Monday, January 18, 2016

Lions, Donkeys and Dinosaurs eBook at last

It's bugged me for a long time that Lions, Donks wasn't available in digital form. My agent having moved to a new firm after it was published, I wasn't aware that the e-book rights had reverted to me. But I have now found this out, and it is finally possible to get a digital, searchable copy without murdering any trees or waiting for delivery (and a bit cheaper than even the secondhand scalpers seem to be offering the paper version, once you include their "delivery charges").

It's a Kindle book, but you don't need to have an actual Kindle or Fire device to read it: you can simply install the relevant Kindle app on your preferred phone, fondleslab, computer or other gizmo, or read in the browser on a device that's not even yours.

As ever, you can reach me at lewis(at)

Friday, January 08, 2016

So, yes, the new controlling faction among the Register owners and I recently parted ways after eight years: four of those with me running the editorial show, a period of all-time record readership for the Reg (see post below). I'm not legally allowed to discuss the reasons behind my departure.

I've got a few projects under way: first up is finally getting Lions, Donkeys and Dinosaurs out as an e-book and then writing a sequel to it. I'll also be unveiling my so-far unpublished specwar-opera novel, so watch this space.

I'm available for doing other things. As Bulldog Drummond put it in his advert:

"Demobilised officer ... would welcome diversion. Legitimate, if possible; but crime, if of a comparatively humorous description, no objection. Excitement essential. Would be prepared to consider permanent job if suitably impressed by applicant for his services."

In my case, not being Bulldog Drummond, any crime would need to be outright hilarious, not to mention safe, victimless and extremely lucrative. Or anyway, be covered by a tolerably robust public-interest defence. But otherwise, yes.

I can be reached via: lewis(at)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Three years in as the editor of the Register, record uniques every year so far. ABCe audit results in November shows unique browsers at 193 per cent of the figure before I took over. And that was done without putting the company's survival in the hands of Twitter or Facebook ... or botnets.

Quite chuffed with that.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

About Lewis Page

    Writing Career:

    Cover article, Prospect magazine, February 2004: "Wasted Warships". Several articles since then for Prospect on defence matters, which can be seen at the link on the right.

    Also the author of Lions, Donkeys and Dinosaurs

    Published by Heinemann in January 2006. A paperback edition is forthcoming in April 07.

    Other articles of mine have appeared in RUSI Defence Systems, the Naval Review and the Daily Express. I have appeared several times on BBC Radio's Today programme and Radio Five Live, and also on regional and British Forces broadcasting.

    Armed Forces Career:

    University Air Squadron, RAF 1988-91

    Royal Navy officer 1993-2004
    • Navigator, HMS Quorn 1994-96
    • Long Mine Clearance Diving Officer course 1996-97
    • Ops Officer, HMS Middleton 1997-98
    • All-arms Commando course 1997
    • Executive Officer, HMS Bridport 1998-01
    • Officer in Charge, Southern Diving Unit One 2001-04
    • Joint Improvised Explosive Device Disposal No. 1 Operator course 2001

    Cambridge University (Engineering degree 1988-91, St John's College)
    Islington Green Comprehensive