“It is such a rich book and I’ve enjoyed dipping in to different sections each day. I love the fact that you’ve brought together memories from different cultures and communities.”
HB, France, about our book
St Ann’s Nottingham: inner-city voices.

1995 - 2013
This remains a historic website only. Additional information about Plowright Press on www.ruthsarchive.co.uk

Community history is our concern

  is the publishing arm of Ruth I Johns Associates Ltd, a not-for-profit company. Ruth is a social innovator, writer, community historian and publisher.

Plowright Press 'Ordinary' Lives and community history books are produced to a high specification, including stitch binding for longevity. These books have no sell-by date. People enjoy keeping and re-reading them, giving them to friends and/or using them to study community history of the recent past.

All titles - including the back list books (which are not stitch bound) - are in print unless otherwise stated.

Trade orders are received on line via Nielson Book services.

Beware! Plowright Press books are available second-hand on the Internet and maybe advertised at inflated prices i.e. more than the cost of a new copy ordered from a bookshop or direct from us!

Archive material collected by Plowright Press about its books and authors is gradually being deposited in relevant public archive libraries (see www.ruthsarchive.co.uk)

Plowright Press usually despatches orders within three working days.

Customers wishing to order our titles from High Street book shops are sometimes told they are unobtainable. THIS IS NOT TRUE. We are paid up members of Nielsen Booknet Online Orders which shops should contact when ordering any of our books for a customer

Also, www.amazon.co.uk  may report that one of our books is out of stock when, in fact, it is available for despatch from Plowright Press very quickly

World Rights of all books listed on this website are copyright protected in all formats. Copyright details available, for example, on the Writers and Artists and Their Copyright Holders (WATCH) website

Plowright Press was registered as Ruth I Johns Associates Ltd a not-for-profit social enterprise. Company No 3237574



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