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The Singer’s Tale by Carol Grimes

Now available online via Amazon

The highly original autobiography of jazz, blues and world music singer, Carol Grimes. In telling her story, Carol is joined by a cast of alter egos. It’s a confessional, an irreverent romp, bawdy and boisterous. It’s the totally unique story of Carol’s childhood, her youth, her marriage to artist Larry Smart, her life in London and her career.

‘This is an excellent read for any music fan. Carol’s a terrific singer and her story so interesting. Well illustrated too.’

‘not before time, Grimes has finally produced her autobiography… it is a wild, candid, sometimes unsparing journey. At times wise-after-the-event and other times laugh-out-loud funny (the Kafkaesque trials of reclaiming a pension once you’ve had several surnames) ~ Carol Grimes is a vivid character one instinctively warms to in the intimacy of these pages.’


Don’ts for Choirmasters

A unique gift for choir lovers and aficionados

70 Dont’s

Informative – Quirky – Endearing

With a foreword by Paul Phoenix, former chorister at St Paul’s Cathedral and tenor with The King’s Singers, and founder of PurpleVocals.

A quality production with embossed cover and sewn binding.

£7.95 plus P&P

57. DON’T neglect the study and practice of plainsong… plainsong creates an atmosphere and does not smell of the pier, the theatre, or the restaurant.

66. DON’T let the sucking of sweets or lozenges go on in church without a protest. Some of the clergy set a bad example in this respect.

This book, written in 1924, is not only entertaining but remains pertinent to choir leaders and their choirs everywhere, even today.



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)

The book is very well written with a lot of photos and images within the text.” from a five star review on Goodreads



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.  She is now an independent author, editor and publisher. In 2016 Julie penned a social history of the famous bookseller, Heffers of Cambridge, and in 2017 she project managed the Cambridge History Festival. Also in 2017, she received a personal award from the Cambridgeshire Association for Local History. Julie has just completed a popular history of mazes entitled The Curious History of Mazes, for the Wellfleet Press (out now) and in 2018 she curated a photograph exhibition on Cambridge women in WW1. She is also researching the topic of college servants in Cambridge. Julie 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 and the Heritage Lottery Fund, supporting organisations and community groups, 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 puzzle books, ‘Bend the Rules’(2018) and ‘Lost Icons of Rock Dot-to-Dot: 30 Legendary Musicians to Discover and Complete’ (2017) are now available via Amazon. With Julie, he has also written, ‘Beer & Spirits: Haunted Hostelries of Bedfordshire’ (2018) which includes one of his original ghost stories. A Cambridgeshire edition is now underway. 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.