Each book we publish has a dedicated page (click the drop-down menu on the toolbar above) full of extra information.  We’re not a large imprint, but we like to think we are mighty. We publish about 15 books a year,  voice-driven fiction and non-fiction – all strong narrative and great stories with heart and intelligence. 2018 marks our seventh year of publishing and we couldn’t be prouder of all our wonderful authors on the road so far.

*Please note we not accepting submissions until further notice. Sorry!*


STORIES … we started the year with The Cactus, Sarah Haywood’s debut novel, whose prickly protagonist Susan Green discovers that it’s never too late to bloom The Sealwoman’s Gift is Sally Magnusson’s debut novel of an Icelandic woman abducted and sold into slavery in Algiers, based on a true incident in 17th century Icelandic history and now chosen for the Zoe Ball ITV Book Club   Ruth Hogan is back with a wonderful cast of new characters in The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoesand in true life tales, we take a step back in time with An Armful of Babies and a Cup of Tea, the charming memoirs of a 1950s health visitor

VOICES …  Everyone’s Strictly favourite Susan Calman is back with her second book – Sunny Side Up: a story of kindness and joy – she’s on a one-woman mission to restore the nation’s kindness and get us all dancing for joy … Aaron Gillies, aka @TechnicallyRon on Twitter, has written a hilarious (and actually useful) anxiety survival guide, How to Survive the End of the World (when it’s in your own head) … and Akala’s searing social commentary, Natives, examines the state of race and class in Britain today and, by way of contrast, Cunk on Everything is Philomena Cunk’s guide to, er, everything you wish to know so you don’t have to bother again – a milestone in cultural history.

PLACES… the beautiful Paradise Gardens records Monty Don and Derry Moore’s travels through six countries and some of the world’s most stunning Islamic gardens … Melanie McGrath’s Pie and Mash Down the Roman Road covers a century of life and love in the East End through the windows of G Kelly’s Pie and Mash shop  Walk the Camino with Two Steps Forward, a novel of (blisters) and second chances by husband and wife team Graeme Simsion (author of The Rosie Project) and Anne Buist …  Elena Varvello’s stunning Italian thriller Can You Hear Me?  is a summer reading hit and look forward to more adventures with Sir David Attenborough this autumn, as Journeys to the Other Side of the World takes us all the way to Australia via Madagascar and New Guinea …  and finally Helen Russell’s Atlas of Happiness takes us around the world in happiness concepts.

LIVES …In  A Normal Family comedy writer and television producer Henry Normal and his wife, Angela Pell, have written an honest, moving memoir of life with their son, Johnny, who was diagnosed with autism as a child  Girl on the Line is a fascinating memoir from Alice Vinten on life as an officer in the London Met, covering everything from petty crime to terrorist attacks to heartbreaking domestic situations)  plus the latest instalment of Riad Sattouf’s powerful graphic memoir,  Arab of the Future 3.

Every book we publish is one we want to press into readers’ hands and say, ‘You must read this!’ We hope you feel the same.

Lisa Highton, Publisher  

Kate Hewson, Editorial Director Non-fiction

 Kat Burdon, Editorial Assistant

Publicity enquiries to lisa.highton@hodder.co.uk






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