Andy Peden Smith is the founder and managing director of McNidder & Grace, an independent publishing house which publishes high-quality fiction and non-fiction.

With a particular emphasis on popular culture it is the home of vibrant books on music, photography, art, biography, and crime fiction. We publish well-written, beautiful, and engaging books of the highest quality. 

Highlights include Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Simon & Garfunkel and Frank Sinatra by the acclaimed musical biographer, journalist and BBC broadcaster Spencer Leigh. Crime fiction is led by Torquil MacLeod with the best selling Anita Sundstrom mysteries including the latest title Malice in Malmo. We are also proud to publish The Tin Ring by Holocaust survivor Zdenka Fantlova, a compelling and timely memoir that deserves to be read. Photography by the ex-president of Magnum Chris Steele-Perkin’s with England, My England and Top of The Pops published in collaboration with the BBC. 

We also publish the Railway Journeys in Art Poster to Poster series, the award-winning and definitive series of illustrated books on British railway posters (

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