Patrick’s Books

Patrick’s books are available from both the best and worst bookshops, or from the publisher

Alternatively there is a site dedicated to his writing – from where you can also order his latest books, by using a paypal link.

The new book is now back from the printer (31st August 2020) – Walking Home.

It is published by the Smokehouse Press, and priced at £10 plus postage and packing.

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Reclaiming Commons was published by the Smokehouse Press in December 2018.

£8.00 plus postage and packing.



“I’ll sing to you to this soft lute, and show you all alive, The World, when every particle of dust breathes forth its joy.” sang William Blake
The Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change says that if we have not reduced cultural carbon emissions to 45% below 2010 levels by 2030, then civilisation and its joys will end.
Of course, politicians and journalists have skim-read the IPCC report to mean that if we have not begun to think about change by 2030, then & etc.
Since, humanity is currently emitting more carbon than 2010, the percentage reduction by 2030 is now not 45%, but 50%. In just few years that will become an absolute and immediate 100%. Looking at modern political systems, it is plain that we have already begun too late.
Yet, in the developed world, the largest contributor to climate change is the behaviour of its citizens. Since our behaviour is the problem, it is also the solution. Governments and corporations are abstract ideas. They have not the physics to cause either climate change, or the tragic, cascading loss of species which is falling round our muffled ears. Only people exist. We are the causal physics, which must change. We can reclaim the common. This book explores what commons are and it argues that, fail, or not, adjusting our lives to settle inside an ecological ration of Earth, is the same as the pursuit of happiness.
The time of personalities is over. The author is a working farmer, but this is the time of common humanity – beyond identity, profession, sex, class, race, nationhood… Culture is not what we’ve achieved, but what we do. So far, what we’ve done has achieved self-destruction. Now, we must do something different.

Towards the Convivial Economy was published by the Smokehouse Press in March 2017


200 pages £7.50, plus postage and packing

A Midsummer Night’s Dream was published by the Smokehouse Press in 2014.


“Could we dream of a better world? Do we have the imagination to link happiness to places, people closely to our planet? These are epic times, and Patrick Noble sets out how to explore the routes to conviviality we may have forgotten we desire. Creating greener economies will take remarkable effort. Here, then, are some brave solutions.”  Professor Jules Pretty

“Patrick Noble’s writings preserve the organic movement’s authentic radical spirit” – Dr Philip Conford, author of The Development of the Organic Network.

350 pages, £8.50 plus postage & packing.

Review of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. by Dr Philip Conford, courtesy of the Organic Grower – journal of The Organic Growers’ Alliance – Noblereview26December


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