Welcome to McNidder & Grace

McNidder & Grace Limited was established in 2011 by Publisher Andy Peden Smith.

McNidder & Grace is an independent publishing house which publishes high-quality non-fiction with McNidder & Grace Crime publishing original crime fiction titles. With a particular emphasis on popular culture it is the home of vibrant books on photography, art, biography, music and country pursuits. We aim to publish popular, sometimes beautiful, and engaging books of the highest quality in terms of content and production.

With striking covers as well as stunning photographs the successful and critically acclaimed books by the former President of Magnum Photos the photographer Chris Steele-Perkin’s (England, My England) and Simon Wheatley (Don’t Call Me Urban! The Time of Grime) are highlights of our photography list in McNidder & Grace.

You can view and download our latest print catalogue at the link below:


Due to be published on the 5 October 2015 FRANK SINATRA: AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE is a definitive account of Frank Sinatra's life and career. With unique material and exclusive interviews with fellow musicians, promoters and friends, the acclaimed author Spencer Leigh has written a compelling biography of one of the world s biggest stars. With remarkable stories about Sinatra on every page, and an exceptional cast of characters, readers will wonder how Sinatra ever found time to make records. If this book were a work of fiction, most people would think it far-fetched.


'In Spencer Leigh's mammoth and wonderful tome on Frank Sinatra, he has superbly given us Americana through the long life and career of his subject which began way before his did. Sinatra's agents, lovers, dodgy associates, show biz friends and enemies, passions, hatreds, bravery and recklessness, finesse and crudity, worldly wisdom and naiveté, are all part of the complex whole and Leigh captures them all. Whether there has been a better telling of the Frank Sinatra story than Spencer Leigh's version only someone who has read all the myriad other attempts can say. I can say for sure that after reading FRANK SINATRA: AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE you may want to read more about him, but you won t need to. Sir Tim Rice


Due to ne published on the 5 November 2015 this lavishly illustrated and exquisitely designed book tells the story of how John Donald became one of the most famous jeweller's of the 2oth century. Precious Statements highlights John Donald's most dazzlingly beautiful, intricate and often astonishing pieces of work with a stunning series of images.


'The combination of John Donald s creative vision with exquisite craftsmanship has been recognised not only by the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, his principal patron of Modern Jewellery, but also by his many private clients.'

Rosemary Ransome Wallis, Art Director and Curator,The Collections of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, London

'John Donald s work is a wonderful example of innovation, freedom of thought and expression. It is a time capsule representing an era spanning five decades since the 1960s that British jewellery will never witness again.'

Joanna Hardy, independent fine jewellery specialist


John Donald, a British jeweller, designer and goldsmith, is regarded as one of the most innovative of the twentieth century. In over half a century he has been recognised as a pioneering and radical designer and craftsman with his work capturing the late twentieth century ideals of glamour and modernity. Part of a select group that revolutionised jewellery design in the 1960s and 70s, John went on to establish a successful business in London and Geneva as well as an international reputation. He is respected by art critics and his work attracted the patronage of HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon and Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. His work is seen in the collections of the V&A Museum, the Schmuckmuseum in Pforzheim, The Royal Museum in Edinburgh and The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. His pieces are owned by various Royal Families as well as heads of industry and those fascinated by design.

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