Turtle Bunbury Histories is on a mission to capture the legacy of the past, preserving the future for generations to come.
We carry out in-depth historical research for families, houses and companies. Illustrating the text with photographs of people and places, buildings and back drops, we follow the journey from its earliest origins to the present generations.
Written as a highly readable and engaging epic story, the result is a handsome book that will be amongst your most important treasures – a record of your origins and formative years, along with the key moments of its history.
'A true researcher’s curiosity to increase our knowledge about the past; an ability to communicate with great fluency his material and ideas; and a commitment to his subjects that makes Turtle worthy of the title ‘passionate scholar’.
Jamie Camplin, Managing Director, Thames & Hudson
Praise for Turtle Bunbury's books
'With a brilliant flourish, Turtle Bunbury’s open-handed, clear-sighted and finely written book is a veritable banner of wonderful stories.'
'I’ve always loved Turtle’s writing, the wit and heartbeat in his history.’
'Already well-established as chroniclers of Irish lives - the phenomenally successful Vanishing Ireland series - photographer James Fennell and bestselling author Turtle Bunbury introduce fascinating Irish people whose lives span a century that drastically changed the face of Ireland. Nostalgic, yes, but Vanishing Ireland is also successful because it maintains the dignity and good humour of the people whose lives it explores, without straying into faux sentimentality."
TURTLE BUNBURY IN ACTION
We create marketable heritage histories for brands including Adare Manor, the Maxol Group and Weir & Sons jewellers.
“Turtle Bunbury, Editor of this fine book, and his team have spent two years researching, listening and learning all about the life of Adare Manor, to ensure the book represents the wonderful history of this magnificent property. We are delighted with the final publication. "
Colm Hannon, Chief Executive, Adare Manor
Our 2020 'Past Tracks' campaign with Irish Rail, sees our history panels rolling out across train stations nationwide.
"We are surrounded by the past wherever we stand," explains Turtle Bunbury. "We identify stories from the rich history that surrounds us and present them as something to intrigue, amuse and maybe even inspire people as they wait."
“You’re speaking my language,” says Ryan Tubridy, while interviewing Turtle. “I love it! This is the way forward in history terms.”
The Tubridy Show
‘Ireland's Forgotten Past’ (Thames & Hudson, 2020), is the latest
best-selling book by Turtle Bunbury, described in BBC History Magazine as ‘a magnificently eclectic collection [by] a skilled storyteller who carries his learning lightly and his readers with him.' Sebastian Barry chose it as his book to read during lockdown for The Guardian, calling it '‘a delicious book … a stirring atlas of Irishness’ . You can listen to Turtle talking about his new book on the Tubridy Show 2020.
Other books by Turtle Bunbury include the award-winning Vanishing Ireland, The Glorious Madness and Adare Manor - The Renaissance of an Irish Country House.
Turtle Bunbury presents talks at corporate events and literary festivals around the world, and contributes to the television series 'Who Do You Think You Are?' and the US podcast 'Backstory',
Through our Vanishing Ireland project, we interview and record the voices of wonderful characters aged 70+, listening to memories and tribal elder wisdom. If you'd like to nominate a person to be interviewed by Turtle Bunbury Histories, please email: email@example.com