Towns in Britain named ‘Book of the Week’ | LSFM’s Chris Matthews

Well done to LSFM’s Chris Matthews.  He said: Our book has been named as London Review Bookshop’s Book of the WeekReally chuffed – couldn’t be better. Job done!’ His good news was shared by Lizzy Mitchell at the University of Lincoln’s Press & Media:

Towns-in-Britain_BookCoverChris Matthews, who is a Lincoln School of Film & Media lecturer, graphic designer and local historian, celebrated the launch of his new book, Towns in Britain, earlier this year.  It was produced in collaboration with town planner and urban designer, Adrian Jones, and published by Five Leaves Publishing (2014). Continue reading

Congrats to LSM’s Chris Matthews on a New Book ‘Towns in Britain’

Graphic designer & local historian Chris Matthews, a Lecturer in Lincoln School of Media’s teaching team, has a new book with town planner & urban designer Adrian Jones. Towns in Britain is published by Five Leaves Publishing (2014).


The authors are pleased to invite you to their book launch of Towns in Britain on 24th June. The book expands on the themes from their blog – see postings at written by Adrian and presented by Chris. It is a great partnership whereby Chris came up with the idea and undertook working on the research, visiting towns, taking photos and creating the layout. There are a couple of dates THIS month to catch the designer duo ‘Jones the Planner’:

Tuesday 24th June 6.30–8.00pm Book Launch.       Nottingham ContemporaryRSVP to Five Leaves Bookshop Tel: 0115 837 3097 Email to:

Saturday 28th June, 3.30pm at Lowdham Book FestivalA free illustrated talk about ‘Towns in Britain’ presented by Chris and Adrian.

Chris said: Here’s a sneak preview … “Written for the informed general reader, Towns in Britain looks at what is happening to our cities today, and is essential reading for those interested in urban design, architecture, and town and transport planning. Continue reading