Saturday, 14 April 2018

Trevor Pateman, I Have Done This In Secret. ISBN 9780993587955 Published June 2018

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The author will read and discuss his work at the Hastings LitFest, Saturday 31 August 2019 

 East Sussex College, Hastings.
(Next to Hastings Mainline Rail Station)

Prompt start at 1pm

Trevor Pateman's childhood memoir was published on 8 June 2018.

 Orders can be placed  with any bookseller and used copies can be found on Amazon.

128 pages including 8 pp of black and white illustrations

 Hardback   Format DEMY (216 x 135mm)     £15

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Trevor Pateman Prose Improvements ISBN 9780993587948 Published November 2017

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Published 1  November 2017 in a first hardback 128 page edition of 500 copies, each one numbered and signed by the author. 

Queries to 

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Trevor Pateman Studies in Pragmatics ISBN 9780993587931 Published May 2017

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An academic book of seven studies in language pragmatics.  Afterword by Adam Gargani. 
Includes careful discussions of Relevance Theory, Critical Discourse Analysis, Bakhtin / Volosinov, advertising communication, and human-computer interaction. There's also a re-statement of Freudian dream theory which draws on Chomskyan lingustics and contemporary language pragmatics.

First academic citation: This book is cited in the short list of references given in Professor Wolfgang Teubert's article "Dialogue and what it means for discourse", Language and Dialogue, vol 8 n 1, 66 - 83 (April 2018)


Hardback 240 pages ISBN 9780993587931. RRP £30
Published May 2017.      Order now for your Library!

Available by order from bookshops or direct from the publisher at

Monday, 28 November 2016

Trevor Pateman, Silence Is So Accurate ISBN 9780993587924 Published February 2017

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Published February 2017. Hardback only. 224 pages. Price £20

A book of twenty seven chapters including Memoir and literary & social criticism. In other words, literary non-fiction or belles lettres. Chapter titles shown on the  front cover as above. Cameo appearances by Michel Foucault and Yasser Arafat, among others. 

Available to order direct from but also from all bookshops and online from the usual suspects. 

Monday, 17 October 2016

Trevor Pateman Materials and Medium ISBN 9780993587917 Published October 2016

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A general, non-technical work in aesthetics, the title of each chapter shown on the inside cover flap. For a preview 1500 word extract, see BOOKLAUNCH, 11 January 2019, page 16

160 pages, ISBN 9780993587917  Hardback only, £17.95

Available to order direct from and also by regular order from bookshops and online from the usual suspects. 

Trevor Pateman, The Best I Can Do ISBN 9780993587900 Published May 2016

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Memoir and social criticism - the cover shows the twenty six chapter titles. Interesting chapter on the re-titling of paintings by Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum which has caused some re-thinking by the museum. 

176 pages. ISBN 9780993587900   Paperback only,  £8.95

Available to order from but also from bookshops and online from the usual suspects.

What they have said about this book:

Invited to pick one old and one new book for Times Higher Education Summer Reads, Deborah Cameron, Professor of Language and Communication at Oxford chose this book:

My new book is The Best I Can Do, a collection of short essays in which the philosopher-turned-stamp-dealer Trevor Pateman reflects on everything from bus passes to the semiotics of lipstick - and whether scholarship should be a hobby rather than a salaried occupation.