Charlotte Popescu set up Cavalier Paperbacks in the nineties primarily to publish the Pullein-Thompson pony books. These are traditional pony adventure stories that were widely read by pony mad children in the fifties, sixties and seventies. Keeping the books in print enables fans of the pony books to buy them for their daughters and grand-daughters.
The fruity cookbooks have been produced to give recipe ideas for gluts of summer fruits such as raspberries, apples and other autumn fruits. The Apple Cookbook shows just how versatile the apple is and contains over 180 recipes. There are many keen foragers out there and Fruits of the Hedgerow and Wild Food, Garden Food are aimed at all those who love gathering free food.
If you love puddings then Puddings – One for Every Day of the Year is the book for you – there are puddings to match special days and festivals and in the book all the fruits are used seasonally.
Charlotte started to keep poultry and immediately became very passionate about her hens. This led her to write books about them. There are four poultry related books – Hens in the Garden, Eggs in the Kitchenhas now sold well over 20,000 copies. Best Hens for You – Choosing Breeds for the Garden gives lots of insights into the different types of hens with stories and anecdotes – this book is also suitable for the younger generation on hen keepers. Chicken Runs and Vegetable Plots was produced for those wanting to combine vegetables and hens in the garden, Chickopedia has been published this year and covers everything to do with chickens in an A to Z format.
We have published some military books. The most successful, The Tears of War , was dramatised on BBC radio 4. It tells the story of a first world war poet, May Wedderburn Cannan, and her relationship with Bevil Quiller Couch.