Resident photographer of the London literary scene, Harpreet Kalsi, captured our Dedalus launch party wonderfully.
You can see more of his photography at ≠thatthingyoupluck.com
Dedalus available for pre-order in our shop here.
The debut novel¬†of¬†a respected and much-loved poet; a sequel to the lodestar of Modernist writing; causing a stir among Joyceans and universities before it was even signed. The firstfruits of this novel… but I will share these with you later. For now :
“Friday‚Äôs children would be fattening like seals across the sand, on their way to class. Black liquorice teeth. Loving and giving under the whalefeed of the clouds. He had to teach.”
Friday 17th June 1904. Stephen Dedalus wakes up in a Dublin Martello tower, hungover but with winnings in the pocket of his borrowed trousers. Dedalus goes about his day. Settling scores and debts. Pursued by the ghosts of his mother, Hamlet, and now a man called Leopold Bloom who has woken up with plans for him. The young poet weaves hopes and ideas into burning wings of ambition. Can he elude death in the passages of books?
McCabe‚Äôs iconoclastic tribute to James Joyce‚Äôs masterpiece gives right-of-reply to his self-portrait, Stephen Dedalus. Stephen and Bloom, cut from Joyce‚Äôs ego, become cultural types pasted into Digital Age storytelling.
‚ÄúParts of this book will remain with me, and pollute my reading of Hamlet and Ulysses, forever. I also add it to my personal library of Great Books About Dead Fathers.‚ÄĚ
Max Porter, Author of Grief is the Thing with Feathers
BLOOMSDAY BOOK LAUNCH:
5pm ‚Äď 7pm
Saturday 16th June¬†2018
Lock-keeper‚Äôs Cottage Graduate Centre
(nr. Mile End Lock)
Queen Mary University of London
Nearest Tube Mile End
Join us for a can of Forty Foot beer ūüėČ¬†music, and an¬†interactive reading :¬†you choose which path we¬†take as we dip into¬†the book.¬†You can turn up on the day, but email¬†us¬†(RSVP here) to be added to the guest list and receive updates.
We are delighted to be hosted by Queen Mary University of London¬†Department of English¬†: The London home of Joyce scholarship and¬†Ping’s¬†alma mater,¬†where she studied¬†Ulysses¬†and first introduced it to David. Without this introduction editing this book would have been impossible. QMUL offer cutting edge courses in Modernist Literature and Creative Writing. This is the place to be.
Order your PRESALE copy here, and it will arrive in all its gorgeousness (yellow translucent cover!) before Bloomsday:
Chris McCabe¬†is the author of four poetry collections, most recently¬†Speculatrix¬†(Penned in the Margins).¬†Pharmapoetica, with Maria Vlotides, was shortlisted for The Ted Hughes Award and his plays¬†Shad Thames, Broken Wharf¬†and¬†Mudflats¬†have been performed in Liverpool and London. His non-fiction series, searching for a great lost poet in one of London‚Äôs Magnificent Seven cemeteries, begins with¬†In the Catacombs: a Summer Among the Dead Poets of West Norwood Cemetery¬†(selected as an LRB Bookshop book of the year) and¬†Cenotaph South: Mapping the Lost Poets of Nunhead Cemetery. He co-edited, with Victoria Bean,¬†The New Concrete: Visual Poetry in the 21st Century¬†(Hayward Publishing, 2015).
*For the full experience, stumble into your house at 2am after looking at these.
NB) you may find it useful to show the bookseller this page on your phone when ordering. The following will be in publishing language:
We recently joined a sales and marketing support network called Inpress Books Ltd.¬†Synchronising with them meant delaying the date registered with Nielsen until August for our Spring titles. So electronically you will find an August date for Now Legwarmers, but stock is ready at NBNi and cleared for release NOW!¬†If you don’t already have an Ingram or NBNi account you can contact NBNi directly here:
Any problems contact Inpress Books Ltd:¬†email@example.com¬†or T :¬†0191 230 8104
(We’re not going to tell Amazon, so that’s a four month head start for Independents. HAHAHA!)
114 years since plump Buck Mulligan and Stephen Dedalus dipped their toes in the snotgreen sea at Dublin’s Forty Foot, join us as we dip our toes into the canon of Irish literary fiction at the 40FT Brewery Tap Room in Dalston, London.
40FT¬†is one of Hackney’s hidden gems. A real super-node where artists, designers and entrepreneurs have been congregating for the last few years. Attracted by conversation, conviviality and some of the finest craft beers in London. 40FT Larger brought Kolsch to London, and IMHO it’s the best beer brewed here. But perhaps the best partner to Now Legwarmers’ hidden depths will be 40FT Deep, an incredible stout. You can turn up on the night, but email¬†us (RSVP here) to be added to the list and get a drinks token on us.
6pm – 9pm
Friday 20th April 2018
40FT Brewery Tap Room
Bootyard, Abbot Street
Lost? +44 (0) 797 684 3290
40FT Brewery Tap Room is in a shipping container in the Bootyard, tucked behind the Arcola Theatre and Cafe Oto.
Access is via Abbot St.¬†Keep going straight down Abbot St. even though it feels wrong. It is a hidden gem after all.
There is more in the pipeline, but for now we can confirm Pascal will read from the book and copies will be on sale.
This April we launch the first in a new series of novels, Now Legwarmers by Pascal O’Loughlin!
6pm-9pm Friday 20th April 2018
Secret location! (3mins from¬†Dalston Kingsland and Dalston Junction Overground)
RSVP to receive a drinks token (limited): david [at] henninghamfamilypress.co.uk
This beautiful litho-printed and notch-bound paperback has a short cover (image by Mike Newton) that reveals foil-debossed endpapers made with¬†pulped animal dung. It will be available to buy on the night, or you can pre-order below!
‚ÄúI wanted to reach into the book and tell him that eventually everything will be okay.¬†His description of small town life is excruciatingly perfect, his attention to detail¬†is exquisite.¬†It‚Äôs a gem of a book.‚ÄĚ ¬†–¬†Marian Keyes‚ÄúKept so clear and seemingly simple, its skill with what goes unsaid makes it unforgettable. What a beauty.‚ÄĚ –¬†Ali Smith¬†on ‚ÄėTwo Tickets for the Musical‚Äô
‚ÄúOn a housing estate called ClonduffSiberia deep in the middle of nowhere really, the body of a horse named RottingDead lies buried in the garden of a house that no family has moved into yet. The body of this horse does not have the head attached but it does have a heart, and its heart is lonely and filled with longing.‚ÄĚ
John and his Mother, grieving for his Father, move to ClonduffSiberia. John meets Angela at a youth club disco and she introduces him to kissing, Bowie and cigarettes. Suddenly a girl goes missing and the answer seems to lie in the grown-up world of love and loss John is struggling to navigate.
Pursued by, vivid ghosts, anxious visions and ne‚Äôer-do-wells, John takes us with him as he finds himself, in the wrong place.
We had a wonderful two days at Edinburgh’s Fruitmarket Gallery, and a warm welcome from the city. I delivered a talk on variations on concertina binding that culminated in wrapping the audience in our monumental Moscow book A Line of Five Feet. The audience was roughly the same size, so it seemed the logical thing to do.
Nothing beats selling books face to face, conveying your publishers’ enthusiasm along with physical books. Especially when you sell a book to one of the nation’s great libraries! We were delighted that the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Library acquired The nth Convention.
My mother always says you need something to open on the day. So¬†the first¬†10 to Subscribe before Christmas 2017 will receive a FREE Austerity Measure¬†screenprint/laser cut fine art print (normally ¬£180!)
Slower-fingered¬†Subscribers will receive a free copy of The Erroneous Disposition of the People anthology.
We have two top secret amazing debut novels enthusiastically endorsed by literary A-listers in production right now. They will also both be re-interpreted as Artists’ Books in our studio. Early adopters will be richly rewarded!
Offer closes on 20th Dec 2017, because that’s Royal Mail last posting day.
Email us¬†here¬†to pay by Bank Transfer¬†(preferred)¬†or pay immediately by Paypal below.
If you are¬†a poetry reader you will probably already have this event in your diary, but we would urge anyone at all interested in Independent Publishing and Literature to come. It brings together some of the most vibrant and innovative small publishers and is a peerless introduction to contemporary poetry in all its forms. More than a hundred half-tables putting big publishers to shame.
Join us at 12 noon¬†in the Brockway Room¬†when we¬†present a survey of our best¬†concertina books from the last ten years, including a British Council commission printed live in Moscow. Renowned artist-poet Sophie Herxheimer will read from our¬†30 metre long The Listening Forest collaboration, and her dazzling new homage to Emily Dickinson: Your Candle Accompanies The Sun. Find out how this simple binding could help you disseminate your poetry and prose.
Free Verse will also be your first chance to handle¬†and buy our latest publication:
Your Candle Accompanies The Sun, My Homage To Emily Dickinson
by Sophie Herxheimer
Come find us at our table.
25 Red Lion Square
London WC1R 4RL