With the summer holidays now upon us it’s an ideal time to visit the wonderful Railway Land Nature Reserve in the heart of Lewes, a 25 acre site with important water habitats including the Heart of Reeds. Explore this magical and wild place and understand the inspiration behind Julian’s Railway Land Dogs’ Club series, captured by Lyndsey Smith’s delightful illustrations.
You can buy copies of our books online, at Bags of Books on South Street as well as Lewes Castle and the Tourist Information Centre further up School Hill and the High StreetCkbE2l_WgAAMzJY


ARTWAVE 2017 runs from 19 August to 3rd September this year, and we are delighted that Julian will be reading from her books at Flint Barn Studio on the 27th and 28th. Do visit the Studio, Venue 41, which features Maddy McClellan’s prints, guest artists, Julian’s books and delicious teas in a beautiful setting. For more details go to and search for Workshops.

A special mention to Venue 89, where you can find Dawn Stacey’s paintings inspired by the nature reserve and Julian Warrender’s fluid silver jewellery encapsulating her unique sense of narrative and humour…


Julian has been busy all year visiting local schools with readings and workshops, engaging children with her inimitable style of storytelling and games.  If you would like her to visit your school, and are based in Sussex, then do get in touch via the contact form on this website or contact us directly at




Three new stories follow the  latest adventures of Ivy and her fellow members of The Railway Land Dogs’ Club, capturing the charm of our local Nature Reserve. The book also features several illustrations that children can colour in themselves. We’ve had lovely responses to it from readers both young and old – and if you walk your dog on the Railway Land you might even recognise your own pooch featuring in one of the adventures!


“You get three cracking stories for the price of one, each with a completely new adventure woven with historical facts and details of local countryside. They are stories of secrets, redemption, and most of all friendship. You end up wanting to join the club and share the fun!”                                                           Michael and Kitty Ann, conservationists and family founders of Drusillas Zoo.


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Our current titles are:


Read The Railway Land Dogs’ Club – Three Further Tails Here

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Read Magnus Carter Here


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