Thursday 28 January 2010
Thursday 14 January 2010
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.
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, 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
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
Tuesday 5 January 2010
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