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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.

Our Books

Bury Field by Sammy Jones £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.

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Salmon & Sons and Aston Martin by Chris Nelson £6.00

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Two centuries of an extraordinary contribution of design and ingenuity to the British transport industry from a market town that has brought the UK everything from horse-led dog carts, to horse-drawn carriages, body parts for early motor vehicles and the sportscar phenomenon that is Aston Martin.

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Cromwell’s Garrison Town by Jack Reynolds £10.00

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 most of his army on the eve of the decisive Battle of Naseby.

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Bond in Bucks by Richard Meredith £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.

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