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Available books

Open access is central to the ethos of Regular Marvels, and each book is added to this page on publication. The books,  their associated artwork and all the content of this website, can be downloaded under Creative Commons 3.0 terms, which means that you are free to copy and distribute them for non-commercial purposes (but not to change them), provided you acknowledge the rights of the creators. No registration or email is required: just click on the relevant links below. If you would like a printed copy of the books, please contact the relevant organisations: they may make a small charge to cover costs and postage. Alternatively, please get in touch with me via the contact page and I’ll do my best to help.

Where We Dream, West Bromwich Operatic Society and the Fine Art of Musical Theatre

Written by François Matarasso, with a film by Benjamin Wigley and 25 full page photographs by Kate Jackson and François Matarasso. 100 pages; ISBN 978 0 9563457 9 0. Published by Multistory 1 May 2012, Click here to download a PDF of Where We Dream (7.6MB); To order the paperback, with DVD, please email Multistory

Winter Fires: Art and Agency in Old Age

Written by François Matarasso, with portraits by Mik Godley. 80 pages + 10 colour plates; ISBN 978-1-906172-16-9. Published by the Baring Foundation 27 November 2012. Click here to download a PDF of Winter Fires (4.5MB); To order the paperback, please email the Baring Foundation

Bread and Salt: Stories of Art and Migration

Written by François Matarasso, with images by Bill Ming, and two poems in Hindi by Mohan Rana; Dutch text (Brood en zout: Verhalen over kunst en migratie) by Marco Derks. 116 Pages, published by Vrede van Utrecht. ISBN  978-9-081-60505-2 (English) ISBN 978-90-816050-6-9 (Dutch) Click here to download a Lo-Res PDF of Bread and Salt in English (10MB); Click here to download a Hi-Res PDF of Bread and Salt in English (85MB). Click here to download a PDF of Brood en Zout (Bread and Salt in Dutch) (18MB). Paperback copies are no longer available.

The Light Ships, Church, Art and Community in the Lincolnshire Fens

Text and photographs by François Matarasso 136 pages, Published by Transported, November 2014. ISBN 978-0-9929966-1-1. Click here to download a Lo-Res PDF of The Light Ships (4.5MB). Click here to download a HI-Res PDF of The Light Ships (14.5MB). To order the paperback for £5 plus postage please contact Transported

A Wider Horizon: Creative Arts East and Rural Touring

Text by François Matarasso, drawings by Rosie Redzia, published by Creative Arts East, July 2015, 114 pages. Click here to download a PDF of A Wider Horizon (5MB). For a copy of the paperback, (for £5 plus postage) please contact: Creative Arts East, 19 Griffin Court, Market Street, Wymondham NR18 0GU Tel: 01953 713390 Email:

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