Welcome to the Oxbow Books and David Brown Book Company Blog!

Mick AstonWe are very excited about this new venture to keep you, our customers, informed of the latest news on Oxbow and DBBC, our distribution publishers and the wider archaeological and scholarly world.

You can receive all the latest news on new titles, conferences we are attending, recent reviews, as well as exclusive author interviews and competitions.

Our first feature will be an interview with Oxbow Author and former Time Team regular Mick Aston.  His new book, Interpreting the English Village, co-written with Chris Gerrard, is about to be published in the UK and will be landing in the US later this month. The book is an original and approachable account of how archaeology can tell the story of the English village, please click here (UK) or here (US) to view the full details.

We ar9781905119455e giving you the opportunity to ask Mick any questions you might have.  Submit your questions to blog@oxbowbooks.com by Thursday February 14th and we will put the top ones to Mick in our interview with him next Friday.

What is more, we have a free copy of Interpreting the English Village to give away.  We will place everyone who has submitted a question into a prize draw and one lucky winner will get a free copy.  Send us your questions for your chance to win!


Due to transport issues Mick has had to delay his trip to Oxbow so the interview will now be posted on February 18th. We have had some fantastic questions sent in by our customers from around the globe – we have extended the deadline for question submissions until February 14th so if you thought you’d missed your chance to ask Mick a question, you’re in luck, send it now to blog@oxbowbooks.com!