Forthcoming publications

The Covid-19 crisis has inevitably disrupted the Society’s publication schedule. These details will be updated once the situation is clearer.

In press or in preparation at present are the following volumes:

Vol 100: The Great War Memoir of Ralph Ellis, Sussex Artist and Soldier
edited by Sue Hepburn

It is rare to find a Great War memoir that portrays both in images and in words the experience of a soldier in the ranks of the British Army on the Western Front. The five-volume memoir by Ralph Ellis tells the story of his service with the 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment from 1914 until he was wounded in 1917. It is a personal story but one also shared by the comrades with whom he served, and every infantryman who experienced the horrors and hardships of the Western Front.

At first Ralph drew on his artistic skills to record what he was witnessing and then employed his gift as a writer to produce a compelling narrative, which complements the images and graphically describes what it was like to actually be there. Like the vast majority of those who served, Ralph was not a professional soldier; he was an ordinary man, who found himself in extraordinary circumstances and rose to the challenge.

In this volume, Ralph Ellis’ Great War memoir is reproduced in full colour with a contextual commentary provided by historian, Sue Hepburn.

[in preparation: to be published early 2020]

Additional Volume 4: Witness Depositions of the Chichester Archdeaconry 1607-1611, edited by Linda Robertson

The latest in the Society’s series of editions of the Chichester Archdeaconry Depositions will continue from Peter Wilkinson’s print volume Vol 97: Chichester Archdeaconry Depositions 1603-1608.

[in preparation: to be published online for download early 2020]