Christopher Scoble

Christopher Scoble was born in Hampshire in 1943 but grew up in East Kent. He is author of two biographies of Edwardian subjects – the writer and social observer, Stephen Reynolds and the Kent and England cricketer, Colin Blythe.
He lives in Dorset.

Under Shrub Hill

A hundred years ago the village of Chestfield, near Whitstable in Kent, was just four farms strewn across an agricultural plain by the sea. In the 1920s it became the brainchild of a local builder who established a model estate there of mock-Tudor houses made from ancient materials gleaned locally.…

Colin Blythe

Colin Blythe, voted by former England spinner Phil Edmonds as one of the country’s top 100 bowlers, was a giant in the golden age of county cricket before the First World War. He was the most famous England cricketer to be killed in the conflict. This is the first biography…

Letters from Bishopsbourne

Letters from Bishopsbourne is a collective biography of three of the most distinguished stylists writing in the English language, who lived and died in the small village of Bishopsbourne just south of Canterbury in Kent: Richard Hooker (1554–1600), the theologian whose major work. Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity, provided…