Thank you for visiting.  Each book we publish has a dedicated page on this site 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  great stories told with heart and intelligence. 2019 marks our eighth year of publishing and we couldn’t be prouder of all our wonderful authors on the road so far.

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.

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Stories . . . Ruth Hogan’s third novel, Queenie Malone’s Paradise Hotel, is an uplifting story filled with the magic of friendship and long-hidden secrets . . .  Peter Hanington’s second novel A Single Source, is set in the midst of the Arab Spring . . .

Voices . . . there’s something infinitely soothing about a Gretchen Rubin book, and her latest, Outer Order Inner Calm, is no exception – it will help you declutter and organise to make more room for happiness (and books) . . . Janet Ellis is back with How It Was, a darkly compelling novel of a marriage going wrong in 1970s rural Kent . . .

Places . . . Kirsty Wark has written another brilliantly atmospheric novel, this time set on the shores of Loch Doon – watch out for The House by the Loch this June . . . the nation’s favourite gardener Monty Don and renowned photographer Derry Moore, the duo behind the highly acclaimed Paradise Gardens, are back with a moving, very personal exploration of the finest Japanese Gardens . . . 

Lives . . . Therese Anne Fowler paints a glittering portrait of Gilded Age New York in A Well-Behaved Womanthe novel of Alva Vanderbilt, social climber and rule-breaker  . . . Babita Sharma explores the making of modern Britain in The Corner Shop . . . 

Looking ahead to 2020 . . . there’s so much to look forward to! You can expect superb new historical novels from Sally Magnusson and Guinevere Glasfurd, plus a stunning debut from Karen Raney that fans of Celeste Ng and John Boyne will absolutely love . . . and there’s The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles, a wonderful novel set in Paris during WWII which tells the story of the American Library and the lengths people went to to keep the books and each other safe . . . we’ll be setting sail with Sian Evans in Maiden Voyages in the autumn, a fascinating history of the effect that the Transatlantic crossings had on women’s lives. . . Alice Tarbuck will be walking us through The Witch’s Year in a spell-binding guide to the history, politics and rituals behind the modern witchcraft . . . plus the story of New York’s iconic all-female hotel from the Jazz Age to the present day – The Barbizon by Paulina Bren . . .

Lisa Highton, Publisher  

Kate Craigie, Senior Editor

Kat Burdon, Editorial Assistant

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

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