A Chatty Guide to Chickens

All the stuff you need to know to keep
happy hens at home.


We love sharing stories from beyond the mainstream.

Comics and zines

We collaborate with artists and activists.

Prints and artwork

A range of postcards, prints and other printed merch.


Cover of Keeping Hens book, showing title and colourful drawn image of three hens walking across a lawn.
Including donation to
British Hen Welfare Trust

Keeping Hens: A Chatty Guide to Chickens
by Jane Furnival

All the stuff you need to know to keep happy, healthy hens at home. Jane’s hilarious and heartwarming stories of life with Winchester the cockerel and his hen-pecked retinue will entertain animal lovers and inspire anyone who is thinking about keeping chickens.

Paperback, 134 pages. Expected November 2020


The Unschooled Life: One Family’s Home Education Adventure
by Lizi Gambell

Personal storytelling combined with practical and realistic advice for any family on a home education journey. Covers topics of unschooling and deschooling, screen time and conscious praise.

Paperback, 144 pages.

If you are a bookseller or library wishing to stock a Wide Open Sea title, you can order through Ingram or Gardners and benefit from the usual wholesale discounts.
Or contact us to order direct.

Postcard project

A micro-publishing project, sharing incredible women illustrators from history.

The first set presents Eleanor Vere Boyle, a Scottish artist known for her highly detailed, intensely atmospheric images.

£5.00 for five cards

Fundraising books

We’ve raised thousands of pounds for various charities with our well-designed, thoughtful and high quality art books. Using crowdfunding and limited print runs, we keep costs under control and maximise donations to good causes.

We’d love to hear your ideas for new fundraising publishing projects. Work with us to develop, design and crowdfund, and make your idea a reality.

“The book itself is beautiful and Wide Open Sea have done a great job AND you raised money for such a worthwhile charity. You are amazing!”


About Us

Established in 2019 by historian Alice Sage and Artist Jamie Kinroy, Wide Open Sea collaborates on thoughtful books with passionate souls.

From our cottage in the Scottish Borders, we look out to the wide horizon of possibilities from crowdfunding and indie publishing.

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