Book One of ‘The Roxy Compendium’, ‘Hats off to Brandenburg’ charts the exploits of a troupe of libertine artists and actors as they concoct a plan to ‘Robin Hood’ their way through the London social scene in order to save their beloved theatre. ‘Hats off to Brandenburg’ is a rip-roaring romantic adventure set in a heightened, fantastical version of Regency London.

The Roxy Playhouse is in trouble!

The Roxy Playhouse Irregulars, those libertine artists and dreamers are up to their necks in debt. “Pay up in one month of its curtains for all of you.” Dark times lead to drastic schemes and so the Irregulars decide to reinvent themselves as performance thieves, infiltrate High Society and ‘Robin Hood’ their way through it. However, getting embroiled in a dark and deadly plot to destroy the Monarchy was never part of their script.  The Roxy Irregulars will have to stage the performance of their lives if they want to save the day and make it home in time for last orders.

‘Hats off to Brandenburg’ is a fast, fresh, rip-roaring romantic adventure set in a heightened, fantastical version of Regency London. Told in a modern voice and crammed full of action, romance and general derring-do ‘Hats off to Brandenburg’ is adventure reborn.


There’s drinking, fighting and lots of acting in the adventures of the Roxy Playhouse Irregulars. This is only book one [of the Roxy Compendium] and it’s already crammed in so much in the way of thrills and action. Needless to say, as for most actors, it starts off about the money and ends up with explosions and fire. As with all epics, the characters are the reason you keep reading and it’s easy to see why so many people are eagerly awaiting the next instalment. Laura King, Itchy Online

About The Roxy Compendium

The Roxy Compendium is an epic saga charting the lives, loves and adventures of The Roxy Playhouse Irregulars – those libertine artists and dreamers who dwell within the Roxy Playhouse, a dilapidated theatre in Regency London.  They will travel the world, they will see such wonderful sights, they will partake in grand adventures and we will go with them, every step of the way.

This saga is planned to run to fourteen novels split into two phases of seven. Though the books all interlink and take place in the same universe, some of stories are stand-alone spin off adventures and some of them are part of a huge on-going story.

As Stephen King says of his Dark Tower saga, The Roxy Compendium is my Jupiter – a planet that dwarfs all others.

Have a listen to Chapter 1, read with appropriate gusto by the very reverend Mr. Luke Searle

Hats off to Brandenburg is a stunning piece off work with a well-structured storyline and characters that are more than likeable. The jump from one plot to a much bigger plot was brilliantly done. Hats off to Brandenburg is a worthy addition to anyone’s bookshelf Fantasy Book Review

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‘Hats off to Brandenburg’ is presented in beautiful paperback. Cover designed by Leighton Johns and printed with a matte, waxed finish, the book feels beautiful in the hand. The interior, written, illustrated and formatted by Graham Thomas, is printed on luxurious 50lb/75gsm creme paper. 

'Hats off to Brandenburg' is available in paperback through 'TheNeverPress' directly. You can also purchase this dark thriller globally in paperback and ebook formats through all leading online channels.

Hats off to Brandenburg’ was awarded Fantasy Book Review’s ‘Book of the Year, 2012

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