In 2005, Menard Press brought out a book to celebrate the seventieth birthday of the distinguished publisher, T.G. Rosenthal: Life in Books
. Copies of the limited edition of three hundred copies were privately distributed to his family and friends and those of the contributors. The roster of thirty nine contributors include Joan Bakewell, John Banville, William Boyd, David Cairns, Margaret Forster, Gunter Grass, David Lodge, Nicholas Mosley, Peter Porter, Brian Rix, Salman Rushdie, Ben Schott, Clive Sinclair, Gore Vidal and David Whitaker. The frontispiece reproduces a portrait of Tom Rosenthal by Paula Rego, a previously unpublished pastel painting.