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It is with great sadness that I have to report the death on January 20th of Pat Schooling, the Director and moving spirit behind Merton Books and Action Against Allergy. She was 92.

As we move to manage the legacy of amazing projects Pat was running, please do not purchase items through this website. If you have any questions, then please use the contact links to get in touch. Many thanks.

Merton Books was founded over 30 years ago by Amelia Nathan Hill, founder of the national charity Action Against Allergy (AAA). Its purpose was to provide recommended titles to allergy sufferers to help them with their diets and allergy management.

Merton Books has continued to work alongside AAA  through the years, becoming a specialised mail order distributor of books from many different publishers. It published its own first allergy title in 1997, later developing into biographical areas of reader interest, including Jennifer Worth’s Call the Midwife, now globally renowned. Within the last decade Merton Books has further expanded its business by becoming literary agent for several important authors.

  • Merton Books Limited
  • PO BOX 279
  • Twickenham
  • Middlesex
  • TW1 4XQ
  • Tel: 0208 892 4949
  • merton.books@btconnect.com
Selected Books
Call the Midwife

Now an acclaimed TV series, former midwife and eczema sufferer Jennifer Worth describes her experiences in London’s docklands in the 1950s.

Shadows of the Workhouse

Despite being officially abolished in 1930, these appalling institutions lingered on and are still within living memory.

A Daughter Remembers Dylan

Aeronwy Thomas, daughter of Welsh poet and playwright Dylan Thomas, recalls her childhood days spent at Laugharne, South Wales

The Allergy Bible

Detailed and comprehensive guide to allergies and their symptoms and treatments.

Panorama of the Thames

A Riverside View of Georgian London


All about a GP's life in Yorkshire in the '60s.

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