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:

Reds, Rebels and Radicals

by David Bell

The men and women featured in this book are an eclectic bunch. We have a mutineer; a couple of suffragettes, one of them framed for conspira …

Available (Published: July 2019)
ISBN: 9781910170632

£7.99

Click here for full info...

Homes and Places: A History of Nottingham’s Council Houses – 2nd edition

by Chris Matthews

Council housing in Nottingham is an essential part of the city’s history and identity. The slums of the nineteenth century laid the foundati …

Available (Published: June 2019)
ISBN: 9780993409332

£9.99

Click here for full info...

Rosie Hogarth

by Alexander Baron

In the spring of 1949, Jack Agass belatedly returns from the war to the working class street in Islington where he grew up. A proud, support …

Available (Published: June 2019)
ISBN: 9781910170694

£9.99

Click here for full info...

King Dido

by Alexander Baron

1911, East London. The police collaborate with racketeers to keep an uneasy peace, periodically broken by vicious street wars. Dido Peach co …

Available (Published: June 2019)
ISBN: 9781910170687

£9.99

Click here for full info...

So We Live: The Novels of Alexander Baron

edited by Andrew Whitehead, Ken Worpole, Susie Thomas

The novelist Alexander Baron (1917-1999) was born into a working class Jewish home in Hackney, joined the Communist Party as a young man, sa …

Available (Published: June 2019)
ISBN: 9781910170618

£12.99

Click here for full info...

With Hope, Farewell

by Alexander Baron

With Hope, Farewell was Alexander Baron’s first novel to explore Jewish working class life in fiction, and predated his The Lowlife, being p …

Available (Published: June 2019)
ISBN: 9781910170656

£9.99

Click here for full info...

Forthcoming titles

Sneinton People

by Dave Ablitt

This is Sneinton, inner city Nottingham, in the 1980s – a selection of interviews that first appeared in Sneinton Magazine. The interviews r …

Forthcoming (Due: September 2019)
ISBN: 9781910170670

£6.00

Click here for full info...

Winter at the Bookshop: Politics and Poverty, St Anns 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 2019)
ISBN: 9781910170663

£8.99

Click here for full info...

Welcome to the Cheap Seats: Silver Screen Portrayals of the British Working Class

by Andrew Graves

A fascinating trip around the side streets and back to backs of working class cinema, exploring the British New Wave kitchen sink dramas of …

Forthcoming (Due: September 2019)
ISBN: 9781910170625

£9.99

Click here for full info...

Unorthodox: LGBT+ Identity and Faith

edited by Sean Richardson

In modern Britain, what does it mean to be queer and religious? Unorthodox tells the stories of LGBT+ people of faith throughout the country …

Forthcoming (Due: October 2019)
ISBN: 9781910170601

£9.99

Click here for full info...

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: November 2019)
ISBN: 9781910170519

£9.99

Click here for full info...

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 2019)
ISBN: 9781910170311

£9.95

Click here for full info...