About Us

Kay Books was originally a small family-run High Street bookshop in Boston, Lincolnshire, UK. Dr and Mrs Allday (my parents) ran this business from 1975-83.  I worked in it along with a brother and a sister, among other staff.  After the business was bought by a local department store the name 'Kay Books' disappeared.  My father also began Richard Kay Publications whose titles include a series of, The History of Boston, booklets.

In November 2007, I re-launched Kay Books as an online bookshop, initially to sell Richard Kay's publications, in the worldwide market.  I have gradually found and introduced more titles from other publishers who I feel offer books of a similar nature and am pleased to say we now list over 335 different titles, with more being added all the time. 

In 2012, my father, then aged 87, passed his publishing business to me and I continue to publish, keeping alive his desire to preserve local history that may otherwise have been lost.  Each book has some connection to Lincolnshire though in one or two instances this is a little tenuous!

In the autumn of 2013 (following a personal move to Guernsey) I began to widen our selection to begin to offer titles that cover some of the enormous amount of history surrounding the Channel Islands, beginning with The Occupation and the German-built fortifications.  The latter being part of the Atlantic Wall project (the fortification of the British Channel Islands, which were occupied by Nazi Germany from 30 June 1940 to 9 May 1945).  The only Nazi concentration camps on British soil were operated by the Organisation 'Todt' (OT) in Alderney.   Out latest additions include Guernsey Green about Bill Green, a fascinating character born in St Peter Port in 1909, Anne Allen's 'The Guernsey Novels' series, Occupation Reviews of the Channel Islands and a fascinating Festung Guernsey book "German Tunnels in Guernsey, Alderney and Sark".

There is an active Blog page on the website where news of Lincolnshire events, interesting facts and updates about our books will appear.I do hope visitors will contribute to this with their own news, sending reviews about books they have enjoyed from the site or comments of any kind etc. If you would like to subscribe to regular updates please use the 'contact us' form and request this.

I am always delighted to receive feedback/contributions from visitors. If you would like to contact me please feel free to email me, through the 'contact us' form, or directly at: becky.elliott@kaybooksonline.co.uk - or write to: Mrs R J Elliott, T/a Kay Books, c/o 166 London Road, Boston, Lincs.     PE21 7HQ

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Eastern Hospitals and English Nurses

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Crimson Skies

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Excellent present - a diary with a voucher included

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Lincolnshire Bells and Bellfounders

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Swineshead at War

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A selection of views in the county of Lincoln

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The Scandal of Nathaniel Thorold

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Tennyson Poems in Lincolnshire Dialect - CD

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Lincolnshire: A century on Film. Reel One ? A New Century

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Channel Island Occupation Review No. 40

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Echoes of Time: The Guernsey Novels - Book 5

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Lincolnshire Natives and Others

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Lincolnshire Murder & Crime

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The Family Divided: The Guernsey Novels - Book 4

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Ruskington: As I Remember It

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A Town Remembers (Volume 3, Part 1)

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Bomber Command. The Victoria Cross Raids

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Aircraft made in Lincoln

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Dangerous Waters: The Guernsey Novels - Book 1

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Bonneville – Go or Bust

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The History of Boston

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'Spirituall Concupiscence': John Cotton's English Years, 1584-1633

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Lincolnshire's Farm Animals. A Brief History

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The German Occupation of the Channel Islands

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Lincolnshire Villains: Rogues, Rascals and Reprobates

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For Better For Worse

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The Betrayal: The Guernsey Novels - Book 6

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Memories of Bargate in Boston

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British Motorcycle Racing Circuits

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Katherine Swynford

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All Things Lincolnshire

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Channel Island Occupation Review No. 22

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Boston, Lincolnshire. Historic North Sea port and market town

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Pubs in Lincoln: A History - The City’s Inns, Public Houses, Beerhouses, Breweries and Maltings

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The Channel Islands

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Perry's Official Guide to Guernsey

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Frithville to Fricourt – and Back

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The Lincolnshire Wolds

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The Little Book of Lincolnshire by Lucy Wood

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Heroes of Bomber Command Lincolnshire

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Monk's Road: Lincoln's East End through time.

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Festung Alderney; The German Defences of Alderney

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Sir Joseph Banks - Rooted in Lincolnshire

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Finding Mother: The Guernsey Novels - Book 2

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