Photo of Ross Burgess in his studys

Ross Burgess — Publications

Author of:

UNIX Systems for Microcomputers, Blackwell Scientific Publications, 1988; 2nd impression with update, 1990. ISBN 0-632-02036-9.

Joint author of three books (with Joseph St John Bate):

The Automated Office, Collins, 1985. ISBN 0-00-383008-X; also translated into Italian and Spanish.

Office automation using the IBM personal computer systems, Collins, 1986. ISBN 0-0-383104-3.

The Amstrad PC 1512 — a user guide, Collins, 1987; 2nd Edition Blackwell, 1989. ISBN 0-632-02399-6.

Short stories

'Friday Night' and 'The Reunion'. Both included in A Boxful of Ideas, edited by John Dixon and Jeffrey Doorn (Paradise Press, 2016. ISBN 978-1-904585-86-2) for which Ross did the typographical layout.

Editor of:

IBM, small and medium systems (Pergamon Infotech State of the Art Report, 1986). ISBN 0-08-034-0903.

Diverse Performances — Masculinities and the Victorian Stage by the late David Haldane Lawrence (Paradise Press, 2014). ISBN 978-1-904585-74-9

Amiable Warriors — a history of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality and its times by Peter Scott-Presland (Paradise Press, Volume One published 2015: ISBN 978-1-904585-75-6). Volume Two in preparation.

Falkland and its People 1901—1913 Research by Thomas Playfair (The Falkland Society, 2020). ISBN 978-1-9161504-0-9.

Copy editor and contributor to:

Out of the Shadows — a History of the pioneering London Gay Groups and Organisations 1967–2000, Bona Street Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0-9566091-0-6.

Typography and layout for:

Two Lives, by Andrew Cooper, Paradise Press, 2017, ISBN 978-1-904585-88-6.

We want to tell you how...: An anthology of poetry and prose celebrating women's loves, lives and landmarks, edited by Stephanie DIckinson and Pat Dungey, Paradise Press, 2018, ISBN 978-1-904585-89-3.

Michael Harth: Selected Stories, edited by John DIxon and Jeff Doorn, Paradise Press, 2019, ISBN 978-1-90-4585-90-9.

Michael Harth: Selected Lyrics, edited by John DIxon and Jeff Doorn, Paradise Press, 2021, ISBN 978-1-904585-91-6.

Whispering Campaigns and tother stories by John Dixon, Paradise Press, 2023, ISBN 978-1-904585-78-7

Academic paper:

Past Caring: Creating an archive for LGBT history. The Third ‘What is & How to Do LGBT History?’ Conference, Manchester, February 2016.


  • CHE (Campaign for Homosexual Equality)
  • CHERT (CHE Research Trust)
  • SLG (South London Gays)

For a longer list of websites maintained by Ross and Foxearth IT Solutions, see

Regular contributor to:

Thanks to all those who designed the amazing covers below, including Dorian Aroyo (Two Lives); Stephanie Dickinson (We want to tell you how); Mike Lorenzini (Michael Harth Selected Stories); David Tilbury (Amiable Warriors Volume One and Diverse Performances); Russell Wilson (A Boxful of Ideas and Whispering Campaigns); cover image for Falkland and its People by Peter Jones.

Cover of "UNIX Systems for Microcomputer" Cover of "The Automated Office" Cover of "The Automated Office (Italian version) Cover of "The Automated Office (Spanish version) Cover of "Out of the Shadows" Cover of "Falkland and its People" Cover of "The Amstrad PC1512: A Users's Guide" (1st edition) Cover of "The Amstrad PC1512: A Users's Guide" (2nd edition) Cover of IBM PC book Cover of "IBM Small and Medium Systems" Cover of "Diverse Performances" Cover of "Amiable Warriors" Volume One Cover of "A Boxful of Ideas"  Cover of "MIchael Harth: Selected stories" Cover of "MIchael Harth: Selected Lyrics" Cover of "Two Lives" Cover of "We want to tell you how" Cover of "Whispering Campaigns"