Pennine Pens, independent web developers and publishers based in Hebden Bridge. We design, develop and maintain web pages/sites and occasionally still publish the traditional book.

Gentleman Jack is to be Sally Wainwright's next series on primetime BBC1, featuring the life of Anne Lister. The first few episodes will be inspired by our publication of the book by Jill Liddington: Natures' Domain: Anne Lister and the Landscape of Desire

New eBooks

Presenting the PastPresenting the Past: Anne Lister of Halifax 1791-1840

Pennine Pens was delighted to publish Presenting the Past in 1994.

With a second edition in 2010, this path-breaking book has remained in print for over twenty years.

So here for the very first time is a new eBook edition - making this Anne Lister classic easily available now for everyone throughout the world with an iPad, Kindle or other eBook reader. £6.95 (May 2018)

Buy now: Kindle version -
iPhone/iPad version

The Bad StepBy Jill Robinson. Newly-retired Jess finds that it is still possible to have adventures: stewarding at the Glastonbury Festival, appearing on a teatime quiz show, distributing the prizes at a writing competition held in a haunted barn, and volunteering with a children's charity in Romania. Amazon Kindle  or iBooks for iPad, iPhone, etc. £4.95

The Rainy SeasonThe Rainy Season by Jill Robinson. Many will be familiar with Jess, the put-upon heroine of the popular Berringden Brow series of books. The Rainy Season chronicles Jess's teenage years in the 1960s, abuse, the social changes and escape. Amazon Kindle  -  iBooks for iPad, iPhone, etc.

The Bad Step The Bad Step by Andrew Bibby. For Nick Potterton, high-flying London journalist who has moved to the Cumbrian countryside, Davie Peters' death should be just another story to cover.  But the longer he investigates, the more disturbing questions he has to answer.  Was the death as accidental as it seemed?  Publication date: 1 May. Available now for Kindle and iBooks iPad £2.50

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Theatre in a Time of ChangeTheatre in a Time of Change: A Cultural History of Postwar British Theatre by Michael Prior.

Theatre in a Time of Change includes all major developments in British theatre including major productions and personalities as well as theatrical institutions.
Available here on Kindle. £4.99
And here on iTunes Store for iBooks, IOS

Web portfolio - recently updated sites

Hebden Bridge Web

Hebden Royd Town Council

Food Systems Academy help increase understanding of food systems. With talks and videos from experts in the field. Curated by Geoff Tansey.


Books - bestsellers

Gone Walkabout

View from the Bridge

Sylvia Plath: Killing the Angel in the House