Old King Cole Publishing Ltd

Yeliz Hakki
Yeliz Hakki
Yeliz began to love drawing in her mid-twenties and realised that she was quite good. She had always wanted to do something creative, however, she was unsure how or what. For some time Yeliz assisted in a Tattoo Parlour, drew for friends and then one day she drew what we now know as the front cover for her fabulous debut children's book, Flynn's Window. This was inspired by her cat Flynn who seemed to be constantly daydreaming whilst looking out of the window. She mainly draws pen and ink style and she is influenced by Chris Riddell, Alphonse Mucha, Beatrix Potter, John Tenniel, Tim Burton and Dr Zuess. Yeliz writes and Illustrates part-time whilst being a superstar in her day job for a fantastic large company in London, U.K.
Lisba Osakwe
Lisba Osakwe
L.A. Osakwe was born in Belize. She has travelled extensively throughout the U.S., spending many years in New York where she obtained her BA degree in English from Hunter College.  Her travels allowed her to have interesting perspectives on the places and people who have crossed her path.
Currently, she resides with her family in Belize.
Norman Burkitt
Norman Burkitt
Left school at fifteen in 1962. Worked in Fleet Street for a while and had many other jobs including Meat Porter, Road Construction Worker and Baker, just to name a few.

Loves reading; anything and everything. Been interested in Motorcycles all my life and the culture surrounding them.

Family: Farm workers on Mother’s side (Essex), mother’s maiden name ‘Oliver’.
Father’s family: Dockers (stevedores), Grandad was a Deal Porter in Surrey Docks, residing in Peckham and Deptford.
Old King Cole Publishing Ltd
International Book Publishers

All books are available in book shops and available to buy online.

We did it! How proud we are of what we have achieved. We love the books which we have published (we will only ever publish fantastic books which we know people would want to read) and we love the fact that we have had this opportunity to help others achieve their dream of being published authors.

Not bad for a couple of ladies who knew nothing of the world of publishing. At times it’s been tough, however, it’s been exciting and we thoroughly enjoy it.  We will never give up on our authors or our plan of being a respected and successful publishing house.
Onwards and upwards!
Flynn's Window
Flynn's Window with Friends
An African Story: The Marriage
Burkitt's Book of Bad Motorcycle Poetry

Contact Us
Address:- London office
Kent Office
26, Rhodes Court,
5 Jefferson Place,
Kent BR2 9FY
London   +4420 7043 7982

Email:      Nadine Cole
                Publishing Director

Email:      Jan King
                 Creative Director