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:

Curious King’s Cross

by Andrew Whitehead

Sex, pubs and rock’n’roll – King’s Cross has it all, and so much more … from a fish-and-chip shop once bugged by MI5 to London’s most endu …

Available (Published: November 2018)
ISBN: 9781910170564

£9.95

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Benefits

by Zoe Fairbairns

It is summer… a heat wave… tense, uneasy days in the city. There are ominous signs of political turbulence in the dying years of the twe …

Available (Published: June 2018)
ISBN: 9781910170571

£9.99

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A Brief History of Whistling

by Allan Chatburn, John Lucas

Whistling has been used for work, entertainment, self-expression and communication, including secret communication. The authors were inspire …

Available (Published: March 2018)
ISBN: 9781907869990

£7.99

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Destroying the Baby in Themselves – Why the two boys killed James Bulger

by David Jackson

That blurred, foggy frame of the security video has become engraved on the public conscience. We can never know the whole truth of what foll …

Available (Published: February 2018)
ISBN: 9781910170533

£6.00

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The Fear of Being Seen as White Losers – White working-class masculinities and the killing of Stephen Lawrence

by David Jackson

Using the police surveillance video transcript and the Martin Bashir interview with the suspects on Tonight, David Jackson interprets how th …

Available (Published: February 2018)
ISBN: 9781910170540

£6.00

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William Morris’s Socialist Diary

edited by Florence Boos

William Morris was the most prominent artist and writer to embrace the new socialist movement of the 1880s. As the leader of one of Britain’ …

Available (Published: February 2018)
ISBN: 9781910170496

£10.00

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Forthcoming titles

Minnie Lansbury: Suffragette, Socialist, Rebel Councillor

by Janine Booth

This is a story of a remarkable young woman who became a popular champion and whose tragically early death broke the hearts of her family, f …

Forthcoming (Due: November 2018)
ISBN: 9781910170557

£12.99

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A Princess Comes to Our Town

by Rose Fyleman

Princess Finestra doesn’t want to marry the boring prince her mother and father, the Fairy King and Queen, have chosen for her. She wants to …

Forthcoming (Due: December 2018)
ISBN: 9781910170519

£9.99

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Curious Golders Green

by Alan Dein

At the dawn of the twentieth century, Golders Green was not much more than a crossroads surrounded by fields. Then the Northern Line arrived …

Forthcoming (Due: November 2018)
ISBN: 9781910170311

£9.95

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