“The World, according to the best geographers, is divided into Europe, Asia, Africa, America, and Romney Marsh.”

Books About Romney Marsh

Book Icon Much has been written about Romney Marsh, its history and the people who lived and worked here. On this page, you will find information on over 50 books about the Marsh, some old and some new, mostly fact but some fiction. Please use the index below or just scroll down the page to browse.

Index Icon Maps and Guides                  
Index Icon People                               
Index Icon History - General               
Index Icon History - Military
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 Martello Towers                
Index Icon Dr Syn Novels

Index Icon Nature          
Index Icon Other Subjects    
Index Icon Novels 

    Editors PicksGift of the Sea

England Coast Path

        

Blue Line

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Paul Nash 
by Emma Chambers


Edith Nesbit
by Julia Briggs

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Book Icon Dr Syn Novels

The Rev Dr Christopher Syn is the smuggler hero of a series of novels by Russell Thorndike set in and around Romney Marsh. The first book, Doctor Syn: A Smuggler Tale of Romney Marsh was published in 1915. The story idea came from smuggling in the 18th century Romney Marsh, where brandy and tobacco were brought in at night by boat from France to avoid high tax. 
For more information please visit our Dr Syn page.

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Doctor Syn on the High Seas
by Russell Thorndike


Doctor Syn Returns
by Russell Thorndike

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Book Icon Novels Set on Romney Marsh

There are many fictional stories set on Romney Marsh. These are just a small selection.


Secrets of the Shingle *
by Emma Batten

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Stranger on The Point 
by Emma Batten


Fire in the Punchbowl
by Monica Edwards


Outcast
by Rosemary Sutcliff


The Saddling
by James Collins


A Place Called Hope *
by Emma Batten


What The Monk Didn't See *
by Emma Batten


But First Maintain the Wall*
by Emma Batten

* Kindle Editions. For books in paperback, please visit Emma's website.

Book Icon Books about Martello Towers