About Volute

Volute is the publishing name for

Children's Early Reading

Volute has created a series of early readers for children aged 5 to 7 and those older, struggling with reading. A child’s confidence quickly evaporates and learning becomes difficult when he or she falls behind with reading.

Ned in a Tub, Chit-Chat on the Bus, Crunch at Lunch and Honk in a Huff are the first four titles of a series of funny books.

They stimulate the imagination and navigate a child through single and complex letter sounds, which are the building blocks of more than 70% of the English language.


Second City Architecture

Volute is dedicated to creating titles that illustrate the historical architecture of Birmingham. People of the past often erected functional buildings with imagination and creativity and time and again did so with admirable skill. The study of ancient Birmingham churches, as a group, has long been ignored. These were the most significant buildings at the heart of medieval and later life in villages, now swallowed up by the city.

James Melling, in the forthcoming title, Medieval Birmingham Churches 1086 – 1850, examines the most important assemblage of Second City buildings.


Second City History

Birmingham boasts an impressive history and enjoys a rich heritage of artefacts, buildings, transport systems, art collections, written works and an array of so much more, created by the people who lived and worked in the great Second City. Volute is committed to the delivery of Second City History and begins with the Worcester & Birmingham Canal, written and richly illustrated by James Melling. This is a study of great and ambitious canal engineering in the late 18th Century.