Wednesday 27 May 2009

Peake video

Check out this BBC interview that Sebastian Peake gave on his father Mervyn Peake. We are currently hard at work on a radically revised version of Vast Alchemies, an authorised biography of Mervyn Peake by Peter Owen author G. Peter Winnington. Look for it this fall!

Know your Peake:
The Man and His Art (edited by Winnington)
Boy In Darkness
A Book of Nonsense

Thursday 21 May 2009

Guilty Review

A little behind on this one but here you go anyway – a readysteadybook review of Anna Kavan's Guilty.

Local Shout-Out

The Man Who Planted Trees is currently a recommended title at our local branch of Waterstones (High St Kensington). If you're in the area head over and check out this environmental classic.

Monday 18 May 2009


Saturday's Guardian ran an obituary on our author James Kirkup.

Friday 15 May 2009

Wednesday 13 May 2009

James Kirkup

We were sorry to learn that one of our most illustrious authors, James Kirkup - poet, translator, travel writer and scourge of the National Viewers and Listeners Association - died on the 10th May 2009. Obituarues from the Times and Telegraph follow.


Tuesday 12 May 2009

Two New Reviews

The Sikh Messenger, a quarterly UK magazine, featured a book review of Empire of the Sikhs by Patwant Singh and Jyoti M. Rai. Also reviewed was Villa Fleurie by Deanna Maclaren in the June-August edition of Overseas magazine.

Thursday 7 May 2009

Idle Years Review

This past sunday the Balkan Chronicle published a review of Orhan Kemal's The Idle Years.