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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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Urbane Signs Memoir from Bafta-winner Geoff Thompson

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve acquired world rights to Notes From A Factory Floor: How I got from there to here directly from Geoff Thompson, to be published in April. The new book follows on from Geoff’s previous autobiography Watch My Back (Summersdale), and will provide fascinating and inspiring insights into an astonishing life. Geoff won a Bafta in 2004 for the short film “Brown Paper Bag”, and has worked with stars including Ray Winstone, Paddy Considine, Orlando Bloom and Maxine Peake. We’ll share the cover with you soon!! Here’s what The Bookseller had to say

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One Hell of a Good Review in Scottish Field for the Devilish Jonathan Whitelaw

“A Scots writer’s new book has a devilish slant to it… read more here.

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Oliver Twist and Pals head for Yorkshire

David Stuart Davies’ “Oliver is given a commanding empathy which sits well with Jack’s devil-may-care attitude, and tells the reader that this is a ripping yarn for enjoyment and not a comment on history,” according to Yorkshire’s ON Magazine. Read on

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