Moho Books is a small publisher focusing on books with a strong sense of place, including travel-related titles, biography and social history. We also publish out-of-print works of particular historical or social interest and those which have simply been 'forgotten', but which we feel deserve to be back on the shelves.
Travels through a limestone landscape in southwest France
by Helen Martin
In this updated and expanded edition of her well-loved classic, Helen Martin takes you on a journey through the Lot department of southwest France.
Writing with insight and affection about an area she has known for more than forty years, the author introduces you to a glorious land of thyme-scented limestone uplands and orchid-filled meadows, of meandering rivers and ancient farmsteads, golden and drowsing in the afternoon sun... (more information)
RRP £18.99 - click here to order
Moondrop to Gascony
by Anne-Marie Walters
Foreword by Professor M R D Foot
Introduction, postscript & notes by David Hewson
This vivid account of the life of an SOE agent parachuted into southwest France in 1944, is now being brought back into print by Moho Books. David Hewson's explanatory notes unravel the hidden identities of many of the characters and take up the story of what happened to Anne-Marie after the war.
On a cold, moonlit night in January 1944, Anne-Marie Walters, just 20 years old, parachuted into southwest France to work with the Resistance in preparation for the long-awaited Allied invasion. (more information)
RRP £13.99 - click here to order
So Old a Ship
Twilight of the Arab Dhow
by Marion Kaplan
Postscript by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston
Ocean-going Arab dhows were fast disappearing when, in 1974, National Geographic published Twilight of the Arab Dhow by Marion Kaplan, a British-born photojournalist and writer then based in Kenya.
For a firsthand view of the ancient trading voyage Marion Kaplan travelled from Kuwait to Dubai on a small Gulf dhow, then from Dubai to Mombasa and down the African coast aboard a larger dhow. She began her voyage as passenger. She ended it as crew. (more information)
RRP £15.99 - click here to order
France: Reflections & Realities
by Marion Kaplan
London-born Marion Kaplan is, first of all, a photojournalist. So her new book on France, where she has lived for 25 years, France: Reflections and Realities, includes more than 200 photos.
They range from ducks beside her rural pond to a maker of quality Armagnac, to Le Corbusier's renowned Ronchamp chapel, to the ravishing Corsica coast, to gorgeous châteaux and glorious churches, dedicated cheesemakers, stunning landscapes and views from Biarritz to Bretagne. (more information)
RRP £16.99 - click here to order