Sidekick Headbooks No. 1

NOTE: RUFFIAN READY copies have mild cover damage or imperfections due to their scrapping and mischief. Inner pages are as new. Grab a bruiser of a bargain!

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Aquanauts is a multi-tentacled, technicolour haul from the underwater realms, advancing from the rich broth of garden ponds to the immutable dark of the deep sea. It’s your very own unreliable handbook to sharks and skates, subs and spookfish, vile jellies and sorrowful shipwrecks, with pages to record your own facts, findings, ideas and journal entries. Keep it with you, fill it up, and pass it on, or stow it way for later enthralment.

176pp, ISBN 978-1-909560-26-0

Please note: Due to customs issues, we can no longer ship directly to Europe. European friends, please order from our distributors at Inpress or through your local bookshop.

30 in stock


Headbooks: headlong expeditions into the half-known. A blend of the factual and fantastical, the lyrical and the visual – and fully customisable, with scrapbook and do-it-yourself pages. Get creative and join us on our foray.

Aquanauts is the first book in the series, and is a deep dive into the layers and landscapes of the underwater world. Meet and respond to lanternfish, sorrowful shipwrecks and an exquisite oarfish. Surface with your own unique book in your flipper.

“But whatever the response, there is a buoyant feeling of initiative being handed over – back – to the reader: ownership of these various adventures is shared in this subversive, disruptive manual. Such an approach must be closer to the heart of poetry than that of many a more earnest anthology.”
Richard Westcott, North magazine


Rowyda Amin, Urvashi Bahuguna, Tessa Berring, Clive Birnie, Penny Boxall, Sean Burn, Chelsea Cargill, James Coghill, Holly Corfield Carr, Amy Evans, Giles Goodland, Matt Haigh, Edmund Hardy, Kirsten Irving, Rob Mackenzie,
Phil Madden, Ceri May, Stephen Nelson, Gabrielle Nolan, Richard O’Brien, Abi Palmer, Abigail Parry, Phoebe Power,
Shauna Robertson, Penelope Shuttle, Chris Sakellaridis, Jon Stone, Kate Wakeling, Mike West, Jennifer Wong.