At Michael O’Mara Books we specialise in creative and inspired adult non-fiction. Independent, commercial and always on-trend, we are passionate about our books and publish an exciting and varied list – from history and popular science to language; sport and biography to puzzles; gift and humour to craft – that reaches readers across the world.

New Titles


The Magical Unicorn Society

Written by Selwyn E. Phipps, President of the Magical Unicorn Society

£9.99

After centuries of mystery, the mythical Magical Unicorn Society has published its official handbook.

These learned lovers of unicorns have created a treasure chest of unicorn lore – the facts, the fiction, the where, why and what of these elusive beasts. This is the ultimate gift for anyone who truly believes.

Discover the myth of the Gold and Silver Unicorns, and the legendary stories of the seven unicorn families. Find out about their unique powers, where they live around the world, what they eat and how to have the best chance of spotting one. Learn about the history of the Magical Unicorn Society – from its foundation to the present day – and how to become a member.

With breathtaking artwork from Helen Dardik and Harry and Zanna Goldhawk (Papio Press), and stunning design and production, this special book gallops through a history of these mythical creatures and looks at their magical future.

Give a F**k

Felicity Morse

£12.99

Praise for Give a F**k:

'A lovely, inspiring book, full of brilliant advice – a perfect corrective for the state of the world' – India Knight

'It really cuts through the honey glaze of self-help and hits you right where you need it' – Holly Bourne, author of How Do You Like Me Now?

'Felicity writes with the compassion, assuredness and humour of someone who clearly gets what it can be like to feel too much of everything too much of the time.' – Ruby etc, illustrator and cartoonist

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A funny, wise, practical and expressive guide to caring and compassion – also known as ‘giving a fuck’!

Give A F**k has one important, vital and highly topical theme at its heart: compassion. Otherwise known as caring, AKA giving a fuck. Journalist and life-coach Felicity Morse has turned her smart, witty and informed focus on developing our innate compassion / kindness skills, for the enduring benefit of ourselves, and for the many ways in which we can care for, help, learn from and work with the people and the world around us to achieve profound fulfillment.

Give a F**k covers Self, Relationships, Community and Infinity and Beyond and combines warm, witty and philosophical narrative with thought-provoking and easy-to-implement exercises to help us conquer our personal obstacles in the path of developing our most caring selves.

Coming Soon


In Strictest Confidence

In Strictest Confidence

The third instalment in Craig Revel Horwood’s frank and funny autobiography takes the reader through the highs and lows of the Strictly Come Dancing star’s ‘fab-u-lous’ life. Join Craig and a host of Strictly stars – including Ore Oduba, Judy Murray and the unforgettable Ed Balls – on the show and live tours and get the real stories from behind the scenes.

The Aussie-born judge shares his famously forthright views on the changes in the show’s line up, from Bruce Forsyth and Len Goodman’s departures to the arrival of Claudia Winkleman and Shirley Ballas, as well as the dancers and stars.

Away from Strictly, Craig reveals fresh heartache over failed romances, his pain at losing his dad and how his work kept him from flying to Australia for the funeral. He marks the milestones in his life, including turning fifty and moving from London to live in a ‘gorgeous’ country pile, as well as going under the knife for a second hip operation plus a few nips and tucks.

The multi-talented dancer, director and choreographer also discusses his award-winning shows, including Sister Act and Son of a Preacher Man, and spending a year in drag as Miss Hannigan in Annie. Plus, he reveals all about his foray into movies, choreographing Hugh Grant for Paddington 2 and making his big screen debut in Nativity Rocks.

With his famous wit and a wealth of backstage gossip, In Strictest Confidence is the perfect read for all his fans as well as those of Strictly Come Dancing.


Audio: Listen to the Emoji Code Podcast

Leigh Alexander speaks to Dr Vyvyan Evans – author of The Emoji Code – about the role the emoji plays in human communication. What’s different about emoji, how can they help us communicate better in the digital age, and where might non textual communication be heading next?

Our Updates


New Job Role: Publicity and Marketing Officer, Michael O’Mara Books

12/06/2018

We are seeking an experienced publicity and marketing professional with a proven background in non-fiction campaigns to spread the word about our fantastic books and authors. Closing date: Friday 6th

Michael O’Mara Books is Now Exporting Direct

02/05/2018

As of May 1st 2018, we are no longer using a 3rd party export representative. The export sales of Michael O’Mara Books are now handled by the Michael O’Mara Export Sales Team.