Richard Webb
Richard Webb


Welcome to the website of Richard Webb who has been publishing books since the 1970's. His current titles are shown here and on the following pages.

The Webb & Bower back catalogure of 333 titles can be seen in full and is one of the the links that can be clicked above.

If you wsh to buy books or contact the publisher there are links above for you to do so.

Our New Publication:

MY DEVONSHIRE YEAR in Devon Life September 2015

My Devonshire Year

A beautifully illustrated journal entitled My Devonshire Year was launched at Darts Farm.

Brian and Julie Pogson, plus publisher Richard Webb and his wife Gilly, held the launch in celebration of the first publication of a journal of the Devon coast and countryside by Brian's mother, Margaret Pogson.

It was originally crafted to celebrate the beauty of Devon when Margaret feared she would have to move away from her beloved country home. She decided to write the journal as a permanent record of her love of Devon.

After remaining hidden for 30 years, the journal is finally receiving the attention it deserves.


My Devonshire Year is not only well written and wonderfully illustrated; it provides an important historical record of a Devon part of which is vanishing fast. This is a book to read slowly; to dip in and out of and to savour and to read with the seasons. It is a book for the Devon connoisseur and the Devon beginner and celebrates an endangered way of life. It is full of colour and of wisdom. It is, quite simply, a delight.”
David Fursdon DL, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for Devon

“A labour of love - a handwritten diary full of beautiful watercolour images of Devon's flora and fauna…. Laura Dale, Devon Life “A gift for being able to paint pictures in words…the book is beautifully illustrated but the words and the way she describes things are beautiful in their own way…it really is fantastic…She has an understanding of the natural world around her…..a lovely piece of work.” Rick Edwards, BBC Radio Devon

My Devonshire Year is, in my opinion, an altogether more relevant book to our lives than Country Diary, being a wonderfully evocative celebration of Devonshire, written within our lifetime. If it is as popular as I predict then this new book is heading for the Bestseller Lists before too long.” Robert Jarman, Editor, Vintage Magazine

“What a heart-warming tale…Book of the year…a remarkable, and very charming, illustrated diary of a year in the Devon countryside” Becky Sheaves, Editor, West magazine, Western Morning News on Sunday

My Devonshire Year, a book celebrating the beauty of our coastline and countryside….the book that brings Devon’s coastline to life.” Karen Perrow, Dartmouth Chronicle/Kingsbridge & Salcombe Gazette

A beautiful insight into this glorious county , a delight Caroline Quentin, Actress

Oh it is beautiful! I started to read it in bed and it actually brought tears to my eyes! It made me yearn for my childhood in gentler times.
The exquisite illustrations reminded me of the Sundays spent with my father and brother walking through the sublime Devon coast and countryside. The thrill of seeing the flowers he'd pointed out and whose names I had forgotten …wonderful names like Creeping Cinquefoil and Streaked Cranesbill! The rituals of picking snowdrops, primroses, pussy willow catkins and bluebells …making sure we never took bulbs and leaving plenty for others to enjoy. Collecting conkers sweet chestnuts and beech nuts shells and mushrooms . Hearing the plaintive cry of curlew and the tell -tale drilling of a distant Woodpecker. It is so easy to forget these simple treasures when you live in this glorious county …thank you Margaret for reminding me!
Judi Spiers, Broadcaster

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