Welcome to the Trouser Press Web-Site
Trouser Press was established in 1989. It is a small British publishing company, set
up by Mel Rees.
Mel Rees was born in 1947 and lived in Battersea, South London, until he was 21 years
of age. He married and moved to Ash Vale, Surrey, where he continues to live. He is the father of
three children, managed to get rid of two, any suggestions for disposal of the third greatly
Having written his first semi-autobiographical book in 1989 (written under the
pseudonym Anthony Mann) he was unable to find a publisher. Taking the bull by the horns he decided
to create "TROUSER PRESS".
In addition to being a writer Mel is also available for talks and is a regular
speaker to women's groups, clubs, etc. within the south-east. Several talks are available:
"Brought to Book - My Family and Other Setbacks!"
"Brought to Book Too - Thats Life!"
"And Another Thing I Meant to Say.....!";
"You'll Never Believe It But.....!";
"A Funny Thing Happened On The Way.....!"
The talks are a light-hearted look at life, snobbery, children who won't leave home and
mothers who will live long beyond your own life-expectancy. They last from 40 minutes to one hour
but may be tailored to suit your own requirements.
Fees are negotiable. Contact us for further
Since its inception, Trouser Press has, in the last twenty-odd years, published five books, all
of which have been successfully sold through leading bookshops such as WH Smiths, Waterstones
and many independent bookstores. The latest book "Last Mann Standing" was
published in March 2010, in which Mel continues to enlighten his readers with witty comment on our
world. In April 2012 the latest talking book "It's A MANN Thing" was released upon an
unsuspecting public! At the same time the previous talking books were re-pressed (as opposed to
of the humour found in his books results from observations of life, linked with the absurd, the
over-stated and the self-delusions of those who control our everyday lives - from the hunting of
animals with dogs, vivisection, the wholesale destruction of our countryside, to the fortunes of
Aldershot Football Club. It's all here - and less!
The five titles currently in the Trouser Press collection are:
From Where I Sit
As I Was Saying
The Further Thoughts of Chair Mann
Last Mann Standing
To find out more, take a look at the Titles page.
NEW! I've been dragged screaming and shouting into the digital age and you may now
order and pay online using PayPal (which includes a credit/debit card facility at the PayPal site).
Use the shopping buttons on the Titles page to place your order.
Not content with putting pen to paper you can now hear the latest news, views and comments from
Anthony Mann on CD.
From the overstated to the understaffed
Law and order, Asylum, Compensation and Fox Hunting (Still!!)
160 minutes (approx.) of unadulterated humour
A MANN AT LAST - He gets it off YOUR chest!
A MANN FOR ALL REASONS - More musings on our mad world!
IT'S A MANN THING - Free from the shackles of politically correct