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Military Report on the Sinai Peninsula
Towards 'An English Fourth'
Seven Pillars of Wisdom, The Complete 1922 Text
Paperback edition
'The Mint' and Later Writings About Service Life
Boats for the R.A.F. 1929-1935
reports and correspondence


The Forest Giant


Correspondence with Bernard and Charlotte Shaw
Correspondence with E. M. Forster and F.L. Lucas
More Correspondence with Writers
Correspondence with Edward and David Garnett
Correspondence with Henry Williamson
Translating the Bruce Rogers 'Odyssey'
Correspondence with the Political Elite 1922-1935


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We publish books for direct sale to subscribers, but we are not a book club. There is no form of membership nor any obligation to purchase more than one book.

In practice, most subscribers buy all or at least the majority of volumes. This support is what makes the edition possible.

How to subscribe

1) The advance subscription offer

For about three weeks, usually well before a book is published, we offer an advance subscription price. This will be lower than any later price. Part of the price is usually payable in advance, and the balance (+ shipping) when the book is ready to be shipped.

The advance subscription price is only available during the offer. 

2) Previously published volumes

Multiple volumes

  • If your order, together with any of our editions you already own, takes your total of Castle Hill Press hardback editions above 5, you will qualify for a discount on the single-volume price. See our Online Shop for details.

Buying a single volume

  • Most of the edition is sold on pre-publication subscription or reserved for future subscribers. Relatively few copies are available separately. Single-volume prices are higher than subscription prices.
  • If you are having difficulty finding a single copy of a book we have published in the past that is no longer in print, we suggest you search on Bookfinder (which scans Abebooks and other antiquarian-book sites) and also contact us in case we have or know of an available copy.

Imperfect copies, etc.

  • We occasionally offer slightly imperfect copies and production material such as working proofs in a section of the online shop called 'Other copies'.

General subscription FAQs

Who can subscribe?

Private individuals and libraries can subscribe, but:

  • While booksellers can subscribe as individuals, we can't give a trade discount on the subscription price.

How are upcoming subscriptions advertised?

  • We email people who have recently subscribed to similar volumes, as well as people who have told us they are interested in a particular volume. We also announce the subscription in our email Subscribers' Newsletter.  

Is there any on-going commitment?

  • Subscribers to one volume are not obliged to buy any other volume.

Can I place a subscription to all future volumes?

  • A subscription is necessary for each volume. The reason is that we have to verify delivery addresses before shipping a new publication.
  • If you are a recent subscriber we will do our best to let you know when you can subscribe to the next volume. But we can't do that if you change your email address and forget to tell us!

How do I place a subscription?

  • Contact us to say you wish to subscribe. Unless you are a long-established subscriber, your subscription orders should be in writing. You can send them by post or e-mail.
  • We always acknowledge a subscription - so if you try to subscribe but don't hear from us, something has gone wrong. Contact us again: otherwise we won't be able to give you the subscription price.  

When and how will I have to pay?

  • New publications ordered on subscription must be paid for in accordance with the terms stated in the subscription offer. Typically, that involves a 50% payment to register the subscription, with the balance + shipping due when the book is ready to dispatch.
  • We send out invoices when subscriptions are due. These are payable by Paypal, Sterling ceque drawn on a UK bank, or other method subject to prior agreement.
  • In view of the discounted price, we expect subscribers to complete subscription payments promptly. If payments are unduly delayed the subscription discount may be lost.
  • Our advertised overseas shipping costs for advance subscriptions are based on bulk-consignment rates. Late payment of the final subscription instalment can incur an additional shipping charge, currently £19. This is the extra cost of sending a book overseas on its own, rather than as part of a large consignment.

What happens if I am away when the book is ready?

  • You may ask us to postpone shipment. The subscription payment is nevertheless due when the book is issued and copies are shipped to other subscribers.

What happens if I move house before the book is issued?

  • Please remember to notify us of any changes to your shipping or email address before a book you have ordered is shipped. If, in good faith, we send the book to your old address and it goes missing, that will be your responsibility.
  • By default, we send books to the confirmed address given us by PayPal. Please make sure this is up to date!
  • If you send an address-change by email, check that we acknowledge it. Some emails never arrive.

Can I pay by cheque?

  • Yes, we welcome payments by sterling cheque drawn on a UK bank. 

What happens if I wish to cancel a subscription?

  • Subscriptions may be cancelled until one month before the book goes to press. If a subscription is cancelled thereafter, a 25% cancellation fee will be charged.

Can I return a book?

  • You may return a book you have subscribed to, in good condition, up to 14 days after receipt, but unless there are exceptional circumstances the subscription cancellation charge will apply.
  • For returning copies damaged in shipment see our FAQ page.

Is the number of subscribers limited?

  • Yes, by the size of the edition and, if there is high demand, by the need to reserve a proportion of copies for future sets. For that reason we occasionally limit the number of copies a single subscriber can order.

Publicity for subscription offers

We sometimes hear from customers or potential customers who feel aggrieved because they have missed an advance subscription offer.

We are sorry if this happens, but once the deadline for a subscription order has passed, the offer is closed.

I hope the notes below will clarify the issues:

1. All our publicity is online
  • There are no printed publicity leaflets for our books. Up-to-date information is available on our website.

2. Our subscribers' Newsletter

  • We aim to issue four or five email newsletters to subscribers each year. To receive these you must contact us and ask to be added to the circulation list. Note however that some ISPs treat our newsletters as spam and do not deliver them. There is nothing we can do about that. We advise anyone affected to give us a secondary webmail address such as gmail. 

3. The role of our News page

  • We publicise most of our forthcoming editions on our News page. Whatever additional steps we may take to contact customers, this is where you will find announcements. If you wish to subscribe to a forthcoming title mentioned on our News page, please contact us.

4. "Why didn't you send me an email?" 

  • When we announce a new subscription offer, we try to contact previous customers we think may be interested. For example, we try to notify previous Letters subscribers of new volumes in the series. For small editions in special bindings, we try to notify people who have bought similar editions in the past.
  • In case our emails get blocked, we advise all subscribers to check our News page from time to time.

Jeremy Wilson

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