Gerald Duckworth and Company

Duckworth General publishes literary and commercial fiction and a great range of non-fiction, including history, biography, current affairs, popular science and travel. We have published a key work by leading futurist Ray Kurzweil, The Singularity Is Near and books by noted thinkers Mary Warnock and Bernard-Henri Levy.Past and eclectic titles have included The World History of Beekeeping and Honey Hunting, Belly Dancing for Health and Relaxation and Taxidermy: A Complete Manual.

In recent years we have published climate change sceptic Nigel Lawson’s controversial An Appeal to Reason and enjoyed phenomenal success with Max Brook’s Zombie books. Julia Child’s My Life In France part-inspired the film ’Julie & Julia’ starring Meryl Streep and Hippie Hippie Shake Richard Neville’s classic 60’s memoir has been turned into a feature film, as was J.J. Connolly’s cult gangster novel Layer Cake.