalist Hilary Blyth famously liked a drop or two as well as a midnight dip, and when his body was fished out of the sea near the infamous Denti dei Cani Rocks, the verdict was accidental death. His widow disagreed, but she went a little crazy after her husband's death and everyone was highly relieved when she returned to England...
A year later, three people converge on a secluded Italian coastal idyll. None of them is on holiday: the Hon. Veronica Dearborn (previously encountered in The Mischief-Maker) has refused to sell the film rights of her notorious memoir, and escapes London and her unscrupulous agent on a commission to interview J. Cadwallader Jones, the eccentric widower of a famous mystery novelist. Her old friend, food-writer Freddy Partridge, is on a working vacation, and hoping his Uncle Cadwallader is not spending all his inheritance. Julian Blyth, an injured orchestral violinist, has come to settle the estate of his late brother.
Welcomed and feted at first by the tight-knit ex-pat community, the three visitors quickly realise they have stepped on a nest of vipers, and Julian begins to have doubts that his brother's death was the accident it seemed.
A sophisticated satire, Circled By The Sands displays the ex-pat middle-classes at their hilariously appalling worst. Monte Farfalla is home to a community with little in common apart from its mother-tongue, driven by competition, jealousy, gossip, greed and bickering. When faced with threat from outside, however, they close ranks...
Anton de Moresco’s whodunnit set in the strange, cloistered environment of the University of Isleworth will be a revelation to all those unfamiliar with that august institution and the area of West London which houses its ancient campus.
Gerrish Gray has only just learnt that his position as Professor of Cultural History at Britain’s oldest university is threatened after an American professor claims that the Isleworth Madonna is a fake when he finds a corpse in the Snakenborg Gallery? What else can go wrong? Plenty, it turns out, as the Isleworth University Press, the so-called Bulls, blunder into the investigation.
Embellished by many scholarly footnotes, this book will perplex even the most sophisticated reader.
Anton de Moresco is McGonagall Professor of Experimental Prosody at the University of Isleworth.
This long-awaited sequel to Bibliomania is a new illustrated and annotated edition following the Reverend Thomas Frognall Dibdin’s 1831 visit to booksellers in London, Windsor, Reading and Oxford which will enchant and entertain all those of a bibliomaniacal bent.
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