Redcliffe Press : the first 40 years
REDCLIFFE PRESS published its first book, Children’s Bristol, in the summer of 1976. That book went through several editions, selling in all over 20,000 copies. We have since published over 200 books on all aspects of the city’s life – Bristol’s art and architecture, maritime history, Bristol industries, Bristol Doors Open Day, public sculpture in Bristol, Bristol’s Jewish community, literary history, Bristol ghosts, family walks, profiles of local football heroes … the list is almost endless. While Bristol remains an important focus for what it does, Redcliffe has diversified into wider regional publishing, poetry, biography and memoirs, and has published an exciting historical gardens series. We publish the annual anthology of prize-winning entries in The Bridport Prize, an international creative writing competition.
Redcliffe has worked with a number of local institutions, including UWE’s Regional History Centre, Bristol Evening Post, Arnolfini, Royal West of England Academy, the City Council and many local schools.
A second imprint, Sansom & Company, publishes books on modern British art. Specialising in British art from 1880 to the present day, the company is now a major publisher in this field.
We are always open to suggestions for new titles. Please contact us if you are thinking of publishing a book.
About John Sansom
Redcliffe Press was established by John Sansom in 1976. In recognition of his contribution to both the publishing profession and the West Country, John was awarded with a Doctor of Letters honorary degree in 2011, in recognition of his outstanding achievement and distinction in the publishing field. The part he has played in Bristol life over several decades has been also recognised by the Bristol Evening Post, with its Lifetime Achievement Award, and by the City with the rare civic distinction of a Lord Mayor’s Medal.