Welcome

to our shopping site for books and greeting cards that are a bit different as well as fully independently produced

If you are looking for unique, often quirky or beautiful greeting cards, we have a wide selection for you. (our books can be seen lower down this page or by clicking the link above)

Particularly popular cards are our images of penguins and those of the beautiful South Downs

Frazzled Parent

Frazzled Parent - a long-suffering parent wren with a beakful of food

Puffins

Puffins - from an original painting by Diana Harding

Ala Archa Gorge

Ala Archa Gorge - drawn for Is No Problem as well as a greeting card

Jersey lichens

Lichens on the coast, Jersey - also the cover photograph for the Lichens of Jersey

If you would like to see more greeting cards, please click HERE

Our Books

We publish books that have photography, ecological, landscape and history subjects. We aim for them to entertain as well as share knowledge, through the telling of stories.
Two books are now also available as downloads from the Amazon Kindle store

True stories of English garden wildlife

(Also available as a Kindle book)

Learn more about lichens in Jersey and the history of their influence on world lichenology

The story of a trainee twitcher on holiday on the Isles of Scilly

Is No Problem, Simon Davey

Tour leading experiences as a natural historian

Featured Books

It's Warmer Down Below: the autobiography of Sir Harold Harding, 1900-1986

The long-awaited autobiography of Sir Harold Harding, founding Chairman of the British Tunnelling Society, which will celebrate 50 years in March 2021.

Sir Harold was a civil engineer and pioneer of soil mechanics, best remembered for his extensive work in tunnel engineering. He was involved in the construction of significant projects including much of the London Underground and the feasibility study that underpinned the Channel Tunnel. He also sat on the Aberfan Tribunal and advised on troubleshooting for many tunnels around the world.

This book is enriched by the sense of history and well-developed wit that was key to the author's approach to his work.

Cover image for Sophie: An Edwardian Chlldhood - little girl with teddy bears

Sophie: An Edwardian Childhood

New on our website is the lovely, vivid and often funny book detailing the Edwardian Childhood of Sophie Blair Leighton, daughter of the renowned artist Edmund Blair Leighton (and Amanda's beloved grandmother - husband of Sir Harold Harding). Sophie's childhood was spent in Bedford Park, Chiswick and also Kirby Green on the River Waveney in Norfolk, in the years before the First World War. While she had nannys and there were servants, many other details are also evocative of a time that seems so far ago and yet is within the connected memory of so many of us. In an early chapter, for example, she comments on the sweeper in the road outside, who for a penny would sweep a passage across the mud and hoprse droppings, to make it passable for the more daintier footed pedestrian or householder.

News

Schedule for Indie Author Week UK - June 2022

Coming up over the next week, Simon and Amanda will be doing their third season celebrating Indie Author Week UK 11-17th June 2022. As previously these will be Facebook Live book readings at @TiliaPublishingUK timed at 6pm and called Wine and a Book. The recordings will remain available afterwards, searchable under the Videos section. Fingers crossed Facebook won't upgrade their servers during the week this year! We would love to share them live with you, from wherever you are

Viewing from afar - cuddlies and binoculars

On this website you will find:

  • unique greeting cards designed with the chatty thoughtful writer in mind (blank inside), with evocative images for you to share memories, humour or thoughts of people who may be on your mind.
  • non-fiction books that have storytelling as their core, written and illustrated by Simon and Amanda Davey on topics celebrating the natural world, travel and history.