Patrician Press is a small literary press based in Manningtree, Essex.

Patricia Borlenghi, who is hearing-impaired, has been working in publishing for many years and set up the press at the end of 2012.

She is the author of several children’s books including: Chaucer the Cat and the Animal Pilgrims, Dear Auntie and The Bloomsbury Nursery Treasury. She started the press after completing her MA in Creative Writing at the University of Essex. She is often in Italy and regularly travels elsewhere.

From 2020, the press is also known as the PATRICIAN PRESS COLLECTIVE.

The philosophy and aim of non-profit Patrician Press is to encourage and promote writers of high-quality fiction and poetry. We are small, independent and courageous. We strongly believe that it is imperative to uphold and maintain the quality of contemporary literature in today’s challenging, competitive and ever-changing technological world.

Our titles are available in smart paperback editions and some as e-books.

Some books have an Italian flavour and a series of politically-inspired anthologies are being produced. Donations from proceeds are going to various charities.

A children’s imprint, Pudding Press, was launched in March 2015. The Pudding Press illustrated titles including the GODFREY series and A to Z can be ordered direct from this website or via POD-WW in Peterborough.

Distribution for the Patrician Press and Pudding Press fiction titles are handled by:

NBNi – an Ingram company. They have moved to:

1 Deltic Avenue, Rooksley, Milton Keynes, MK13 8LD, UK

Tel: +44 (0) 1752 202362

Sales and marketing are handled by Inpress Ltd

Milburn House, Dean St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1LF
Telephone: + 44 (0)191 230 8104

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For sales enquiries, contact:
General enquiries:

You can contact publishing associates, Emma Kittle-Pey and Mark Brayley at:

Editorial consultant, Anna Johnson, can be contacted at:

See the short video of the Patrician Press London launch here:

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