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:

Poems of a Nottingham Lace-Runner

by Mary Bailey

Mary Bailey’s is a unique female voice in the masculine world of nineteenth-century Nottingham working-class poetry. A ‘lace-runner’ whose s …

Available (Published: August 2022)
ISBN: 9781915434005


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Don’t Blame the Blacks

by George Powe

Don’t Blame the Blacks was written by George Powe in 1958, at a time of race riots in Nottingham, and Notting Hill in London. At the time th …

Available (Published: June 2022)
ISBN: 9781910170984


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Feminism Before the First Wave

by Zoe Fairbairns

“I have no quarrel with the use of waves as a metaphor for feminism. On the contrary – waves and feminism have a lot in common. Waves are po …

Available (Published: May 2022)
ISBN: 9781910170946


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by Cathy Grindrod

The poems in Surrender approach life from the viewpoint of experience – as a daughter,  parent, writer, and confused human. Cathy Grindrod e …

Available (Published: March 2022)
ISBN: 9781910170953


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500 Years of Struggle: A People’s History of Nottingham

by The Nottingham Communist Party (1949)

500 Years of Struggle – a people’s history of Nottingham was published in 1949 and sold for threepence. This pamphlet is not without anachro …

Available (Published: March 2022)
ISBN: 9781910170762


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Two Short Stories

by DH Lawrence

The Prussian Officer and Other Stories, DH Lawrence’s first collection of short stories, was published in England in 1914 and in the USA in …

Available (Published: March 2022)
ISBN: 9781910170922


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Forthcoming titles

Cuba ’62: Preludes to a World Crisis

by JS Tennant, Richard Hollis

A montage of text and instants by Richard Hollis and JS Tennant. With Juan Goytisolo, Luc Chessex, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Agnès Varda, Andrew …

Forthcoming (Due: September 2022)
ISBN: 9781910170991


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The Leaves of Southwell

by Nikolaus Pevsner and Frederick Attenborough

A facsimile edition of Nikolaus Pevsner’s 1945 King Penguin book with a new introduction by Gillian Darley. The Leaves of Southwell is an an …

Forthcoming (Due: October 2022)
ISBN: 9781910170977


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The World is in Our Words

by Chris Searle

‘Pick up The World is in Our Words and be enthused by energy unbounded, going in several directions at once. [Chris Searle’s] life is a chal …

Forthcoming (Due: October 2022)
ISBN: 9781910170915


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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: May 2022)
ISBN: 9781910170519


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