Welcome To Five Leaves Publications

Five Leaves is a small publisher based in Nottingham, publishing 10-15 books a year. Our roots are radical and literary. These days our main areas of interest are social history, politics, poetry, Nottingham, London and cityscape.

You can browse our latest books below, choose a category to browse from the left-hand menu, or search for a specific book using the search box above.

All books can be bought through our secure site (with a PayPal account or a credit/debit card). Our books are also available from bookshops, and of course, all are available at our own bookshop in Nottingham. If in London, you will find most of our books in stock at Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, five minutes from Kings Cross.

You can also order from us by phone on 0115 837 3097.

Our latest titles:

The Stories In Between

by Teresa Forrest

Teresa Forrest’s debut pamphlet, The Stories in Between, explores heritage, relationships and what it means to belong. Poems about family me …

Available (Published: December 2023)
ISBN: 9781915434111

£7.00

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North by Northnorth

by Elvire Roberts

In her debut pamphlet North by Northnorth, Elvire Roberts goes off-compass to find the vanishing point towards True North. She treads her wa …

Available (Published: December 2023)
ISBN: 9781915434128

£7.00

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Beyond Caring

by Trish Kerrison

These poems are written by the mother of two young men with a life-limiting condition about her role as their carer. There is no trace of se …

Available (Published: September 2023)
ISBN: 9781915434104

£7.00

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Miriam’s Farm: the story of Haggs Farm, D.H. Lawrence and the Chambers family

edited by Clive Leivers

D.H. Lawrence found in Haggs Farm (Underwood, Notts), its residents and the surrounding countryside, his “first incentive to write”. The far …

Available (Published: July 2023)
ISBN: 9781915434074

£10.00

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Lawrence’s Muse: Jessie Chambers Wood through her own writing

edited by Clive Leivers

Haggs Farm, the surrounding landscape and the Chambers family, especially Jessie, provided the models for much of D.H. Lawrence’s early writ …

Available (Published: July 2023)
ISBN: 9781915434081

£8.00

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She Will Allow Her Wings

by Jane Bluett

Five Leaves returns to poetry publishing with the first in a series of debut pamphlets by East Midlands writers. From Blackpool to Brighton, …

Available (Published: May 2023)
ISBN: 9781915434098

£7.00

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Forthcoming titles

One Woman’s War: Essays Written in War, for Peace

by Dana Mills

On October 7th 2023 the lives of all Israelis and all Palestinians changed forever. Hamas killed over 1200 Israelis and others, then Israel …

Forthcoming (Due: March 2024)
ISBN: 9781915434159

£10.00

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Relief Map

by Jan Norton

Jan Norton’s debut pamphlet, Relief Map, traces her journey from a working-class Welsh Valleys childhood to where she finds herself on the m …

Forthcoming (Due: March 2024)
ISBN: 9781915434142

£7.00

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Keep All the Parts

by Roy Young

A well-known conservationist once remarked that the first law of intelligent tinkering is to save all the parts. The scale of our impact on …

Forthcoming (Due: March 2024)
ISBN: 9781915434135

£7.00

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Rosehill: Portraits from a Midlands City, and other stories

by Carol Lake

Forty years after Rosehill won the Guardian fiction award Carol Lake wrote a set of new stories to accompany the original set. These linked …

Forthcoming (Due: March 2024)
ISBN: 9781915434036

£12.00

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Winter at the Bookshop: Politics and Poverty, St Ann’s in the 1960s

by Sylvia Riley

Winter at the Bookshop was a raw, warm, cold experience. Raw with chapped fingers clutching kettles of boiling water from the gas-stove, mul …

Forthcoming (Due: November 2023)
ISBN: 9781915434043

£9.99

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Anarchism: People and Ideas

by Colin Ward

The word ‘anarchism’ tends to conjure up images of aggressive protest against government, and – recently – of angry demon­strations against …

Forthcoming (Due: November 2023)
ISBN: 9781915434029

£8.00

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