Market-leading, evidence-based psychology; practical and inspiring how-to books; and an eclectic variety of other non-fiction ranging from popular science to cookery and from history to humour and puzzles, including the long-running Mammoth series and Brief Histories and Guides.
The Robinson Psychology list continues to publish the very best evidence-based titles by expert authors in the fields of self-help and popular psychology. Our self-help publishing includes the authoritative Overcoming series, edited by Peter Cooper, which provides guidance on using CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) to overcome a comprehensive range of emotional and psychological difficulties, and the bestselling illustrated title I Had a Black Dog by Matthew Johnstone. Other titles cover a range of effective therapies from mindfulness to compassion-focused therapy to ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). Our growing range of popular psychology books focuses on key new areas of research with clear self-help benefits, such as Carol Dweck’s phenomenal bestseller Mindset and Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist Eric R. Kandel’s The Disordered Mind.
Robinson’s How To list offers practical, inspiring and very affordable guides to just about anything that anyone might want to do, from making soap to writing a dissertation, and from how to mentor in the workplace to how to manage your money like a grown-up. The range is impressive, from cookery and gardening to management and entrepreneurial skills, from grow-your-own and self-sufficiency to property investment, and from do-it-yourself legal guides to creative writing. Each book is written by a genuine, hands-on expert in the field, to inspire as well as instruct. Recent stand-out titles include From Daughter to Woman: Parenting Girls Safely Through Their Teens by
Kim McCabe and Dr Duncan Carmichael’s Younger for Longer.
Recent Robinson cookery titles have included bestselling Super Food for Superchildren and The Real Meal Revolution: Low Carb Cooking from chef Jonno Proudfoot; specialist medicinal cookery titles such as Howard Middleton’s Delicious Gluten-Free Baking and Robin Ellis’s Mediterranean Cooking for Diabetics; and the beautiful From a Persian Kitchen by Iranian Atoosa Sepehr.
Popular science titles include Ten Women Who Changed Science, and the World, Talking to Robots by David Ewing Duncan and Elemental by inspirational science teacher Tim James, while our history titles range from Voices from the Blue: The Real Lives of Policewomen, celebrating one hundred years of women officers in the Metropolitan Police Service to James Walvin’s Freedom, focusing on the actions of the enslaved themselves in bringing slavery to an end, The Last Hurrah about the 1947 royal tour of southern Africa and the dying days of empire and When the Clouds Fell from the Sky about a daughter’s search for her father in the Killing Fields of Cambodia. Other recent and forthcoming popular history titles include A Woman Lived Here: Alternative Blue Plaques and The Making of the Women’s World Cup.
We have published numerous Mammoth puzzle books with Britain’s ‘King of Puzzles’, Dr Gareth Moore, author of the phenomenal bestseller The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book, also shorter, bestselling collections such as three volumes of The Mindfulness Puzzle Book. Robinson also has numerous bestselling chess and bridge titles on its list, including Thinking about Bridge by Paul Mendelson.
Our nature publishing includes the forthcoming Saving the Last Rhinos, co-written by Graham Spence, co-author of the bestselling The Elephant Whisperer, and The Whale in Your Room by Blue Planet producer John Ruthven.
Recent and forthcoming gift and humour titles include Great British Pub Dogs, Cats on Catnip, The Older Person’s Guide to New Stuff and The Adventures of Azuki the Miniature Hedgehog and Friends. Bestselling cycling titles include Wild Cycling by Christ Sidwells and Simon Warren’s 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs in Italy.
New and forthcoming Mammoths include I Wish I Hadn’t Said That: Over 3,000 Famous Foot-in-Mouth Moments and The Mammoth General Knowledge Quiz Book, while recent Brief Histories and Guides have included A Brief Guide to Self-Help Classics and A Brief History of Spain.