Howard Timmins (Pty) Ltd

Howard Timmins (Pty) Ltd

Cape Town

Howard Timmins (1904-1984) was a South African publisher. He was acknowledged as the doyen of South African book publishers from the date of the establishment of his own book publishing house in 1948 until he retired in 1974 and his publishing company was taken over by Anthony Ashford (which was absorbed into Struik within ten years).

The niche Timmins carved in the local book scene was that of publishing, promoting and nurturing what has been described as popular non-fiction writing. After the second world war he groomed an extraordinary range of writers of travel, history, gardening, biography, anthropology and military history books.



  • Geoff Brakspear