Andrew Bibby


   Contact Andrew Bibby



After more than twenty-five years as a successful freelance journalist, I have now left journalism to spend more time on book-writing. 

Details of all my books are available on this website. I have also archived on this site a wide range of newspaper articles and reports which I have written over the years. This includes work undertaken for a number of international and national organisations and for UK newspapers including The Observer, The Independent, The Guardian and Financial Times. If you wish to access anything from this archived material, please use the menu on the left.

My latest book, These Houses are Ours: Co-operative and Community-led Housing Alternatives, 1870-1919, was published in early 2023. More details here. Available from bookshops or from Gritstone Publications website.

"Uniquely detailed... Well worth a read" - Tom Chance, The Land magazine

Interested? Have a look at these extracts from three of the chapters, together with the contents page and index.


I have written for many years on the the themes of co-operative business, mutuality and social enterprise. All Our Own Work, my history of the workers who successfully ran their own textile mill, one of the most significant of Britain's nineteenth century manufacturing cooperatives, came out in 2015 (published Merlin Press).

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I am a founder member of Gritstone Publishing, an authors' co-operative which publishes books on the countryside and the outdoors.  My latest crime novel, set in the high Lake District fells, is Too Hot for Comfort.  More details here!

Too Hot for Comfort completes my set of three novels in the Cumbrian Fells trilogy. My two earlier books are The Bad Step and In the Cold of the Night. All three books are published by Gritstone Publishing. The books are also available as Kindle ebooks.

I am the author of a number of non-fiction books on English landscapes, including most recently Back Roads Through Middle England: from Dorset to the Humber along the Jurassic stone belt (Gritstone, £13.95). To order this book online, please visit the Gritstone website. A Kindle ebook version is also available.

OUTDOOR BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018 (Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild awards, October 2018)

BOOK OF THE MONTH - Cycle magazine, Feb 2018 "Full of detail and well researched". Read the review here.

I am also the author of the well-reviewed Backbone of England,  now out of print but still available as an ebook.