Books in print

I have been writing ever since I left school, mainly for local newspapers and magazines.  My first book was Central Leicester which was published by Tempus Publishing in 2005.

In 2007, publisher Alan Sutton invited me to compile Leicester Through Time for his new Amberley Publishing imprint. Several other titles for Amberley followed.


A commission from Pen & Sword Books led to the publication of British Retail which was published in hardback in 2018.   This tells the story of the men and women behind many familiar High Street brands. 

I now have twenty-six books in print including some reprints.  All are available from local bookshops, national chains, and the usual online suppliers.

Some of my previous titles

Celebrating .. a new book

Amberley Publishing's latest local history title is a celebration of our towns and cities. Some histories focus on what has been lost. Instead, this series will celebrate the cultural and built heritage we enjoy today.

I have been asked to write about Leicester. I am writing about the inventors, pioneers, writers, scientists, actors and artists, the institutions that educated and supported them and the industries which provided generations of Leicester families with employment. I shall also include the traditions, carnival processions, and sporting achievements that have put Leicester on the world stage.

Title: Celebrating Leicester
Publication Date (provisional): April 2021
Price: £15.99. (softcover)
96 pages; 100 black & white and colour illustrations