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Urbane Publications is one of UK’s fastest growing independent publishers, committed to the discovery and publication of the books and authors you – and we – want to read.

Words and ideas have the power and potential to excite, involve, inspire – and we live them at Urbane Publications. This is a journey of discovery – finding new voices, redefining genres, and engaging with a knowledgeable, enthused and energetic group of writers and business people to publish the best books possible.

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At Urbane we’re passionate about the books we publish, because we’re readers too! From ground-breaking debut fiction to business books, established thriller series and more, there’s something for everyone. Enjoy browsing our shelves….

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Every Urbane author has a story to tell, and not just the ones they write! From successful actors turned bestselling authors to incredibly talented debut novelists and ground breaking business leaders, Urbane is proud of the diverse range of writers it publishes, and the original and exciting collection of work their titles represent.

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“A remarkably moving novel about love, loss, and family that spans three generations and almost 80 decades” – a CUB must-read!

The topics of family and family secrets are explored in great detail in this novel, and it became very tense at times, particularly towards the end of the book as family connections are uncovered. The ending is bittersweet as the truth is unveiled and the novel concludes in an appropriate manner which brings it full circle.

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Urbane’s Publishing Director, Matthew Smith, interviewed by Saint Mark’s Florence ahead of his lecture in May on all things publishing!

In the coming weeks, we will be interviewing the panel from this year’s Publishing Day on 11th May 2019: Urbane Publications Director Matthew Smith, Bookouture associate Publisher Kathryn Taussig, Literary Agent Katharine Sands, Literary Agent Greg Messina, and Author Victoria Brownlee. Read the full interview here


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