New Titles in 2018

By Mike Hamblett

With foreword by Noddy Holder

The Robin has been described as being The Marquee of the Midlands. Across 26 glorious years and two Black Country venues, it has welcomed some of the biggest names in rock; from Joe Bonamassa to Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant via Slade, Steven Seagal, Lenny Henry and more.
The man behind the club is Mike Hamblett, a former GKN apprentice and drummer in local bands who started his own PA company before plunging his life savings into the Robin. His first venue became a roaring success, giving artists from across the world the opportunity to play intense, hot’n’sweaty shows in a venue where the atmosphere was electric and the fans hung on every note. And when that was demolished to make way for a shopping centre, Mike and his team simply came back stronger.
They secured new, larger premises and set about adding a hotel, restaurant and bar to their operation. BB King once sang: “Let the good times roll.” At The Robin 2, that’s precisely what they did. It’s been 26 years since Mike Hamblett first opened his doors and this essential read chronicles every single gig there’s been. It’s a remarkable testimony to one man’s vision and drive, to the stunning bands and sensational shows, to the brilliant staff and to the spirit of rock’n’roll. Keep on rockin’.

Published November 2018. Hardback. RRP: £20
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(Books will be posted late November 2018)
Twitter: @andyrichardson1



By Paul Foster

With foreword by Sat Bains

Expect the unexpected from the stylish and highly rated Paul Foster, whose debut book will turn heads. Foster is one of the rising stars of British gastronomy. He has made a remarkable impact at his first restaurant, Salt, winning the Good Food Guide New Restaurant of the Year 2018.

Having cooked at three Michelin star restaurants around the world, including L’Auberge de l’Ile, in Lyon; the technologically innovative wd~50, in New York; and The French Laundry in California, he took on a sous chef position at Restaurant Sat Bains, the two Michelin-starred restaurant in Nottingham. He became head chef at the Tuddenham Mill, Suffolk in 2010, and then The Dining Room at Mallory Court. 

In February 2016, Paul announced he was leaving Mallory Court to crowdfund his own restaurant through Kickstarter. He achieved his target of £100,000 at the beginning of March 2016, and opened Salt in Stratford-upon-Avon a year later. His eagerly-anticipated debut book captures his remarkable story while offering 40 thrilling recipes that are visually spectacular, intelligently designed and bursting with flavour. It is a landmark volume from one of Britain's greatest young chefs.

Published November 2018. Hardback. Boxed. 240pp. RRP: £39.95


BUY NOW - £39.95 + £8 P&P (UK)

Overseas - £39.95 + £12 P&P

* Order by clicking here.

(Books will be posted late November 2018)

Twitter: @AndyRichardson1 @PaulFosterChef @Salt_Dining 


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