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All our publications are in stock and available to buy from us, through bookshops, from your usual supplier or online.  They are also in many libraries.

We no longer sell through Amazon.

Gretton Books is a small publisher based in Cambridge, England established in 2009.  To mark our 10th anniversary in 2019 all book prices have been reduced by at least one-sixth (in one case by a third). These prices will be held until the end of 2019.

We do not accept unsolicited manuscripts; the list is added to only by specific commissions.  It publishes both books and pamphlets, usually non-fiction covering history and politics since the nineteenth century, some fiction and walking guides as well.

New commission: The first of our ‘6×6 guides … Six Famous Women Who, Where and When’ has just been published.  This is for Cambridge and is available as a free  download from our website or at a nominal cost where sold.  We intend to produce other women only guides for towns and cities in the UK of a similar size (i.e.,  less than 200,000 population) and would welcome proposals.  

Continuing commissions: We are still seeking original non-fiction that links literature and social reform, and are open to proposals for out-of-copyright books that deserve to be re-printed.

Our contact details are on the final page.

Free Downloads

6X6 Guide 1 Six famous Cambridge women

Liverpool Lives summary

Pas-de-deux summary

Village views pamphlet

Kingsley Wood overall synopsis

Charles Ryle Fay preface

Living History extract

Some key people in 1809

1809 Between Hope and History synopsis