Tuesday 20 December 2011

Ken Russell's 'Brahms Gets Laid'

In a week of highly positive coverage for our new books, it would be churlish not to also include this less-than-positive (and churlish?) mention of an old one and the late, great Ken Russell in Private Eye. See clipping on the left. The novel in question. Brahms Gets Laid, is available with Beethoven Confidential

Fashions In Eyeglasses showcased on What's Good To Do

The updated version of Fashions In Eyeglasses is featured on the What's Good To Do website, here

Monday 19 December 2011

The Lost Word – another review, this time in The Independent

The Lost Word also received this review in The Independent, published 15.11.2011. Thanks, Lucy

Sunday 18 December 2011

Friday 16 December 2011

Time Out Istanbul review of The Lost Word

The latest edition of Time Out Istanbul features a review of one of our latest fiction titles, The Lost Word. This can be seen on the left

Monday 12 December 2011

Friday 25 November 2011

The Dreaming Sex reviewed in Foundation

is the international science fiction journal, and they have just reviewed The Dreaming Sex, viewable here

Tuesday 22 November 2011

Idle Years review

Here is a review for Orhan Kemal's The Idle Years which has just appeared in the Review of Middle Eastern Studies.

Wednesday 16 November 2011

Wednesday 9 November 2011

Circus Mania reviewed in White Tops

Circus Mania
has been reviewed once again in the U.S., this time in the magazine dedicated to the circus White Tops

Wednesday 2 November 2011

Guy Fawkes author on The Alan Titchmarsh Show

John Paul Davis, the author of Pity For The Guy has just appeared on The Alan Titchmarsh Show. You can still see the show here and also viewable here is the author with Alan in the studio. . .

Thursday 20 October 2011

Douglas McPherson on Writer's Forum

Douglas McPherson, author of Circus Mania appears in the latest issue of Writer's Forum, viewable here

Monday 17 October 2011

Another Kind of Life online

Another Kind of Life has also received a tremendous review on the Snake Oil Review website, viewable here

Another Kind of Life in The New Yorker

Michael Sherborne's acclaimed Another Kind of Life has now received coverage in the latest issue of The New Yorker, the pages being viewable here

Thursday 29 September 2011

Seven Churches in Historical Novels Review

You can see a fine review for The Seven Churches here. Next year, we will be publishing an English translation of Milos Urban's Lord Mord

Friday 23 September 2011

Tuesday 13 September 2011

H.G. Wells Library Journal review

Our book on H.G. Wells, Another Kind of Life has received another review in the U.S., this time in Library Journal and viewable here

Wednesday 24 August 2011

Circus Mania on American Profile

Douglas McPherson's Circus Mania is the lead review on the latest pages of American Profile

Tuesday 23 August 2011

Author Michael Sherborne at the Havant Literary Festival

Michael Sherborne, the author of the H.G. Wells biography, Another Kind of Life will be appearing at the Havant Literary Festival in September. Some details are viewable here

Wednesday 17 August 2011

Three-Cornered World review

A not wholly positive (!) – though interesting nevertheless – review for the
The Three-Cornered World here and here

Peter Owen in the Glasgow Herald

More Peter Owen 60th Anniversary coverage – this time in the Glasgow Herald – a v witty piece by Jackie McGlone

Friday 12 August 2011

Review for The Dreaming Sex in Sci Fi Magazine

Another review for The Dreaming Sex this time in Sci Fi Magazine

Review for The Dreaming Sex in Bust Magazine US

A good review for The Dreaming Sex, a collection of Science Fiction tales from various Victorian women writers in Bust

Thursday 14 July 2011

Our thanks to the Anna Kavan Society for tipping us off about the V&A Illustration Awards 2009: Student Category, which can be seen here – showing some illustrations by runner-up Kris Hoffman, inspired by Anna Kavan's Ice

Friday 8 July 2011

U.S. review for H.G. Wells

Another fine review for H.G. Wells from the States, which can be seen here

Monday 4 July 2011

Peter Owen recalls Anais Nin

Over the weekend, Peter Owen was interviewed by the The Telegraph and recalled a fleeting infatuation with none other than Anais Nin. This can be seen above and is well worth a read. More soon on the 60th Anniversary. . .

Saturday 2 July 2011

The Bookseller interviews Peter Owen

The Bookseller has interviewed Peter Owen for the 60th Anniversary recently and here he looks back on his years in the trade and lays into Katie Price. . .

Foyles Charing Cross Road Anniversary Promotion

Foyles at Charing Cross Road are also (!) promoting the anniversary, pics above. . .

Friday 1 July 2011

Foyles Anniversary Promotion

Foyles on the South Bank currently have a window display and 3 for 2 promotion featuring our Modern Classics series of titles. Some photos here. . .

The Peter Owen Anniversary Page

We now have a designated 60th Anniversary Page – click here to see some of the coverage and about special free merchandise

Wednesday 29 June 2011

More Peter Owen 60th Anniversary coverage

Peter Owen is back in the press with a vengeance this week. This interview with Peter Owen re Salvador Dali makes for essential reading. We publish Dali's only novel,Hidden Faces. Look out for more interviews this Saturday in the
Telegraph and the Glasgow Herald

Wednesday 22 June 2011

60th Anniversary Promotion at Foyles

Our thanks go out to Foyles who are promoting a range of our Modern Classics at the moment, tying in our 60th Anniversary with that of the Festival of Britain. Interesting background is provided here where Mike Dempsey, one of the UK's leading graphic designers, talks about the continuing influence of Keith Cunningham

Review for Michael Sherborne's H.G. Wells: Another Kind of Life

We have had an interesting review for our biography on H.G. Wells in the New Criterion, published in the U.S. This can be viewed alongside

Monday 20 June 2011

A review for The Smythson Circle

Our new book,The Smythson Circle, has received a review alongside. This appeared in the journal for the Ancient Monuments Society last week

Peter Owen in the Sunday Times

We are now in our 60th Anniversary Year and Peter Owen was interviewed in the Sunday Times. Please see alongside for this fascinating piece on his life and career in publishing

Wednesday 18 May 2011

More Circus Mania coverage

Circus Mania has been getting mentions once again, please see alongside for details

Bookseller mention

The Bookseller magazine has mentioned our 60th anniversary year as one of the highlights of 2011. This can be seen alongside

Tuesday 17 May 2011

Erin Pizzey also mentioned. . .

in this recent Richmond and Twickenham Times piece. This Way To The Revolution is published at the end of the month

Independent Trails Erin Pizzey's This Way To The Revolution

The Independent On Sunday has come up with a mention of our forthcoming book on Erin Pizzey – This Way To The Revolution – in this interesting article on recent and upcoming feminist writing.

Monday 18 April 2011

Mervyn Peake at Pallant House Gallery

We recommend that fans of Mervyn Peake visit
Pallant House Gallery in Chichester where they are hosting an exhibition of the great writer's illustrative works, not only from The Gormenghast Trilogy, but from a host of other works. This includes work showcased in our own books: Mervyn Peake The Man and His Art, Boy In Darkness and Mervyn Peake's Vast Alchemies

Praise for Michael Sherborne's H.G. Wells, Another Kind of Life

Our book on H.G. Wells by Michael Sherborne, got a good mention in the Express, though we were sorry to see that it was somewhat at the expense of David Lodge's new novel, A Man of Parts. . .

Friday 8 April 2011

Birdbrain in the Guardian

More good news for us in The Guardian in the past week – a great review for Johanna Sinisalo's Birdbrain. . .

Tuesday 29 March 2011

Michael Morpurgo in The Guardian on The Man Who Planted Trees

Today's Guardian had a feature asking writers about the one book they would pass on to the next generation and we are pretty blown away to see Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse praising The Man Who Planted Trees to the skies. His full quote is viewable here

Tuesday 22 March 2011

Joseph Roth Society

A new society dedicated to the study of the life and work of Joseph Roth has been created in Germany – on this link. Last year, we published The Antichrist – look out for a new Joseph Roth publication in Summer 2011

Monday 7 March 2011

Birdbrain News

Interested readers may like to go to the following link for Ranting Dragon where there is a chance to get a free copy of the acclaimed Birdbrain!

A New Biography of Edith Sitwell

We were delighted to aid biographer Richard Greene with his acclaimed new biography of Edith Sitwell, Avant Garde Poet, English Genius, which looks like a stupendous piece of work. Peter Owen knew Edith Sitwell at the outset of his publishing career and has regularly kept her novel, I Live Under A Black Sun in print. Here is the review from the Telegraph, where 'Black Sun' is described as 'a masterpiece'.

Monday 21 February 2011

Review for Nina In Utopia

Miranda Miller's Nina In Utopia has received this great
review on the
Good Reads site

Tuesday 15 February 2011

Five Star review for Circus Mania

Circus Mania has received a Five star review on Amazon!

Birdbrain review

More on Johanna Sinisalo's Birdbrain. Due out in April in the U.S. it has already received a very positive review – and the same magazine has trailed it as one of the Top Ten Science Fiction/Fantasy titles to be released this year. This can be seen here

Monday 31 January 2011

A Nomination for Johanna Sinisalo's Birdbrain

We were delighted to discover that Johanna Sinisalo's new novel
Birdbrain has been nominated for Best Novel by the British Science Fiction Association. You can see the rest of the nominations here. .

Thursday 27 January 2011

Peter Owen appears in Dazed And Confused

Dazed and Confused Magazine has a fascinating series of profiles called Cult V.I.P. Peter Owen is this month's V.I.P, and you can read more about his adventures in publishing on the left. . .This article is by Emily Hill

Monday 24 January 2011

Nina In Utopia review

Nina In Utopia has been reviewed in the Majorca Daily - you can view the review here on the left

Circus Mania at the World's Fair

Circus Mania
has had a review in The World's Fair which is the newspaper for travelling showmen. You can see the review on the author's website here