Anne Loader Publications was set up in 1996 to collect and publish Mid-Cheshire history, and the autobiographies of 'ordinary' local people so that their memories and experiences were not lost when they died. The venture has grown over the years to cover Cheshire and the surrounding counties, with occasional excursions into other parts of the UK, and to publish books about British property owners like us who have homes - either permanent or holiday - in France. Currently work is centring on converting our books to e-books, initially concentrating on Amazon's Kindle readers.

November 2015

The Ruler of Cheshire : Sir Piers Dutton, Tudor Gangland and the Violent Politics of the Palatine by Edward Dutton

ANNE has come out of retirement from doing new books to edit 'The Ruler of Cheshire'. We thought it was so beautifully-written and well-presented that it really should see the light of day via Léonie Press.

Jack has worked on the e-book version, which is now available on Amazon Kindle, and Anne has done the paperback, which is due to come out in November.

Beyond the control of the crown, Early Tudor Cheshire was a lawless gangland in which warring magnates battled for power. None were more ruthless than Sir Piers Dutton. Friend of Henry VIII's chief minister Thomas Cromwell, trusted servant of the king, and son of one of Cheshire's most influential families, Dutton drew upon a combination of cut-throat guile, carefully cultivated connections, and pure good luck to destroy his enemies and dominate the county palatine.

'The Ruler of Cheshire' is a story of gang warfare, rampant corruption, violent vendettas, power politics, and murder. It traces the rise of Sir Piers Dutton from wayward youth languishing in Chester jail, to trusted courtier, High Sheriff of Cheshire, scourge of the king's enemies, and figure so powerful that his rivals conceded that he could do as he wished in Cheshire and there was nothing anybody could do about it.

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Fans of Anne's three books about St Paradis ("A Bull by the Back Door", " The Duck with a Dirty Laugh", and " The Bells of St Paradis") will be pleased to know that they can continue to follow the story of her experiences in rural central France.

We have launched an e-book entitled "Crazy about the Creuse: Jottings from the Heart of France", based on a regular column that Anne wrote for, a website that is devoted to all things relating to English-speaking people interested in the department of the Creuse. It is designed to be a companion volume to the St Paradis trilogy.

The 110,000-word e-book is a collection of more than 70 articles on a wide range of subjects from humorous features about our personal experiences to serious studies of Limousin folklore, architecture and social history.

It is available worldwide as an Amazon Kindle e-book. You can find it by going to your local Amazon website and entering the name of the book or its Amazon individual number: B00QW6JLCO.


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Anne Loader is a former newspaper editor and published author with many years' experience of writing, editing and design. Her expertise is combined with that of her husband Jack Loader, who is an expert in information technology, and Patricia Kelsall, who is an acclaimed artist and illustrator.

Anne Loader Publications
13, Vale Road, Hartford, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 1PL, England
Telephone:  +44 (0) 1606 75660

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