Peter Horrobin

Founder & International Director of Ellel Ministries

Books Published

Peter’s business career was largely spent in the publishing industry. This compilation of books for which he was personally responsible does not include the many medical and scientific books published under the Medical and Technical Publishing Company (MTP) imprint during his time with the company as a founding Director. These books were largely produced at the instigation of his colleagues David Horrobin and David Bloomer.

The books listed below under MTP Ltd are the ones that Peter Horrobin was personally responsible for or had a particular personal interest in during his MTP years. He then established his own publishing companies The Construction Press Ltd, Lancaster Editorials Ltd and Lunesdale Publishing Group Ltd and a full list of the titles he published under these im prints is included below. In time MTP Ltd became part of the Elsevier Publishing Group and The Construction Press Ltd became part of the Longman Group of Companies. Of these various companies, Lancaster Editorials Ltd is still a small independent operation.

Peter also had interests in retail and antiquarian bookselling. The Carnforth Bopokshop Ltd, which he founded in 1977 became the largest second-hand bookshop in the region with over a 100,000 books in stock. Under different ownership this business continues to attract interest and customers from far afield.

In 2006 Peter Horrobin became Chairman of the Christian Publishing House, Sovereign World Ltd. Sovereign World was founded by Chris Mungeam in 1986, the ame year as Ellel Ministries was established. Sovereign World published Peter’s books on healing and it was a natural step, therefore, for Sovereign World Ltd to become part of Ellel Ministries International on Chris Mungeam’s retirement in 2006.

MTP Ltd (1971-74)

  • Building Research Establishment Digest Volumes
    • Building Construction Building Construction (1973)*
    • Building Materials (1973)
    • Services and Environmental Engineering (1973)
    • Building Defects and Maintenance (1974)
  • A Complete Guide to Fire and Buildings, Ed. E.W.Marchant (1972)
  • The Construction Industry Handbook, Ed R.A.Burgess, P.J.Horrobin, N.McKee and J.W.Simpson (1971 and 1973)
  • The Control of Wind Effects on Buildings, A.L.Longworth (1973)
  • Developments in Modern Buildings, (1972)
  • A Guide to Kenya and Northern Tanzania A Guide to Kenya and Northern Tanzania. David F.Horrobin. (1971)*
  • Marketing and Building Management, W.B.Jepson and M.P.Nicholson (1972)
  • Models, Evaluations and Information Systems for Planners – Compendium (1974)
  • Modern Masonry Panel Construction Systems, J.J.Svec and P.E.Jeffers (1973)
  • A New Approach to the Standard Form of Building Contract A New Approach to the Standard Form of Building Contract, G.P.Jones (1972)*
  • Progress in Construction Science and Technology Progress in Construction Science and Technology. Ed P.J.Horrobin and J.W.Simpson, Vol 1 (1971)
  • Progress in Construction Science and Technology Progress in Construction Science and Technology. Ed P.J.Horrobin and J.W.Simpson, Vol 2 (1973)
  • The Weathering and Performance of Building Materials, Ed J.W.Simpson and P.J.Horrobin (1970)

Construction Press Ltd (1974-1980)

  • Air and Rain Penetration of Buildings. P.Marsh (1977)
  • Ambient Energy and Building Design. J.E.Rendell (1978)
  • Anatomy of Quantity Sureveying, G.A.Hughes (1978)
  • Architecture and Urban Design W.Houghton-Evans (1978)
  • Bricks: Their Properties and Use, BDA (1975)
  • Building Production and Project Management, Burgess and White (1979)
  • Building Disasters and Failures, G.Scott (1976)
  • Building: The Process and the Product, Denis R.Harper Building: The Process and the Product, Denis R.Harper (1978)*
  • Building Research Series (1978)
    • Concrete
    • Fibre Reinforced Materials
    • Foundations and Soil Technology
    • Energy, Heating and Thermal Comfort
    • Building Failure
    • Dams and Embankments
    • Wind and Snow Loading
    • Fire Control
  • Common Building Defects, NBA (1979)
  • A Complete Guide to Demolition, D.M.Pledger (1977)
  • Concrete Admixtures: Use and Applications, M.R.Rixom (1977)
  • Construction Research International, CIB Congress (1977)
  • Energy Conservation, R.G.Courtney (1977)
  • Elements of Timber Construction, Design and Technology, TRADA (1979)
  • Environmental Science Handbook, S.V. Szokolay Environmental Science Handbook, S.V. Szokolay (1980)*
  • Euro-International Committee for Concrete
    • Buckling and Instability (1978)
    • Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (1978)
    • Lightweight Aggregate Concrete (1978)
    • Design and Detailing of Steel Reinforcement (1980)
    • Time Dependent Deformation (1980)
  • Film Guide for the Construction Industry, R.Brewer (1979)
  • High Alumina Cement Concrete, A.M.Neville (1975)
  • Home Improvements and Conversions Home Improvements and Conversions, TRADA (1978)*
  • Housing the Elderly, HMSO (1974)
  • Housing the Family, HMSO (1974)
  • Housing Maintenance Manual Vols 1 and 2, SLASH (1979 and 1980)
  • International Construction Work, A.F.C.Sherratt (1980)
  • Materials and Building Research, UTI (1979)
  • Materials Management on Building Sites, I.E.Chandler (1978)
  • Mechanical Fixing Devices, P.Marsh and D.Beckett (1976)
  • A New Approach to Construction Management, W.M.Laing (1976)
  • A New Approach to the FIDIC Conditions of Contract, G.P.Jones (1979)
  • A New Approach to the ICE Conditions of Contract A New Approach to the ICE Conditions of Contract, G.P.Jones (1975)*
  • A New Approach to the Planning Regulations, M. Crush (1979)
  • Performance Time Standards for Woodwork, W.M.Laing (1980)
  • Polymers in Concrete, Concrete Society (1976)
  • Properties of Building Materials, H.J.Eldridge (1974)
  • Remedial Treatment of Buildings Remedial Treatment of Buildings, B.A.Richardson (1979)*
  • Site Foremanship, I.G.Weeks (1978)
  • The Strength Properties of Timber, BRE (1974)
  • The Sunday Times Book of Do-it-Yourself The Sunday Times Book of Do-it-Yourself (1975)*
  • Testing and Test Methods of Fibre Cement Composites, R.N.Swamy (1979)
  • Thermal Insulation and Condensation, P.Marsh (1979)
  • Timbers of the World Vols 1 and 2, TRADA (1979 and 1980)
  • Timber Frame Housing Manual, TRADA (1979)
  • Urban Planning and Public Transport, R.W.Cresswell (1980)
  • Water Installations and Drainage Systems, F.Hall (1979)
  • Wood in Construction, B.A.Richardson (1976)
  • Wood Preservation Wood Preservation, B.A.Richardson (1978)*

Lunesdale Publishing Group Ltd

  • Quest for Innovation Quest for Innovation, History of the first ten years of Lancaster University, Marion McLintock (1974)*
  • Wordsworth’s Flowers Wordsworth’s Flowers, Stanley Finch (1982)*
  • In the Silver Dale, David Peter (1982)*
  • ‘Cross Kent Sands, David Peter and Foreword by HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (1985)*
  • Wordsworth’s Birds Wordsworth’s Birds, Stanley Finch (1986)*
  • The Garden Gang series of children’s books by Jayne Fisher, originated by Peter Horrobin and published in association with Ladybird Books Ltd.:
    • Penelope Strawberry and Roger Radish Penelope Strawberry and Roger Radish (1979)*
    • Percival Pea and Polly Pomegranate Percival Pea and Polly Pomegranate (1979)*
    • Oliver Onion and Tim Tomato Oliver Onion and Tim Tomato (1979)*
    • Lucy Leek and Bertie Brussels Sprout Lucy Leek and Bertie Brussels Sprout (1979)*
    • Wee Willie Water Melon and Betty Beetroot Wee Willie Water Melon and Betty Beetroot (1979)*
    • Gertrude Gooseberry and Belinda Blackcurrant Gertrude Gooseberry and Belinda Blackcurrant (1979)*
    •  Colin Cucumber and Patrick Pear Colin Cucumber and Patrick Pear (1980)*
    • Alice Apple and Peter Potato Alice Apple and Peter Potato (1980)*
    • Pam Parsnip and Lawrence Lemon Pam Parsnip and Lawrence Lemon (1980)*
    • Robert Raspberry and Grace Grape Robert Raspberry and Grace Grape (1980) *
    • Sheila Shallot and Benny Broad Bean Sheila Shallot and Benny Broad Bean (1980)*
    • Simon Swede and Avril Apricot Simon Swede and Avril Apricot (1980)*
    • Meet the Garden Gang Annual (1981)

Lancaster Editorials Ltd

  • The Parables of Harris The Parables of Harris, Peter and Fiona Horrobin (2003)
  • The Most Powerful Prayer on Earth The Most Powerful Prayer on Earth (UK Edition) Peter Horrobin (2004)