Searchable Texts

The Hedge Press Searchable Texts

Our freely available online texts each have a tailored search utility which enables you to pick out topics of interest, or to select a search term from the list of all significant words in the text:

  1. Read and explore the text of Anthony Ryle’s diary, written in his teenage years during the Second World War. The text here is the whole of the edited version published as Diary from the Edge 1940-1944: a wartime adolescence. The original diary in 4 volumes is in the Imperial War Museum Department of Documents – ‘Private Papers of A Ryle: Documents.24999’

  3. Read and explore the original statements of witnesses and accused women  recorded for the trial of Susan Swapper and Anne Taylor for witchcraft at Rye, Sussex, 1607-1609. The documents are at East Sussex Record Office: ‘Papers concerning the trial of Susannah Swapper and Ann Taylor for Witchcraft: RYE 13’. This case is the focus of our publication Rye Spirits, by Annabel Gregory.