The remarkable story of Heffers of Cambridge.


A fully illustrated social history of a great Cambridge institution, capturing the spirit of a past era of retail, publishing, and printing.

Available via Heffers, Amazon & this website – £12.00 plus P&P





“You’ve achieved a wonderful balance between a thorough factual account and a very human, often heart-warming and amusing account, and I think you’ve absolutely nailed the character of the Heffers firm and how it was/is made-up of so many characters.”

Pippa Goodhart, Author, November 2016




Days of Sorrow, Times of Joy: The Story of a Victorian Family and its Love Affair with China

by Frances Clemmow

with a Foreword by Michael Wood, Historian & Broadcaster

9780993378140 Available now via Amazon at £13.99 plus P&P for a printed copy and £6.45 on Kindle (also available via Kindle Unlimited)

‘Readers of this impressive and enjoyable book will surely long remember the vivid scenes in which one family’s commitment enabled its members to play a part in events that helped to shape our world.’ Professor Anthony Bradley

“This is an amazing story about the author’s parents, grand-parents and great grand-parents. They were a family of doctors and worked bravely and tirelessly as Christian Missionaries in hospitals in central China from the 1880s to about 1950. This book is a testament to their steadfast faith in the face of constant adversity with wars, revolutions, major flooding and persecution of missionaries just some of the challenges they face in decades of work… The book is very well written with a lot of photos and images within the text.” from a five star review on Goodreads

Also available via Amazon and this website, just a few remaining copies of the first edition.

You Had To Be There : The Rolling Stones Live 1962 – 1969 Richard Houghton

HARDBACK £14.99 plus P&P

Please note this title is no longer published by Gottahavebooks.


Gottahavebooks is a small indie publisher, jointly managed by Trevor and Julie Bounford.


Dr Julie Bounford FRSA

Julie hails from Cambridge town (not gown) and spent thirty years working in local government, the voluntary sector and higher education in the East of England.  Now an independent author and researcher, Julie has written a history of Heffers of Cambridge (2016), and project managed the 2017 Cambridge History Festival. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and has extensive experience of working in partnership with a diverse range of organisations including universities, charities and community groups. Julie has also worked on projects funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council, supporting community groups funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund, to research, write and disseminate local and popular history.

Trevor Bounford

Trevor is a graphic designer, illustrator, artist and author. He has been creating charts, maps, diagrams and illustrations, and designing books for over 45 years. His latest book, ‘Lost Icons of Rock Dot-to-Dot: 30 Legendary Musicians to Discover and Complete’ (2017) is now available via Amazon. Trevor was a founding member of, and a director of, the internationally acclaimed Diagram Group, responsible for art direction and international rights sales. Since the early 1980s, Trevor has worked independently and currently operates from a home studio with the unstinting support of his colleague of over twenty-five years. Trevor writes non-fiction (published nationally and internationally) and fiction (performed and read locally). He has created three successful books on paper airplanes and is currently working on a new, innovative work of paper flying models. His art has been exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2014 and 2015.