Smeaton’s Harbour

By Peter Etherden

The Tale of Smeaton’s Harbour is an everyday story of country gentry and their shenanigans. It is set in the town of Rye between May 1724 and October 1787…and it is a true story. The chronicler of these events is John Meryon, writing in some dismay as he unearthed the story upon his return to Rye in 1841 after a twenty-year tour of duty in Australia. Continue reading Smeaton’s Harbour

The Return of The Wicked Magpie


The third book in the Magpie Sagas series by local children’s author Berni Fiddimore (pictured right) was launched to critical acclaim on Saturday 6th December by local publisher Academic Inn Books at the Stan Rosenthal Gallery in Rye followed by a book signing afternoon at Martello Books. Continue reading The Return of The Wicked Magpie