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USEFUL BOOKLIST
The following books have been published over the last few years. Some may no longer be in print, but may be available to buy on the second hand market, or through online booksellers.
General
Title
Author
Publisher
Date
Lighthouses Lynn F Pearson Shire Publications Ltd 2013
Lighthouse Accommodation Britain and Worldwide Joy Adcock Joy Adcock 2012
Ireland's Lighthouses - A Photo Essay John Eagle The Collins Press 2010
Northern Lights - The Age of Scottish Lighthouses Alison Morrison-Low National Museums Scotland 2010
Postcards From The Edge Christoper Nicholson Whittles Publishing 2010
Lighthouses Construction & Illumination (orig pub 1881) Thomas Stevenson Cambridge University Press 2010
Lighthouses of the World Marie-Haude Arzur Adlard Coles Nautical 2008
Lighthouses of England and Wales Tony Denton and Nicholas Leach Landmark Publishing Ltd 2007
Rock Lighthouses of Britain Christopher Nicholson Whittles Publishing 2006
Lighthouses Jackum Brown Cassell Illustrated 2005

Lighthouses
Towers of the Sea

Charles Payton National Trust 2005
The World's Greatest Lighthouses Annamaria Lilla Mariotti White Star 2005
Lighthouses of Trinity House Richard Woodman and Jane Wilson Thomas Reed Publications 2002
North Atlantic Lighthouses Jean Guichard Flammarion 2002
Beacon on the Rock Peter Williams Aurum Press 2001
Francis Frith's Lighthouses David Wilkinson and Martin Boyle The Frith Book Company 2001
Lost Sounds Alan Renton Whittles Publishing 2001
Lighthouses of the Atlantic Philip Plisson Cassell and Company 2001
Guiding Lights Peter Ashley Everyman Publishers 2001
Regional
Title
Author
Publisher
Date
Lighthouses of the East Coast Robin Jones Halsgrove 2013
Lighthouses of England - The South West Tony Denton and Nicholas Leach Foxglove Media 2011
Lighthouses of Wales Tony Denton and Nicholas Leach Foxglove Media 2011
Lighthouses of the South West Robin Jones Halsgrove 2011
The Island Lighthouses of Scotland John A Love Islands Book Trust 2011
Lighthouses of England - The North East Tony Denton and Nicholas Leach Foxglove Media 2010
Lighthouses of England - The South East Tony Denton and Nicholas Leach Foxglove Media 2010
Lighthouses of England - The North West and Isle of Man Tony Denton and Nicholas Leach Foxglove Media 2010
Lighthouses of England - The South Coast Tony Denton and Nicholas Leach Foxglove Media 2010
Lighthouses of Liverpool Bay John and Diane Robinson Tempus Publishing Ltd 2007
Cornwall's Lighthouse Heritage Michael Tarrant Twelve Heads Press 2007
Lighthouses of Ireland Richard M Taylor The Collins Press 2004
Anglesey Lighthouses and Lifeboats Margaret Hughes Gwasg Carreg Gwalch 2004
For the Safety of All (Irish Lights) Sir Robert Ball Commissioners of Irish Lights 2003
Scotland's Northern Lights Sharma Krauskopf The Shetland Times Ltd 2003
Highlights of the Coast
Lyme Bay to Isle of Wight
Trinity House Jarrolds Publishing 2002
Irish Lighthouses Sharma Krauskopf Appletree Press 2001
Scottish Lighthouses Sharma Krauskopf Appletree Press 2001
The Kentish Lights Alan Major SB Publications 2000
Specific
Title
Author
Publisher
Date
Belle Tout - The Little Lighthouse That Moved Elizabeth Wright MyVoice Publishing 2013
The Story of the Beachy Head Lighthouse Rob Wassell RAW Publications 2012
The Story of Belle Tout Rob Wassell RAW Publications 2011
Muckle Flugga - The Impossible Lighthouse Rhoda Hughson Unst Heritage Trust  
The White Cliffs and South Foreland Dan Tuson The National Trust 2010
South Stack - Anglesey's Famous Lighthouse Ian Jones Oriel Ynys Mon 2009
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas The National Trust The National Trust 2009
Godrevy Light Charles Thomas and Jessica Mann Twelveheads Press 2009
Bishop Rock Lighthouse Elisabeth Stanbrook Twelveheads Press 2008
A Light in the Wilderness (Cape Wrath) David M Hird Balnakeil Press 2008
Grace Darling Victorian Heroine (Longstone) Hugh Cunningham Hambledon Continuum 2007
Light over Lundy Myrtle Ternstrom Whittles Publishing Ltd 2007
The Southwold Lighthouses David Lee Southwold Museum 2006
Start Point and its Lighthouse Roger Barrett Orchard Publications 2006
Eddystone - the Finger of Light Mike Palmer Seafarer Books 2005
A Visit to the Eddystone Lighthouse (orig pub 1892) Frederic G Kitton Plymouth City Museum 2005
Smeaton's Tower Christopher Severn Seafarer Books 2005
The Bell Rock Lighthouse Robert Louis Stevenson Caedmon of Whitby 2004
A History of the Fastnet Lighthouse James Morrisey Crannog Books 2004
Henry Winstanley and the Eddystone Lighthouse Adam Hart-Davis and Emily Troscianko Sutton Publishing Ltd 2003
Guernsey Sentinel, The Hanois Lighthouse Ray Dafter Matfield Books 2003
Henry Winstanley (Eddystone) Alison Barnes Saffron Walden Museum 2003
A Year at the Lighthouse (Eshaness) Sharma Krauskopf Whittles Publishing 2002
Ghosts at Leasowe Lighthouse Eric G Johnson Friends of Leasowe Lighthouse 2001
The Keepers of Leasowe Lighthouse J R Robinson Friends of Leasowe Lighthouse 2001
The Last Lighthouse (Eshaness) Sharma Krauskopf Luath Press Ltd 2000
Grace Darling (Longstone) W A Montgomery M S Weightman 1999
The 137 Steps - The Story of St Mary's Lighthouse Stephen Gregory St Mary's Lighthouse  
Keepers and their Families
Title
Author
Publisher
Date
The Lightkeeper - A Memoir Gerald Butler The Liffey Press Ltd 2012
The Keepers - A Historical Novel Based on Real Characters Ken Trethewey Jazz-Fusion Books 2012
Hands That Made Lights Work Gordon Partridge AuthorHouse 2010
Star of The Four Kingdoms Peter J Hill Peter J Hill 2009
RNLI Grace Darling Museum Jane Bulmer, Malcolm Crampton and Jill Fenwick RNLI Heritage House Group 2009
An Illuminating Experience Gordon Medlicott Whittles Publishing 2009
On The Rocks - A Lightkeeper's Tale Lawrence Tulloch The Shetland Times Ltd 2009
From a Rock to a Hard Place Dale Vargas Dale Vargas 2008
Grace Darling Hugh Cunningham Hambleton Continuum 2007
Last of the Line Patricia Gumbrell Whittles Publishing 2005
Born on the edge of white water Leonard V Stocker Pen Press Publishers Ltd 2004
Stargazing - Memoirs of a Lighthouse Keeper Peter Hill Canongate 2003
As Long as Water Flows - An Islay Lighthouse Boatman Dougie MacDougall The Celtic House 2002
Twelve Light Years Margaret Aitken Birlinn 2002
No More Paraffin-Oilers Ian Cassells Whittles Publishing 2000
Lighthouse Service
Title
Author
Publisher
Date
Light Upon The Waters Andrew Adams and Richard Woodman Trinity House 2013
A Short Bright Flash Theresa Levitt W W Norton and Company 2013
Dynasty of Engineers Roland Paxton Northern Lighthouse Heritage Trust 2011
Lighthouses The Race to Illuminate the World Toby Chance and Peter Williams New Holland Publishers 2008
The Lighthouse Stevensons Bella Bathurst Harper Perennial 2005
Grandpa's Lighthouse Vol 1 Kenneth Sutton-Jones Peter Williams Associates 2005
Grandpa's Lighthouse Vol 2 Kenneth Sutton-Jones Peter Williams Associates

2006

Grandpa's Lighthouse Vol 3 Kenneth Sutton-Jones Peter Williams Associates 2006
Keepers of the Sea Richard Woodman Chaffcutter Books 2005
Trinity Buoy Wharf Sarah Hewson and John Hawkes Urban Space Management 2005
Lightvessels
Title
Author
Publisher
Date
Lightships off the Essex Coast and LV18 David Cleveland David Cleveland 2012
Lightvessels of the United Kingdom and Ireland Philip Simons World Ship Society 2006
Philip & Sons Ltd Shipbuilders and Engineers Derek Blackhurst Ships in Focus Publications 2001
Guiding Lights, The British Lightvessel from 1732 Anthony Lane Tempus Publishing 2001