Welcome to britain's most exciting new publisher
How many types of book are there? For sure, there are more than thirty-six. But we think that's a pretty decent goal to start off with. From travelogues to life stories. From annuals to paperbacks. From sport to philosophy. From fact to fiction.
Thirty-Six Books began with the aim of publishing unique books all united by one thing: a dedication to pushing the accepted boundaries of the commercial book industry. If some say it can't be done, we'll do it. If others aren't willing to risk working with a new writer, we'll take the chance. If people think they know better, we'll show them they don't know as much as they think.
We are the new pioneers of publishing.
And that means we're open to ideas. For now, we're looking for specialists. Are you an expert in your field? Have you always wanted to write the ultimate book about the subject that obsesses you? Do you already have the theme or even a manuscript ready? Just send an email to the address at the bottom of this page and let's see what we can do.
Much more than just a cycle touring book, Rides of Passage blends the stories of two life-affirming bike expeditions with the experiences of a father and son during the 21 years in between to create a unique memoir.
Using original diaries from Matt and Arthur Lamy’s first trans-France voyage in 1994; daily reports from their 2015 trip; and their two life journeys — as one grows from a teenager into a father, the other from a father to a grandfather — it is a tale that touchingly captures the passage of time, relationships, family life, cycling, and the sights and sensations of pedalling across a foreign country.
RIDES OF PASSAGE
Thirty-Six Books' debut publication — Rides of Passage by father and son Arthur and Matt Lamy — is available now. Priced £12.99 for this first edition hardback book, it can be ordered direct from our website by clicking the link below.
matt and arthur lamy chat about their trans-france cycle rides
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Evans Cycles: Rides of passage author writes guest bloG
Matt Lamy, cycling journalist and author of Rides of Passage, explains why the bicycle can be such a wonderful way to recapture your youth. To read the full article, click here.
Rides of passage COMPETITION AND FEATURE ARTICLE
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Rides of passage receives 10/10 in cycling Weekly review
Britain's longest running and most respected cycling magazine Cycling Weekly has given Rides of Passage a 10/10 score in its recent review. "Rather than a blow-by-blow account of every road travelled, Rides of Passage is presented much more as a journey of the intervening 21 years, cleverly referencing to things that happen along the way. It feels much the same as the sort of memories and thoughts that pop into your head on a long ride, triggered by sights, sounds, smells or places," the review says. To read more, just click here.
legendary british cycling magazine gives our book top score
Rides of passage authors speak to BBC radio jersey
Rides of Passage authors Matt and Arthur Lamy were invited onto the Charlie McCardle show on their native Jersey's local BBC radio station to talk about cycling across France, writing Rides of Passage, their father/son relationship and much more. To hear the full interview, click here and move the time bar to 1 hour 29 minutes.
media praise for Rides of passage
"A very interesting book that will surely give more pleasure in the reading than Matt and his dad got from doing it!" Mike Burrows in Velo Vision
"Heartwarming, funny and insightful it made me wish I had done something similar with my own dad." The Northern Echo
"The appeal of this entertaining book is broad: anyone who has a father or son, anyone who has ever undertaken a long-distance trip, or anyone who has an interest in riding in France will enjoy many aspects of it — 10/10." Cycling Weekly
"Rides of Passage is touching in its treatment of the passage of time and a special father-son bond, as well as in its delicious descriptions of France as seen from the saddle." French Property News
"Rides of Passage is a heart-warming and amusing account of a father and son reconnecting as they relive their youthful adventures and reminisce on the years between... it's a romp of a ride and a read." Cycle (Cycling UK magazine)