Sep 072017
 

crowdpicNaked Eye plans to publish David Pendleton’s new book Kick Off! The birth of spectator sports in the British Victorian city as the first in its Potted Theses series.

Kick Off! charts and analyses the experience of Bradford in relation to the national development of sport in the modern city and how spectator sport, in particular, helped shape personal and civic identities in a bourgeoning industrial community. What book place in Bradford in the latter half of the nineteenth century was nothing less than a sporting industrial revolution, whose effects remain with us to this day.

Read more about David Pendleton here.

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Sep 072017
 

draft frontSMSQNaked Eye are pleased to be publishing Jean’s latest collection of poems Driving in the Dark early in 2018.

This is a collection with a large emotional and tonal range embracing love and loss, grief and joy, elegy and celebration, and moves easily from the lyrical to the colloquial, from the moving to the witty, and gives expression to the experiences that colour our lives.

Read more about Jean Stevens here.

 

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Sep 072017
 

Helen8FrontCoverSMSQDo Christmas and all the build-up to it affect you emotionally, whether you were brought up in a Christian background or not? As Sue writes,

“Advent was at one time a dour season of prayer, fasting and penitence. For me a distinct melancholy hangs over our grey rainy islands during December’s darkening days. Some people just enjoy the telly and the partying, and others doubtless try to ignore the whole thing. But I think there are also those who, like me, spend the festive season running an emotional gamut. Underlying the commercial clamour there’s a nostalgic sense of loss; a wistfulness – not for how it used to be in Christmases past, but for how it might have been and never really was.

Adventus: the coming. These twenty-five poems reflect on Christmases past and current; on lives lived; on endings of years and of relationships; on beginnings, anxieties, hopes, and an uncertain future.”

Though these poems are perennials, they also serve as daily Advent readings starting from the first day of December.

Naked Eye is delighted to publish this new collection of poems by Sue Vickerman. Read more about Sue Vickerman here.

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Apr 262017
 

Hangzhou320squareNaked Eye will soon be publishing a range of art books and exhibition catalogues featuring the work of contemporary artists and photographers. More information will be on the website soon.

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Apr 262017
 

TLNCover square‘True Life Nude’, Part III of Suki’s trilogy, is in production and will be published later this year. In the meantime you can read an online version here.

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Mar 162017
 

blog-post-link-1-square‘Books from blogs’ is a concept unique to Naked Eye.

We are interested in discussing with writers of blogs the possibility of you editing some of your material for publication in book form. Contact us for further information.

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Dec 022015
 

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We publish concise layperson-friendly versions of PhD and other research theses to bring to a wider audience the ideas and wisdom of people whose master oeuvre may otherwise languish in eternal obscurity in an academic library. The requirements of academic rigour can make theses tedious to wade through, weighed down as they are by unwieldy chapters on methodology and statistics. The ‘potted thesis’ concept is to consign the boring bits to the footnotes, refining the text to convey the kernel of the idea and the meat of the discussion – the bits the author will tell you about at parties.

To aid readers encountering a subject for the first time, our potted theses may include a guest editor’s or the series editor’s clarifications and commentary or questions to the author.

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