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Books self-published

Checkmate books

I have self-published a number of books of drawings over the years. I even went so far as taking a diploma in typography and book production at the London College of Printing – the only qualification I got after leaving school.

When I arrived in Liverpool I started a publishing venture called Checkmate Books which gave me the opportunity to write, design and produce half a dozen collections of illustrations.

I have given up the struggle of being a small publisher, so Checkmate Books is now defunct. I don’t respond to Amazon orders either.

But if you want copies of any of these books please email me directly.

Jabberwocky (1973)
Lewis Carroll’s poem illustrated by John Minnion.
Limited edition of 1000 numbered copies.

Jabberwocky (2nd edition 1975)
Lewis Carroll’s poem illustrated by John Minnion.

The Hunting of the Snark (1976)
Lewis Carroll’s poem illustrated by John Minnion.

Uneasy Listening (Checkmate Books 2003)
A caricature guide to 20th century composers
by John Minnion

Glued to the Gogglebox (Checkmate Books 2003)
50 years of British television with reflections by Lynne Truss and caricatures by John Minnion

Hitler’s List 1st Edition (Checkmate Books 2004)
An illustrated guide to ‘degenerates’: jews, bolshevists and other undesirable geniuses by John Minnion
Limited edition of 1000 numbered copies.

Hitler’s List Revised Edition (Checkmate Books 2005)
An illustrated guide to ‘degenerates’: jews, bolshevists and other undesirable geniuses by John Minnion

Pool of Life (Checkmate Books 2008)
The story of Liverpool in caricatures by John Minnion

Where there is Discord (Checkmate Books 2009)
Scenes from the Thatcher years by John Minnion
Limited edition of 200 signed copies

Black and White Nocturnes (Checkmate Books 2011)
Homage to Chopin by John Minnion

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