Frances Lincoln PublishersFrances Lincoln

Frances Lincoln has been publishing on gardens, heritage, lifestyle and the outdoors since 1977. We also publish stationery in association with a range of UK cultural institutions. Frances Lincoln has been part of Quarto since 2011.

Contact Info

Frances Lincoln
74-77 White Lion Street
London N1 9PF

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7284 9300
Publicity Enquiries:
Andrew Dunn, Publisher
Helen Griffin, Gardening
Anna Watson, Lifestyle and Popular Culture
Nicki Davis, Design and Creativity
Foreign Rights:
If you are interested in publishing our titles in Europe, please contact:
    Karine Marko
    Group Rights Director 
If you are interested in publishing our titles anywhere else in the world, please contact:
     Kate Essam
     Senior Manager, Quarto Foreign Rights Operations

Become a Frances Lincoln Author
Frances Lincoln is a publisher of non-fiction books, predominantly illustrated, on a range of subjects which include the following: gardens and gardening; food and drink; art, architecture and design; travel and the outdoors.

See our submission guidelines. Please note that we do not accept any proposals for novels or poetry. If your proposal is suitable for our list, we would be happy to see it. Please bear in mind that we receive a large number of unsolicited manuscripts, so our response times may vary and we ask for your patience. Please do not send your only copy of a manuscript or any original artwork. While we do endeavour to take good care of all submissions we cannot take responsibility for their safe-keeping.

A Selection of Our Books

Secret Gardens of the Cotswolds

Modernist Estates

The Flexible Vegetarian

The Cut Flower Patch

Frida Kahlo at Home

Good Things to Drink
The Irish Garden

House of Plants

London in Fragments

Great Houses of London
New Small Garden

Unseen London

The New English Garden

Old House Book

Scented Plants

Craft Brew

Spirit of Place

Britain's Greatest Cycling Climbs

London Guide

RHS Diaries

Going Wild

Wainwrights Walking Guides

January 30, 2017
Three Quarto titles have had success at The Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards 2016 – a new scheme which was introduced earlier this year by Homemaker Magazine. The Shopkeeper’s Home by Caroline Rowland from Jacqui Small was crowned Winner of the The Best Interiors Book. Another two Quarto books were highly recommended from the judges; in The Best Design Book category– Modernist Estates by Stefi Orazi from Frances Lincoln and in the The Best Wildcard Book category – Decorate for a Party by Holly Becker & Leslie Shewring, Jacqui Small. Read More.
January 24, 2017
Amelia Earhart and Mabrook! A World of Muslim Weddings, both from Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, and The Hello Atlas from Wide Eyed Editions have been selected as part of the Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2017 in the US. This annual cooperative project of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children’s Book Council aims to gather “an annual reading list of exceptional books for use in social studies classrooms, selected by social studies educators.” Read More.
January 23, 2017
Five Quarto Books nominated for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards Read More.
January 19, 2017
Author of Unseen London and London Uncovered published by Frances Lincoln, an imprint of The Quarto Group, Peter Dazeley has been awarded The British Empire Medal in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for his services to photography and charity. Read More.
November 14, 2016
A broad selection of Quarto books have been picked by Waterstones for their Christmas list of Best Books of 2016. Read More.
September 8, 2016
Four titles from Jacqui Small and four titles from Frances Lincoln have been shortlisted for the newly created Homemaker Art & Craft Book Awards, which will honour a variety of wonderful books that have been adored by the creative nation in the past 12 months. Read More.
August 9, 2016
The BPIF, Oxford Brookes University and The Publishers Association are delighted to announce the shortlist for the British Book Design and Production Awards 2016. The awards promote and acknowledge innovative book design and expert craftsmanship. Among the titles on the shortlist are Concrete Concept and Sally Clarke: 30 Ingredients, published by Frances Lincoln; Outside, published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books, and Jellyfish: A Natural History, published by Ivy Press. Read More.
July 25, 2016
LONDON, 20 July 2016 – The Quarto Group (LSE: QRT) is pleased to announce the following Leadership appointments, effective from 1 January 2017 and reporting to Marcus E. Leaver, Chief Executive Officer of The Quarto Group. Read More.
April 12, 2016
The Book of Tea (Jacqui Small) and Good Things to Drink with Mr. Lyan and Friends (Frances Lincoln) have been shortlisted for the 2016 Fortnum & Mason Food & Drink book awards. Winners will be announced May 12. Read More.
February 5, 2016
One Frances Lincoln and two Frances Lincoln Children's Books titles have been named to the Qualifying List for the 2016 Annual Green Earth Book Awards. Nominated titles are The Great Big Green Book and All the Wild Wonders: Poems of the Earth, from Frances Lincoln Children's Books, and The Beach Book: loads to do at lakes, rivers and the seaside, from Frances Lincoln. Read More.
November 11, 2015
The Fine Art of Fashion Illustration was selected for the Publishers Weekly 2015 Illustrated Gift Books holiday gift list. "The holidays are a time of indulgence, and that extends to the realm of art books, where a single volume can command a testing-menu price tag," wrote PW. Read More.
September 16, 2015
Publishers Weekly reports that over the past three years, Quarto Publishing Group, USA has focused on growing its cookbook list. In 2012, it had 35 food and cooking titles, many on what were then considered niche subjects like vegan cooking and low-sodium food. Today, the press has tripled the number of titles on its list to more than 100. And it launched a new initiative, This Is Your Cookbook, to allow consumers to produce and print high-quality hardcover cookbooks with their own or favorite Quarto recipes. Read More.
July 8, 2015
The Quarto Group is delighted to announce the launch of, a new consumer facing site that showcases and promotes The Quarto Group's entire global publishing programme. The site allows consumers to discover more books in subjects they are interested in and presents books in ten subject areas each distinctly branded with a unique icon: Quarto Cooks, Quarto Homes, Quarto Drives, Quarto Kids, Quarto Lives (health & MBS), Quarto Plays (sport & games), Quarto Creates (art, craft & design), Quarto Thinks (culture), Quarto Explores (history, travel, science) and Quarto Gifts. Read More.
June 10, 2015
Ryan Chetiyanwardana and his London bars Dandelyan and White Lyan have made the top ten in several international awards categories for the Tales of the Cocktail's Ninth Annual Spirited Awards. The nominations were chosen from a field of more than 2000 nominees! Chetiyanwardana is author of Good Things to Drink with Mr. Lyan and Friends. Read More.
May 19, 2015
Publishers Weekly reported on the latest craze in publishing with a feature on the popularity of coloring books. Featured in the story was information on The Quarto Publishing Group's coloring book program. Quarto will easily have a million adult coloring books in print this year, with the market continuing to surge, said Ken Fund, president and CEO of Quarto, a publisher of illustrated and creative titles. Those sales are being led by its Zen Coloring Book series, which includes the bestselling Color Me Calm and Color Me Happy, both by art therapist Lacy Mucklow with art by Angela Porter. The books have gone back to press 10 times in the past six months, for a total of more than 275,000 copies worldwide. "We imagined the books would appeal to adults looking to relax. But we never expected the responses we've received from people battling serious medical conditions," added editorial director Jeannine Dillon, who came up with the idea for the series after coloring with her four-year-old son. Read More.
June 12, 2014
Boycraft, a book featuring activities for children, was named to the 8 best ways to have water fun by New York Metro parents, a local listing and parenting idea web site in New York. The list included instructions on how to make water bombs from pieces of paper. See the entire list here. Read More.
April 23, 2014
The Quarto Group was featured in Publishers Weekly London Book Show Daily on April 9, 2014. Here are a few excerpts from the article. Read More.
February 26, 2014
Quarto (LSE: QRT.L), the leading global illustrated book publisher and distribution group, on February 26 announced a rebrand of its publishing divisions, comprising new names and a new visual identity, which better represents how the divisions work together. With shared domestic, international and foreign language sales teams Quarto is one integrated supplier to customers worldwide. The new names and logos make this clear while capitalizing on the company's 38-year-old heritage. Read More.
December 3, 2013
Pulp Fiction, The Complete Story of Quentin Tarantino's Masterpiece, published by Voyageur Press; An Exuberant Catalogue of Dreams, published by Aurum Press, and The New English Garden, published by Frances Lincoln, are on this year's New York Times Holiday Gift Guide. Read More.