Dovetail Press is a publisher of specialist and niche market publications.

We are an entrepreneur, having started in 2012 and promote titles not usually listed by traditional publishers.

Our first publication “Waiting for the Rains” by author Roger James Barton, has had good reviews, with a radio interview and several book signings.

Roger had a successful book promotion in Ottawa, Canada and the book can be found on numerous sites such as Amazon and Blackwell.

Waiting for the Rains is a memoir of Africa. It is a first hand account of life in Malawi and Zambia in the 1970s and 1980s.

Independence wars in neighbouring Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), and Mozambique were part of life with roads mined, cities bombed, and military coups were as common as the excessive African heat, disease-carrying insects, and extreme weather.

It is a story of being close to local life without the insulation of tour buses or taxis.

A confrontation with the heat, jostling, noise, smells and colour of the country. The lives of expatriates and missionaries; bars and markets; travelling by bus and train; corruption and border crossings; villages and townships are all part of the story.




For more information and book orders, contact:
Dovetail Press,
Heatherlea House, 105 Littlemoor Road, Pudsey, Leeds LS28 8AP

0113 2574397

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This is a story of a minor conflict somewhere in Africa. Although the characters are ficticious, it is based on real events, taken from the author’s own experience. As with so many conflicts in Africa, it is a mixture of politics, ethnic rivalry, settlers versus indigenous people and mineral hungry countries. Set in Mwanza, a remote ‘r and r’ town, it is about the lives of a squad. Some are rookies, others battle hardened vets, but all attempting to confront an often invisible enemy in the harsh savannah bush land.

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