Welcome to Two Roads

It’s year three for Two Roads, filled with wonderful books, passionate authors – some already established, some new, all incredibly talented –  and great new projects. This website is where you can discover our writers and learn more about their work.  We publish about 10-12 books a year, both fiction and non-fiction – all strong narrative and great stories with heart and intelligence.

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But, most importantly, we hope that whenever you come across a Two Roads title you’ll recognise our love for  stories… voices… places… lives… and discover a page-turning book you love reading and want to recommend to your friends.

This mantra is the compass that guides us in our incredible journey and it’s what we believe makes Two Roads truly special.  We hope you enjoy what you find here.

Lisa Highton,




Recollections, reviews and other prose

Loved for her poetry, Wendy Cope has also written prose all her life. This collection contains the best of her published and unpublished essays, reviews and recollections. A must-have companion book for Wendy’s fans and anyone who’s ever fallen in love, tried to give up smoking, or consoled themselves that they’ll never be quite as old as Mick Jagger.

Read more about the book here.




Under the Wide and Starry Sky The much anticipated  second  novel from Nancy Horan, New York Times bestselling author of Loving Frank, which tells the passionate and turbulent story of Robert Louis Stevenson and his tempestuous American wife, Fanny ~Ambitious and often breathtaking’  Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife

Where Memories Go ~From broadcaster Sally Magnusson comes an inspiring memoir of a family’s love for a mother – and a searing manifesto for change. ~ An extraordinarily moving memoir.‘ Alexander McCall Smith ~ ‘Intensely moving and inspiring.‘ Joanna Lumley  SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle ~ Kirsty Wark’s first novel, a captivating and haunting story of the richness beneath seemingly ordinary lives and the threads that hold women together. ~ Completely enchanting. the story of two women’s intertwined lives draws you in and holds you spellbound to the end.‘ Penny Vincenzi

Love and Treasure ~ The remarkable new novel by New York Times bestselling author Ayelet Waldman, spanning continents and a hundred years of turbulent history, encompassing war and revolution, the history of art, feminism and psychoanalysis, depicting the range of human feeling from the darkness of a shattered Europe to the ordinary heartbreaks of a contemporary New York woman ~ ‘A novel to love and treasure’ Philippa Gregory 

Above ~ A stunning and harrowing novel about a sixteen-year-old girl who is abducted and locked underground by a survivalist who is convinced the end of the world is going to happen. By award-winning author Isla Morley. ~ ‘An audacious page-turner.’ Publishers Weekly ~ ‘Powerful… very intriguing and provocative.’ Kirkus reviews

Remember Me Like ThisWritten by Bret Anthony Johnston, Director of Creative Writing at Harvard, this is a compelling exploration of human morality, a story about a family coming back together after a missing son comes home. ~  flawless storytelling… I love this book’ John Irving   wise, moving, and troubling’ Tom Perrotta

Life, Love & The Archers – Wendy Cope   Best known for her poetry, this prose collection includes pieces from a lifetime of published and unpublished work – reflecting on subjects from childhood, daring to write poetry, and television reviewing,  to giving up smoking, falling in love and weddings.

And a sneak peek at at the first few months of 2015 …

Soil ~ the Coen Brothers meet Daniel Woodrell’s Winter’s Bone in the debut novel of American independent bookseller Jamie Kornegay,  Canadian author Carrie Snyder‘s debut about a pioneering athlete in the 1920s,  Girl Runner and a new book from Gretchen Rubin on habit – Better Than Before.









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