Two Roads publishes around 15 books a year – strong, page-turning stories either fiction or non-fiction.

Our non-fiction favours strong narrative: from social history to personal memoirs, the voices and topics we publish are diverse, engaging, and the sort of book you want to talk about with everyone as soon as you’ve finished reading.


In March we publish Melanie McGrath’s PIE AND MASH DOWN THE ROMAN ROAD, a fascinating history of the past century East End through the windows of G Kelly’s Pie and Mash shop, and the lives and loves of its regulars. 

Father, TV producer and comedy writer Henry Normal has written A NORMAL FAMILY with his wife Angela Pell, a book about life with their son, Johnny, who was diagnosed with autism as a child. This is a book for anyone who’s life has been touched by autism; honest, hilarious and moving.

PARADISE GARDENS records Monty Don and Derry Moore’s travels through six countries and some of the world’s most stunning Islamic gardens.

HOW TO SURVIVE THE END OF THE WORLD (WHEN IT’S IN YOUR OWN HEAD), which does exactly what it says on the tin: an actually helpful and hilarious guide to coping with anxiety.

GIRL ON THE LINE is a unique insight into life in Met, and what it means to work looking after the streets of London as a female constable, taking in everything from foot chases to petty bureaucracy and foiled terrorist attacks.

In May we also publish NATIVES, a searing modern polemic from Akala on race and class in twenty-first century Britain, haunted by and yet in denial of its colonial past.

PLUS … the newest from Susan Calman and a follow-up to NIGEL, more adventures with David Attenborough in JOURNEYS TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD and the latest instalment from Riad Sattouf, ARAB OF THE FUTURE 3.


We started 2017 with BOOKS FOR LIVING by Will Schwalbe, which celebrates the simple transformative power of books.

In June came THE GENDER GAMES by Juno Dawson; part memoir, part manifesto, it looks at why we are all being messed up by gender, and what we can – what we must – do about it.

THE FOUR TENDENCIES by Gretchen Rubin helped us find out why we are the way we are; if you want to know whether you’re an Obliger, a Rebel, an Upholder or  a Questioner, take the quiz here.

Then there was the follow-up to the best-seller Arthur, ARTHUR AND FRIENDSwhich continued the adventures of this lucky rescue dog, and included stories of rescue dogs from all over the world.

Last but certainly not least, we published Sir David Attenborough’s ADVENTURES OF A YOUNG NATURALIST. This book follows the filming of Attenborough’s first series for the BBC, Zoo Quest, and is a remarkable account of how times have changed.

In the spirit of TWO ROADS, these are strong voices and amazing lives, taking us all over the world with stories to love and recommend.

We hope you enjoy them too.

Lisa Highton, Publisher | Kate Hewson, Editorial Director Non-fiction | Kat Burdon, Editorial Assistant

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