Humour, travel, engineering, architecture, family life – we have it covered
Funny drawings and light verse
Our bestsellers are books by leading writers. In Very Heath Robinson you can experience ‘the peculiar pleasure’, as H. G. Wells put it, of turning over the humorous drawings of one of the 20th century’s most celebrated illustrators, introduced by Adam Hart-Davis and Philip Pullman and reproduced on matching cards and coasters. You can take a stake in publishing history by acquiring limited editions of the book in birch or walnut cases. In another of our bestsellers, When Grandmama Fell Off The Boat, you can wallow in the ruthless rhymes of Harry Graham, master lyricist of the inter-war musical stage.
Hilarious! Buy it, keep it! Always something new to discover.
Amazon customer review of Very Heath Robinson
Bestselling baby memory books
If you want a gift for an expectant or new mother, get a Kate Greenaway Baby Book or a Kate Greenaway First Year Baby Book to fill in with details of her child’s first steps, first words and other fleeting moments which are quickly forgotten if not written down.
Travelling in the wild with bestselling authors
In Wild Britain, Wild Ireland and Wild Italy you can enjoy richly evocative travel writing and photography as our authors introduce you to some of the least visited parts of Europe, where you can escape from the modern world.
Bestselling engineering and architecture books
In The Power of Steam Asa Briggs tells you how steam drove everything from locomotives to lawn mowers, and in The Railways of Britain Jack Simmons recounts how railways superseded the horse and enabled the growth of cities. In The Railway Heritage of Britain O. S. Nock and Gordon Biddle list the architectural and civil engineering landmarks of the age.
House and home
In the UK a quarter of the national housing stock is Victorian. How to live comfortably in a house more than a hundred years old is a question that confronts millions of us. In The Victorian House Book the interior designer Robin Guild explains how to modernise your home while respecting its period details.
A stunning (and huge) book full of glossy pictures and practical advice…
Amazon customer review of The Victorian House Book