Thursday, 28 January 2010

Circus Mania meets the Daleks

Douglas McPherson, the author of our forthcoming book, Circus Mania has written a story for My Weekly featuring the Daleks. To find out more check the Circus Mania blogspot here

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Extract – Milos Urban's Seven Churches

In May 2010, we will be publishing a remarkable new novel by one of the most exciting writers in Europe, Milos Urban.
His novel, Seven Churches, is one of the most talked-about books in Europe, a best-seller in Spain. Our thanks to Edinburgh Review for publishing the extract shown here - the first time the English translation of Seven Churches has been seen. There will be a full webpage for this book coming soon.

Three Peter Owen titles now available as audio downloads

We are delighted to be now working with Audible, the UK's largest provider of downloadable audiobooks. They have chosen three titles of ours for 2010: Shusaku Endo's Silence and The Samurai and Edith Piaf's autobiography Wheel of Fortune. Both the Endo titles can be found here and the Piaf, listed as Must_Read Non-Fiction can also be downloaded here

Sebastian Peake on Gormenghast

Sebastian Peake, son of Mervyn, has just been on the Today talking about the art of Gormenghast. The artistic genius of Mervyn Peake is fully showcased in our acclaimed Mervyn Peake: The Man and His Art, now available in paperback. Those who missed the programme can pick it up on Radio 4's Listen Again

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Cheers for the Hare

One of our most popular books in recent times is The Year of the Hare, but this tale about an unassuming yet enigmatic and inspirational hare may well have led us to forget about the plight of this animal in this country - until we had a call from The Hare Preservation Trust. Annette Tait, one of the staff at the entirely volunteer-run Trust, filled us in on what they are doing for hares in Britain - and further afield. We are delighted to announce that from later this week, all sales of the book direct from their shop will include a 10% donation to the Trust. Annette also has her own blog here here.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

My Contemporaries Review

Jean Cocteau's My Contemporaries has received a review, above, in Bloomsbury Review

The Ice Palace featured on Bookgroup Info

Our friends at Bookgroup Info have been kind enough to include another one of our titles, The Ice Palace in their Recommended page

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

More Reviews for Mike Ashley's The Darker Sex

Two reviews here for The Darker Sex, the acclaimed collection of ghostly, gothic stories by Victorian Women writers: one from Publishers Weekly, the other from an interesting website called The Literary Omnivore.Following the highly favourable reception to The Darker Sex, Peter Owen will be producing a companion volume, The Dreaming Sex, Tales of Scientific Wonder and Dread, also edited by Mike Ashley, in 2010. Keep an eye on the website for more details

Review for our Edgar Allan Poe biography

The Library Journal has released the following review of our book on Edgar Allan Poe

Robin Hood author interviewed

John Paul Davis, the author of our book on Robin Hood has been interviewed by the Nottingham Evening Post on his fascinating new theory on the life and times of an English icon

Brian Braithwaite blogs on Guardian Media

Brian Braithwaite, the author of The Press Book has recently written a fascinating piece on the Guardian Media website, describing the Top Ten Magazines that have been most influential in the post-war period.