My Thirty Three published books.

 

have written a book in conjunction with Historic England called  'Cheshire'. It is now online and in the shops.

My next book was due for publishing last March but due to the pandemic, it will not be published until early 2021. 

Chester Reflections

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My hit counter has gone from well over one million to a few hundred thousand but I'm told that can't be helped as hit counters are outdated. Just saying!!!

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A History Tour of Northwich is now in the shops.

As is Cheshire with Historic England

An A to Z of Crewe

and Changing Railways of Britain 

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My jointly compiled book 'Steam Nostalgia in the North of England' with railway photographer Phil Braithwaite is out and in the shops. The book sold out quickly and has been re-issued.  Look for the second edition.

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We were contracted by The History Press to provide their flagship book commemorating 50 years since the end of mainline steam on British Railways. The book is a hardback in large format with the title 'Remembering Steam', The end of British Rail Steam in Photographs. This was on the 2nd of July 2018.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Remembering-Steam-British-Rail-Photographs/dp/0750984279/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1524471774&sr=1-3&keywords=paul+hurley

This book has been in the top ten in three categories on Amazon since being released in July 2018. The first place many times. 

The follow-up book ''The changing Railways of Britain'' in the same format was released in July last year.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Changing-Railways-Britain-Diesel-Electric/dp/0750989823/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=paul+hurley&qid=1597856760&s=books&sr=1-1

MY POLICE AUTOBIOGRAPHY WITH THE WORKING TITLE CAN I COME IN NOW SARGE. A CONTRACT WAS SIGNED BY ANOTHER PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONALLY EDITED, THEN LEFT ON THE SHELF FOR THREE YEARS AND I GOT FED UP WITH WAITING.

iF ANY PUBLISHER IS INTERESTED, 

THE BOOK COVERS THE LAUNCHING OF THE BIGGEST PAEDOPHILE ENQUIRY IN GREAT BRITAIN.

THE RECOVERY OF A KIDNAPPED CHILD THE DAY BEFORE THE BERLIN WALL CAME DOWN.

ONE OF THE BIGGEST POLICE DRUG SEIZURES IN THE NORTHWEST (UNDERCOVER WORK)

MURDERS AND MAYHEM WITH THE ODD HUMOROUS SLANT.

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WAFFEN SS BRITAIN Now re-issued with a better cover as Britain Invaded, see on the left.

Here is the first review of it from Mr Col Casselden

If you haven't read this Book yet .. I can't recommend it enough!. I read it over 3 nights and was hooked from the start
It has everything ..a great story that, although fiction, could really have happened. 
The attention to detail of the true facts re The German SS is amazing. The story is full of intrigue, which starts to unfold after the first Chapter and includes, Action, romance, heartbreak, violence, inhumanity, shocking horror, revenge and retribution, all made so believable by the writer, in a style that's easy to follow and has you gripped until the very end

 

It is available on the internet at the moment on Hardback £17.99, Paperback £11.99 and Kindle at £1.99.

It is now released as Britain Invaded.' A nightmare story of love and evil in Nazi Britain.

Hit the book cover to the left and you will be taken to the Amazon page.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Britain-Invaded-nightmare-story-love/dp/1789554233/ref=sr_1_30?dchild=1&keywords=paul+hurley&qid=1597856893&s=books&sprefix=Paul+Hurley%2Caps%2C234&sr=1-30

The review from Louis Pickford

Paul, My best wishes to you and yours The Book was excellent. The Story, your characters a twist of the tale...really masterful and an enthralling read. I've spent a while in Bad Tölz and know it well, Gmund too on the beautiful Tegernsee. For the final curtain you chose Prague, we revisited the place only a couple of weeks ago. All in all fantastic, when is the sequel, when's it being filmed? The story was fully researched and my due respect that you got so much historical detail in there. May I recommend the book publicly? Thanks again Paul for a brilliant read.

Reviews on Amazon

Steve Barrett (on Facebook)
Just finished reading Britain Invaded by Paul Hurley, what a cracking read it was, I can heartily recommend it.
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on 10 March 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
This book is compelling reading, from the first few pages you are hooked,
the question of what our lives would be like had we lost the Second World War
and be ruled by a German regime is a question that many of us must
have pondered over the years. Paul Hurley takes us into that scenario in a most
imaginative way, it is a well-written story that the reader can visualize,
it is very hard to put down once you begin reading and a highly recommended
novel to buy!!
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on 19 April 2016
This is the first novel I have read by this author. It starts off in Liverpool in areas
known to me and then as the war develops the factual storyline
morphs into fiction with continual intrigue and suspense.
It is well worth the read and very difficult to put down once you have started!
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Via Facebook and Amazon.
Paul, I have nearly finished your book and I must say that I have not enjoyed
a read like it in a good while, the research you must have put into it is truly
amazing, insomuch as I could see in my mind's eye the detail of the
streets of Liverpool even down to the road junctions and style of the housing,
I truly have not been able to put it down, the way that as a reader we are
gently lead into each page, then it just gets better and better, so much so
I think I held my breath for a chapter or two. Ralf and Angela are so believable,
and Angela"s parents typify a scouse mum and dad. I got so into it I was
reading with a scouse accent. The story never waivers in its intensity from
start to finish, it is a fantastic book and deserves to be on every bookshelf in
Liverpool and every bookshop everywhere.
Not quite finished it yet so don't ask me or tell me owt till I have.
Thanks, Paul will be in touch when I've escaped its clutches. Dave.

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 It has already had some success having been shortlisted from 100 to 5 and then WON the Agents Pick of the month from the prestigious Andrew Lownie agency. 

Out of the five shortlisted titles, I'm delighted to announce that your book Waffen SS Britain was selected by The Andrew Lownie Literary Agency as this month's winner of the Agent's Pick competition!

David Haviland, a literary agent at Andrew Lownie, has said "Waffen SS Britain is an interesting counterfactual novel, in a similar vein to Robert Harris's Fatherland. Although it's a premise that we've seen before, the author takes a thoughtful and considered approach that I really enjoyed."

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25 POLICE DOG JAKE CHILDREN'S STORIES ARE STILL UP FOR OFFERS.

PLEASE GET IN TOUCH IF I CAN BE OF FURTHER HELP REGARDING POLICE DOG JAKE

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I have a regular column in the local Guardian newspapers.

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All of the books above are now in the shops and online. 

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Here is a full list of my published books.

30 books now published and 1 in the pipeline.

 

Fiction

Britain Invaded

Non-Fiction

Middlewich (with Brian Curzon)

Northwich Through Time

Winsford Through Time

Villages of Mid Cheshire Through Time

Frodsham and Helsby Through Time

Nantwich Through Time

Chester Through Time (with Len Morgan)

Middlewich & Holmes Chapel Through Time

Sandbach, Wheelock & District Through Time

Knutsford Through Time

Macclesfield Through Time

  Cheshire Through Time

Northwich Winsford & Middlewich Through Time

Chester in the 1950s

Chester in the 1960s

Mid Cheshire Villages Re-visited

Chester Pubs

Northwich Through the Ages 

History Tour of Macclesfield 

History tour of Chester 

Brewing in Cheshire 

History Tour of Nantwich

Steam Nostalgia in the North of England, with Philip Braithwaite 

History Tour of Knutsford 

Chester in 50 Buildings

(Flagship book) Remembering Steam for the History Press with Phil Braithwaite 

History Tour of Northwich  

A to Z of Crewe

Changing Railways of Britain with Phil Braithwaite in the same format as Remembering Steam

Cheshire

With Historic England,

Chester Reflections release delayed due to the virus