NEWS — April 15, 2024

Medlars: Growing and Cooking  is one of three publications in the Debut Food Book category shortlisted for the prestigious Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards 2024.

The winner will be announced at a major ceremony at the Royal Exchange in London on 2 May 2024.  Author Jane Steward from Eastgate (Norfolk) said, “It’s hugely exciting to appear in the list alongside writers whose books I admire. This is a milestone on my journey to revive interest in a delicious but neglected fruit with a fascinating history.”

NEWS — January 24 2024

Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd., its food history/cookery imprint Prospect Books, and Equinox Publishing Ltd. are pleased to announce that the latter has acquired the former and that Catheryn Kilgarriff has retired after 25 years running the company her mother, Marion Boyars, formed in 1975.

All trade representation and distribution arrangements remain in place. For further information, please contact Val Hall of Equinox Publishing, at vhall@equinoxpub.com.

This site is in transition as we add the Equinox food history booklist to it.

About Prospect Books

Prospect Books is the pre-eminent list of books on the history of food.

We publish the journal of food history, Petits Propos Culinaires. To subscribe, use the link. It works for renewals too.

Happy 2024, with your good intentions. To spur you along, consider buying The Homemade Vegan by Joanne O’Connell. The link to buy it is here: https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/The-Homemade-Vegan-by-Joanne-OConnell/9781909248465

We sell from this website happily. But it may be easier and the postage cheaper if you order via Wordery (the link is: https://wordery.com) or Blackwells, who offer free postage in the UK.   A good site for book orders to Australia is  www.booktopia.com.au

All orders to Europe may incur local taxes and have to be collected from poste restante. We do not receive any of this income so if your relative is unlikely to collect a gift parcel, please be warned, as the book will only be returned to us if uncollected.


For all other enquiries, publicity, or new book ideas, please contact jjoyce@prospectbooks.co.uk (Janet Joyce)

If you are a trade customer, you can download this list of our titles: list 2022.