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WordGo is a not-for-profit publisher of local history books, booklets, articles and ephemera. Our ‘patch’ is in and around the northern Home Counties and south Midlands where the strategic axis between London and Birmingham and Oxford and Cambridge has delivered a rich store of historical interest for a millennium and more.

As a specialist imprint of the well-established Mercury Books publishing house, WordGo has access to editing, marketing and distribution functions, but since we believe that top-quality writing is the key to every good book we are always on the look-out for promising new authors with interesting propositions.

Please contact WordGo if you have an idea for a local history book or would like advice on publishing your book.

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Bury Field by Sammy Jones

Bury Field book cover updating - Now with 5-year plans
£6.00

New updated edition: Now with 5-year plans

A thousand years of history lies behind the rolling parkland of Newport Pagnell’s green ‘oasis’. From an ancient burial ground to Civil War defences, horse-race festivals, first-class cricket, an Observation Post in WWII and a railway train that never arrived.

ISBN: 9780954143299

Salmons & Sons and Aston Martin: Anniversary edition

Salmons and Sons & Aston Martin Book Cover with special supplement
£10.00

New special anniversary edition NOW AVAILABLE

Special anniversary edition celebrating an English country town’s extraordinary 200-year contribution of design, manufacture and ingenuity to the British Transport Industry through everything from carts, carriages and coaches by the founding Salmons family to today’s luxury sports car phenomenon that is Aston Martin. Completely revised and updated with many new photos and illustrations,

plus news of the parent company’s Stock Market flotation, details of new ventures with Red Bull and Cranfield, and a re-making of the James Bond ‘Goldfinger’ car.

ISBN: 9781916036208

Bond in Bucks by Richard Meredith

Bond in Bucks book
£5.00

 

Now it can be told… Ian Fleming, author of the mega-selling James Bond books spent much of his lifetime in Buckinghamshire… visiting the car-makers at Newport Pagnell, the Codebreakers at Bletchley Park, golfing with Jock Campbell of Milton Keynes and secretly training his commandos on a disused farm near Amersham.

ISBN: 9780954143282

Cromwell’s Garrison Town by Jack Reynolds

Cromwell's Garrison Town - With FREE Historical Map of Newport Pagnell
£10.00

 

Comes with a map of historic Newport Pagnell FREE while stocks last.

Cromwell’s Garrison Town recalls the momentous Civil War of the 17th century, Newport Pagnell’s location was of great strategic importance on the Front Line between the opposing armies.

The controversial General always had an affinity for the place – fighting alongside its troops, sending his son to join the young conscripts, frequently visiting his friend the governor, and selecting it as the muster point for many in his army on the eve of the decisive Battle of Naseby.

ISBN: 9780954143251

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