Lest Devon Forgets It examines the reasons behind why the monuments to the dead men and women of the Great War vary so much from place to place within the county.

To find out more information just click on the category heading above, and then on the title - to see a precis of the book just place your cursor over the title and for more information click the title or the thumbnail picture.

Buy online through PayPal - no account needed - all major cards accepted, or by post (cheques) or phone.

Two new books for Autumn 2016 -Out NOW!

The initial interest and orders of these two  books will make them our best sellers in a very short time. We are already having worldwide sales with interest from the USA and France in particular. Both books are selling fast.

Swearing will make an excellent & surprising stocking filler. 

How to Swear like an Elizabethan in DevonHow to Swear like an Elizabethan in Devon Published Autumn 2016

Mell, ninny hammer, wittol, bally rag, nippy and bull beef. These and nearly 200 other insulting words and terms were commonly used by Elizabethan Devonians.

All terms have been drawn from original documents with examples of the phrases originally said five centuries ago. A companion volume to Strumpets and Ninnycocks also just published by the Mint Press also on sale on this website.

Price is £6.00 plus postage.

Click here to buy.


Whilst swearing like an Elizabethan check to see if the response is an original insult or not!


Stumpets and NinnycocksStrumpets and Ninnycoks Published Autumn 2016

Insults tell us much about society and offer a fascinating insight into Devon five centuries ago.

For the first time, a range of original documents have been examined to show how Devonians deployed a range of words and terms to ridicule, mock and demean their friends, family and neighbours.

Click here to buy


The Mint Press books are truly local. Every step of the publishing process uses Devon people and businesses, keeping jobs in Devon, rather than going overseas.

If you cannot find what you want please email us and we will see what we can do.

History Society Hoskins Award 2008 is Making Anglo Saxon Devon




Stevens Books © 2000