welcome to porter house of publishing

THe home of Cecilia Drozda-Porter and Martin Tilbrook Gardener.

Our moonlit house is a refuge of dreams, inspiration and visions where voices become words and words become books that fly away with stories, pictures, poems and music.


abOut POrteR hOuSe

The flavour of our books, published with period-style illustrations from the pen of Cecilia Drozda-Porter, is unashamedly old-fashioned, revealing a love of the English language in telling good, and often thought-provoking stories, both from our own Isles and the wider world.

Similarly, music written and performed exclusively for Porter House of Publishing by classical composer Martin Tilbrook Gardener, is created from a lifetime of musical experience following the established good practice of classical training.



Master Charlie Chaplin

"Ladies and gentlemen, we have for your delectation tonight a very young gentleman indeed, who is making an early debut on the English stage with that popular comic song, especially for you, Jack Jones!"

The Book