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 music, photography, art, biography, and crime fiction. We aim to publish well-written, beautiful, and engaging books of the highest quality in terms of content and production.
Highlights of the list include Magnum photographer Chris Steele-Perkin’s (England, My England) and Top of the Pops: 50th Anniversary (published in collaboration with the BBC). Poster to Poster Publishing (www.postertoposter.co.uk) publishes the award-winning and definitive series of books on British railway posters.
THE VISITOR by Chris Simpson. (Coming soon on the 1 December 2017). Hill farmers Jos Roberstshaw and his wife, Emily, are used to being self-sufficient in the hard and sometimes bleak Yorkshire landscape. On their farm, life follows a familiar routine, with everything as it should be and few surprises around the corner. but when a mysterious visitor comes knocking and they open the door of their self-contained world, nothing will ever be quite the same again.
20,000 MILES by Christopher Fenwick (Published Nov 2017)
If in 2017, a group of young men had decided to emulate this odyssey, they would probably only have managed a part of the journey. Conflict and bureaucracy would have barred their entry to many of the countries they tried to cross. However, in 1960, three young Cambridge graduates bought themselves an Austin A40 and set off on a marathon trip via Colombo to attend a friend s wedding in Cape Town. They took the long way there. Christopher Fenwick, along with his friends Robin Gaunt and John Maclay, set off across continents on the motoring adventure of their lives through Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Their staple diet was Fray Bentos steak and kidney pie, usually eaten at the roadside. They even meet old schoolfriends along the way in Iran and had tea with Mr. Nehru, the Indian Prime Minister, with his daughter Indira Gandhi and grandson Rajiv who were to follow in his footsteps. Their loyal saloon car suffered the ravages of potholed roads and mountains but friendly mechanics always came to their rescue, while the men soon became quite adept themselves at repairing and cannibalising the vehicle as it suffered various breakdowns en route. Eventually they made it to Ceylon from where they embarked for the last leg of their trip by boat via the Yemen, flying from there to Ethiopia and onwards through Africa to raise a glass of champagne in Cape Town.
ELVIS PRESLEY: CAUGHT IN A TRAP (Published 3 August 2017) by Spencer Leigh. His career was full of controversy and ELVIS PRESLEY: CAUGHT IN A TRAP sorts the facts from fiction. What separated him from his contemporaries, his bizarre relationship with his manager Colonel Parker, just how old was Priscilla when they first met, how did he reinvent himself for Las Vegas, did he have to die so young, and why does his legend endure?
To answer these questions Spencer Leigh spoke to band members, songwriters, friends, fans and many people who worked with the King, and he examines the evidence with the scrutiny of a forensic scientist.
COMING SOON! Menace in Malmö: The fifth Inspector Anita Sundström mystery by Torquil Macleod
On a late summer evening, the train from Malmö to Ystad is involved in a crash. The deaths at the scene seem straightforward until one of the bodies is identified as a well-known conman. It's someone who had crossed swords with Chief Inspector Moberg in the past and he is keen to find out what the dead man was up to. Before long it develops into a far more sinister investigation for Inspector Anita Sundström and the team at Skåne County Police.
FRANK SINATRA: AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE by Spencer Leigh (Published 5 October 2015) 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.
SIMON AND GARFUNKEL : TOGETHER ALONE by Spencer Leigh (published 22 September 2016).
'Early on in their relationship Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel realised two things. Firstly, the world liked them working together. Secondly, they didn't.' With exclusive interviews with fellow musicians, promoters and those who knew them, and with much unique material, this is the most definitive account of Simon and Garfunkel and their careers to date.
HUNTING WITH AIR RIFLES: THE COMPLETE GUIDE by Mathew Manning
The author covers all aspects of hunting with air riflesfrom gun shop to kitchen. Mathew provides valuable information for newcomers and experienced shooters alike.
'Mathew knows air gunning inside out and can write about it clearly with real insight.' Shooting and Conservation
'This new publication is, without doubt, one of the most authoritative to be made on the subject.' Airgun Shooter
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