See Events page for opportunities to buy a signed copy of Despatch Rider and to meet the editor and chat about the discovery of the diary on which the book is based.


Lots of 5* reviews  on  Amazon - see 'Reviews' page

New content added to 'Sgt Raymond Alvey RAF' page


Over 1000 hardback copies sold (and more than 1300 Kindle/ebooks)


Articles on 'Vintage British Bikes' and Pen and Sword's 'Warfare magazine' websites


Review by Ian Hay- Campbell, Friends of the National Archives


Review by Paul Norman in Books Monthly


Review in Nacelle (Triumph Owners'  magazine)


'Despatch Rider' is spotted on the (bottom) shelves at Foyles - and the top shelf at The National Archives!


'Despatch Rider' is featured in Classic Motorcycle magazine


Forthcoming talks and events - see EVENTS

Buy the book!

Despatch Rider on the Western Front 1915-18 can be bought direct from the publishers: Pen and Sword Books; from Amazon, or through any good bookshop.


If you have any queries please email me:

Contact us

David Venner
2 South View

High Street

High Bickington


North Devon EX37 9AX

Phone: 01769 560417


If you wish to buy the book direct from the publishers, the contact details are:


Pen and Sword Books Ltd

47 Church St,


S Yorkshire S70 2AS


01226 734222


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