Toller n river valley in West Dorset. Recorded in the Domesday
survey as Tolre, derived from a Celtic word for stream in a hollow valley.
Little Toller Books was born in 2008 as an imprint of the Dovecote Press, a family-run publishing company that has specialised in books about rural life and local history since 1974. Little Toller was started with a singular purpose: to revive forgotten and classic books about nature and rural life in the British Isles.
The success of Little Toller’s Nature Classics has enabled it to grow into an independent publisher, attuned to writers and artists who seek inventive ways to reconnect us with the natural world and to celebrate the places we live in.
‘the wonderful Little Toller Books in Dorset, which keeps great books on nature in print’
MICHAEL ONDAATJE, NEW YORK TIMES
‘A small but discerning press’
‘Little Toller couldn’t be more British, but they are one of the most important contributors to European culture.’
RICHARD STOIBER, Matthes & Seitz Berlin
‘classic texts of rural writing and illustration brought back into beautiful existence’
KATHRYN HUGHES, The Guardian
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