Ginger Pop Publishing is an independent book publisher based in Dorset. It is dedicated to producing beautiful,
thought-provoking books with an ethos of place and belonging.

Vivienne Endecott moved from south east London to rural Dorset when she was seven years old and was the first non-white child in her village school. Vivienne studied Environmental Economics and Environmental Management at The University of York, because she wanted to make a difference. She founded the Dorset Scrapstore and ran the Ginger Pop Shop in Corfe Castle. She is a conservation volunteer, a bell ringer and a supporter of the North Dorset Railway at Shillingstone Station.

Vivienne initially wrote Exploring Englishness as a gift book for those who have become new British Citizens. She says of the government’s book “it’s great revision for a pub quiz! Exploring Englishness is the next step, giving our new citizens that little bit of confidence to get out and explore their new country in a way that is fun, affordable and family friendly.

Exploring Englishness would make a good Gap Year Challenge for students who are asking the age old question “who am I?” Vivienne says “in the summer of 2018, a BBC survey found that over half of young adults who live in England are uncomfortable with an English identity. I fear that in the next decade the UK will break up, so being British will no longer be an option! My own experience is that by joining in and caring for where I live, I have developed a deep sense of belonging.”

Exploring Englishness is also for anyone who feels battered by Brexit and wants to press the reset button! It would make for an interesting retirement project.

I really don’t mind if someone wants to identify as English or not, but I am very bothered that everyone feels happy and at home here.”

Founded in 2018, Ginger Pop Publishing is an independent book publisher based in Dorset. It is dedicated to producing beautiful, thought-provoking books with an ethos of place and belonging.

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