Frances Lincoln represents a diverse group of adult and children’s book publishers in addition to its own lists. We’re proud to offer sales support to Alanna Books, Allen & Unwin Children’s Books, Barn Owl Books, the Little Bookroom, the Natural History Museum, NYRB Classics, The New York Review Children's Collection, NYRB Collections and O'Brien Press in the UK. Each company we work with displays the finest quality in publishing across a wide range of interests.
To order books published by our publishing partners simply add their titles to your basket.
If you wish to order O'Brien Press titles, click the link on your selected book's page and you will be directed to the Book Depository where you can place your order.
Alanna Books is a small independent publisher – the word Alanna is the Irish word for 'child' and is also used as an endearment - much as you would say 'sweetheart'. The name was chosen to emphasise the fact that Alanna has the needs of children at the centre of its publishing - the needs of all children.
As our high streets become identical and we are all bombarded by branding, life can be difficult for children who seem different or who choose to be individuals. Alanna celebrates the things that make each of us unique and they believe that, deep down, we are far more alike than we are different… and that everyone loves a good story.
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Allen & Unwin is one of Australia's leading independent publishers and distributors, and has been voted "Publisher of the Year" by Australian Booksellers six times since 2000.
They commenced publishing in Australia in 1976 as part of the UK-based parent company of the same name. In 1990, following the purchase of the UK parent company by HarperCollins, Allen & Unwin's Australian directors effected a management buy-out and the company became fully independent, owning the Allen & Unwin imprint throughout the world. They have offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland.
Allen & Unwin publish about 250 new titles each year, including a highly successful children's list.This consists of around 50 new children's titles each year across the entire range, from board and picture books through to crossover fiction and graphic novels for young adults.They also publish some non-fiction.
Allen & Unwin have a reputation for quality, with many award-winning authors and titles including Alison Lester and Anna Fienberg. They are also committed to publishing 'books that matter' and a highlight was the UK release of Armin Greder's The Island, which received much critical acclaim. Certainly a book for our times.
Because Allen & Unwin is an independent company they have a very active rights and international sales department and are very successful in placing their children's books all around the world. If they don't sell rights they have distribution arrangements set up to cover most regions, and they are delighted to work with Frances Lincoln for the UK and Europe.
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Barn Owl Books was started in 2000 by the author Ann Jungman. Ann noticed that her own books were going out of print at a great rate and assumed it was just her. Gradually it became apparent that it was a very general trend and that good books were disappearing. The reasons were increased storage costs, a huge emphasis on the front list and the rapidly growing number of new books appearing. As a result many very important and valuable books were no longer available. With a small inheritence Ann decided to launch a list that was made up entirely of worthwhile books from the recent past.
Barn Owl now has a list of some eighty titles by authors such as Michael Rosen, Adele Geras, Jacqueline Wilson, Margaret Mahy, Robert O'Brian, Kay Umansky and Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore. Barn Owl selects titles on two criteria. Firstly, they search for the kind of book that will lure children into reading at that crucial time in their primary education. Books such as the Mortimer books illustrated by Quentin Blake and other clever, funny titles are guaranteed to seduce the most reluctant reader. Secondly, they publish longer, more thought-provoking titles for older readers ready to explore more thematic depths. Books such as The First of Midnight, about slavery, Some Other War, about World War 1, Johnnie’s Blitz, about World War 2 and Lynne Reid Banks two books about the Arab/Israeli conflict, One More River and Broken Bridge are some of their highlights.
All Barn Owls are redesigned, often with brand new covers. Barn Owl Books hopes they are returning the very best of past writing for the pleasure and enlightenment of modern children.
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The Little Bookroom publishes travel guides that provide an imaginative entrée into the world’s best-loved cities. The books celebrate a sense of place: the authentic, the unique, the small, the historic, and the local. They appeal to those travellers who are interested in getting a real “feel” for a city, who are willing to meander a bit, to wander away from the well-known landmarks.
Some of the books focus on major destinations—Paris, New York, London—and encourage readers to go off the beaten path. They explore one aspect of a major city, such as style, cuisine, wine, or architecture and decor. Other titles introduce readers to less frequented destinations, such as The Authentic Bars, Cafes and Restaurants of Buenos Aires and Food Wine Budapest.
In 2008 The Little Bookroom launched a new series, The Terroir Guides; these discerning guides, written by renowned food writers with extensive regional expertise, explore locations in depth and focus on the way in which local influences singularly impact a region’s food and wine. They are also the English language publisher of France’s beloved Pudlo guides — written by Gilles Pudlowski, France’s revered food critic. The Little Bookroom publishes 12-15 titles annually.
Described as “definitive guide books and works of love” by Vogue, The Little Bookroom’s travel guides are intimate, thorough, and utterly unique.
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Natural History Museum Publishing, London is home to one of the world’s most important and comprehensive collections of natural history specimens, literature and artworks. They are a source of fascination to their millions of visitors each year and an international resource for science, studied by over 300 scientists and researchers who work there.
With more than 70 million specimens, the scope of the collections is simply vast including the ill-fated dodo, meteorites from Mars, a full-size blue whale model and over one million books, including rare antique volumes. Their specimens cover almost all groups of animals, plants, minerals and fossils ranging from cells on slides to whole animals preserved in alcohol.
With the publication of their first book in 1881, the Museum’s publishing legacy is nearly as old as the magnificent Waterhouse building that houses its collections. More than 125 years later and Natural History Museum Publishing is dedicated to producing accessible fully illustrated non-fiction books on the natural world.
Under the Museum’s own imprint they publish books that reflect the Museum’s collections, scientific work and exhibitions.They aim to make widely available the great wealth of information held at the Museum and strive to achieve the Museum’s overall mission: to promote the discovery, understanding, enjoyment and responsible use of the natural world.
Their diverse publishing programme includes engaging popular science titles, authoritative reference books, natural history art and inspiring ideas for children. They also produce a wide range of high-level academic and specialist books and journals in association with numerous publishing partners.
Written by expert authors and sold throughout the world, their high quality books are designed to appeal to a broad audience, from bird-watchers and botanists to fossil hunters and fungi enthusiasts - indeed all those with an interest in the natural world and passion for the planet.
To view a complete list of Natural History Museum Publishing titles please click here.
NYRB Classics, an innovative list of outstanding fiction and nonfiction from all ages and around the world, will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in autumn 2009. NYRB Classics publishes 20 titles per year.
The list includes new translations of canonical figures such as Euripides, Turgenev and Dante; fiction by modern and contemporary masters such as Henry James, Edith Wharton, Caroline Blackwood, Victor Serge, Gregor von Rezzori, and Alberto Moravia; masterpieces of narrative history and literary criticism, poetry, travel writing, biography, and memoirs from such writers as Lionel Trilling, Alastair Horne, T.H. White, and Charles Simic; and unclassifiable classics in the order of J. R. Ackerley's My Dog Tulip and Robert Burton's The Anatomy of Melancholy.
Published in handsome uniform trade paperback editions, almost all NYRB Classics also feature an introduction by an outstanding writer, scholar, or critic of our day. Taken as a whole, NYRB Classics may be considered a series of books of unrivalled variety and quality for discerning and adventurous readers.
"Congratulations to NYRB Classics...they have been putting out an extraordinarily good list lately, and I have been torn as to which one to choose." Nicholas Lezard, Guardian
"Sometimes the second time's the charm in publishing...New York Review Books is finding unlikely success in the overcrowded book industry by turning out reprints of decades-old titles. Some are even getting noticed by Hollywood." The Wall Street Journal
"Once you have discovered the series it's as if you've just gained an incredibly well-read friend who consistently lends you obscure yet highly enjoyable books...Collecting them can become compulsive." Vogue
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The New York Review Children's Collection began in 2003 in an attempt to reward readers who have long wished for the return of their favourite titles and to introduce those books to a new generation of readers. Averaging six books a year, the line publishes picture books for preschoolers through to chapter books and novels for older children. Praised for their elegant design and sturdy bindings, these books have set a new standard for the definition of a child's “classic.”
Among the titles you will find The House of Arden by the great E. Nesbit; several titles by the award-winning team of Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire, including their Book of Norse Myths and Book of Animals; James Thurber's The Thirteen Clocks and The Wonderful O, both with illustrations by Marc Simont; and James Cloyd Bowman’s Newbery Honor Book, Pecos Bill: The Greatest Cowboy of All Time.
"The New York Review Children's Collection...brings neglected gems back to life." USA Today
"How many of us, at the end of our working days, will be able to say with certainy that something we did made the world a better place? Edwin Frank is one of the lucky few...Frank is the editor who oversees the New York Review Children's Collection...whatever the numbers, the books' reappearances make booksellers and buyers happy--reversing, in a tiny but symbolic way, the odious publishing trend toward keeping books in print for shorter and shorter periods of time..." Washington Post
To view a complete list of The New York Review Children's Collection titles please click here.
With the NYRB Collections, an occasional book series, some of the finest writing in science, philosophy, history, politics, the arts, and literature from the Review's contributors has been brought together. Included in the NYRB Collections series are volumes by such distinguished writers as Freeman Dyson, Thomas Powers, Martin Filler, Joseph Kerman, Mark Danner, Gary Wills, and Joan Didion.
The O'Brien Press was established in 1974 and has become Ireland’s leading independent publisher of books for adults and children. Evolving from a family-run printing company in Dublin, the Press has an international reputation for quality and excellence, with over 500 editions of our books available in translation in 50 countries.
The O'Brien Press launched its first publication in November 1974. Me Jewel and Darlin' Dublin written by Eamonn Mac Thomais, was published while the author was still in jail and was an immediate success. It has been reprinted many times, and has become a minor classic. Since then, The O'Brien Press has published over 1,200 books.
From the very beginning, The O'Brien Press has been committed to quality in writing, editing, design and illustration. This commitment has been recognised by numerous awards throughout the years. This has also extended to awards from abroad – including the prestigious International Reading Association Award and many White Raven Awards from the International Youth Library.
Today, The O'Brien Press is Ireland's leading independent publisher, with a diverse publishing programme covering many different areas including fiction, architecture, travel, humour, environmental issues, history, biography, classic literature, autobiography, business, folklore, travel & tourism, art, photography, poetry, sport, music, politics, true crime, reference books and much more.
Children's books, covering the complete age range from toddlers to teens, form a major part of the publication list at The O'Brien Press, and there are many resources and additional materials for our titles at
The O’Brien Press is distributed by Gill and Macmillan Distribution:
Phone - +353 1 5009555
Fax - +353 1 5009596
To view a complete list of The O'Brien Press titles please click here.