RYDON PUBLISHING is a new publisher of high-quality, informative and above all entertaining books. These provide a fascinating and often nostalgic insight into the history of the world around us, both past and present.

At RYDON we are passionate about producing exciting and authoritative books, and this web page is just the start of our rapidly evolving publishing programme. Please check back shortly to view our full website and our growing selection of titles that will cover history, nostalgia, gardening, science, art and other lifestyle areas.

THE No.1 BOOK OF NUMBERS
9781910821176
Ruth Binney

Explore the world of numbers from pin numbers to book titles, from the six-fold shape of snowflakes to Heinz 57 varieties. Whether you're buying a diamond or choosing dinner from a menu; numbers are not just for adding and measuring!

A WORD TO THE WISE
9781910821114
Ruth Binney

Distilling generations of life experience and superstition into one handy volume, A Word to the Wise is packed with a wealth of time-honoured advice that still holds good today.

PLANT LORE AND LEGEND
9781910821107
Ruth Binney

A fascinating and absorbing miscellany of traditional wisdom, stories and superstitions about plants, trees and flowers, which will entertain and inform all lovers of plants and gardens.

ANIMAL LORE AND LEGEND
9781910821152
Ruth Binney

An amazing collection of fanciful superstitions, intriguing tales and amusing anecdotes, which any animal lover will truly relish.

J.R.R. TOLKIEN
9781910821268
Colin Duriez

The authoritative exploration of the man behind Middle Earth and all aspects of the incredible Tolkien phenomenon, from world renowned expert Colin Duriez.

GHOSTS
9781910821183
Malcolm Day

A chilling collection of ghostly tales past and present. From the Mary Celeste and the Bloody Tower through to the Bermuda Triangle and hauntings on film and stage.

KINGS & QUEENS
9781910821213
Malcolm Day

Unearth a wealth of fascinating truths about British monarchs and how they have shaped history. Tales of wickedness, greed, adultery and madness make this book utterly compelling.

THE BRITISH AT WAR
9781910821237
Jonathan Bastable

From the Romans vs Britons to the war on terror, uncover the heroic, tragic and often peculiar facts behind Britain’s long history of conflicts.

RAILWAYS
9781910821008
Julian Holland

From the sublime to the ridiculous, and the euphoric to the poignant, this fascinating book will transport the reader through the enthralling history of britain’s railways.

CATHEDRALS AND ABBEYS
9781910821046
Stephen Halliday

With tales of historic events and spectacular architectural feats, the rich heritage of these beautiful buildings is revealed.

SHAKESPEARE
9781910821060
Joseph Piercy

Learn the secrets behind the infamous bard’s life and works, and their lasting legacy, in this intriguing collection of stories and trivia.

JANE AUSTEN
9781910821121
Henrietta Heald

An absorbing collection of stories and trivia covering Austen's life, work and legacy. Published to coincide with 200th Anniversary of Austen's death in 2017.

LONDON
9781910821022
Stephen Halliday

Tales of iconic buildings, surprising events and colourful characters combine to reveal the history of this world famous capital city.

LONDON UNDERGROUND
9781910821039
Stephen Halliday

The intriguing history of this iconic transport system features stories of ground-breaking engineering, architecture and art, political wranglings and financial disasters.

LONDON AT WAR
9781910821084
Stephen Halliday

Discover the impact of the world’s wars on London, as the trials and tribulations, and lasting effects, are explored.

CHURCHILL
9781910821077
Joseph Piercy

An amazing collection of stories of this great British statesman. From his courageous leadership during WWII, powerful speeches, sharp wit, tumultuous career and fascinating personal life.

SCOTLAND
9781910821145
Douglas Skelton

This is a unique collection of strange laws, heroic deeds, surprising revelations and other quirky stories that have shaped the fascinating history of Scotland.

IRELAND
9781910821138
Sarah Elliott

Through this absorbing collection of stories discover the history, traditions, legends and culture that give Ireland its unique charm and identity.

THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE
9781910821015
Ruth Binney

Discover the quirky country traditions, fascinating folklore and rich natural history of rural England in this entertaining book.

GREAT BRITAIN
9781910821206
Stephen Halliday

A celebration of the many wonderful and fascinating aspects of the British Isles, past and present that have shaped Britain's compelling and at times, tumultuous past.

PRIME MINISTERS
9781910821220
Jonathan Bastable

Delve into the premiership’s fascinating 300 year history, lifting the lid on the intrigue, scandal, lives and personalities of Britain’s Prime Ministers.

TITANIC
9781910821190
Stuart Robertson

A fascinating exploration of the most famous maritime disaster of all time. Brimming with facts about Titanic and its passengers through to the discovery of the wreck and the salvage operation.

SHERLOCK HOLMES
9781910821244
Nick Utechin

Nick Utechin (The Sherlock Holmes Society) brings to life Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary detective Sherlock Holmes and the continuing fascination he holds for audiences today.

JAMES BOND
9781910821251
Michael Paterson

Licensed to thrill this amazing collection will delight and entertain all fans of Britain's most famous spy. Published to coincide with the release of Bond 25.