Monday, 5 December 2022

FOLLIES AND GROTTOES ~ SOLD OUT

THE GHOSTS & SCHOLARS BOOK OF FOLLIES AND GROTTOES is already (and rather quickly despite an increased print run on previous GHOSTS & SCHOLARS volumes) SOLD OUT.

Thanks everyone for your continued support.

Cheers, Robert.

Sunday, 16 October 2022

ARRIVAL ... FOLLIES AND GROTTOES

THE GHOSTS & SCHOLARS BOOK OF FOLLIES AND GROTTOES has finally touched down and, with luck (and a good following wind), all ordered copies will have shipped by the end of this coming week. Or just after … 

Already a VERY Low Stock item despite an increased (400 copy) print run.

In other news:

SACRED AND PROFANE by PETER BELL is now SOLD OUT.

THEIR DARK & SECRET ALCHEMY (novellas) by RICHARD GAVIN, COLIN INSOLE and DAMIAN MURPHY is, I’m afraid, also now SOLD OUT.

THIS WORLD AND THAT OTHER by JOHN HOWARD/MARK VALENTINE is, you guessed it, SOLD OUT.

Very Low (4 copies) Stock on AN UNHEAVENLY HOST by C.E. WARD.

Cheers, Robert.


Wednesday, 28 September 2022

UPDATE: THE GHOSTS & SCHOLARS BOOK OF FOLLIES AND GROTTOES

THE GHOSTS & SCHOLARS BOOK OF FOLLIES AND GROTTOES is, at last, en-route to me and on target to begin shipping in around ten/fourteen days or so.

Very sorry folks for the delay … there were a few problems at the printers.

I’d ask everyone to please be patient … it’s just me and, when I head to Wales this coming weekend (or just after), I’ll need to check, number, pack and post around 370 books. It’ll take me a couple of weeks or so to get all done and dusted.

But, many thanks, as always, for your understanding.

And, as is usual with the Sarob Press GHOSTS & SCHOLARS books, this one is selling very fast (even with a bigger print run) and is not likely to be “in print” for too long.

Keep safe everyone.

Cheers, Robert.


Sunday, 14 August 2022

NEW TITLE NEWS: THE GHOSTS & SCHOLARS BOOK OF FOLLIES AND GROTTOES

Sarob Press is spookily delighted to present thirteen eerie spectral tales (eight are wholly original to this volume) where the authors have taken, as inspiration, the theme of follies and grottoes. In her introduction Rosemary Pardoe tells us: ‘Follies may be fake temples, belvederes, pyramids, obelisks and towers, sham castles and ruins, eyecatchers, faux druid circles and hermitages (with or without fake hermit!), and many other things besides. Folly grottoes are often cut out of rock, and decorated, frequently with shells (such as the one at Margate, which is famously often claimed to be genuinely pre-Christian).’

And the dark and ghostly stories ... ‘range widely, from mysterious towers and classical temples to hidden grottoes; from revivals of the worship of ancient gods to unexpected distortions of space and time’.

All five of the previous Sarob Press (and Rosemary Pardoe edited) Ghosts & Scholars anthologies sold out very quickly … so get your order in early to avoid disappointment as this one will, surely, quickly go the way of the others.

Contents: “Introduction” by Rosemary Pardoe, “Baines’ Folly” by Christopher Harman, “Lady Elphinstone’s Folly” by John Ward, “The Ptolemaic System” by David Longhorn, “The Crooked Rook” by Rick Kennett, “Sweet Folly” by Gail-Nina Anderson, “Branks’s Folly” by C.E. Ward, “Folly” by Sam Dawson, “Minter’s Folly” by Chico Kidd, “Mothrot Hall” by Katherine Haynes, “‘Father’ O’Flynn and the Fressingfold Friezes” by Tina Rath, “Mad Lutanist” by Mark Valentine, “When I Heard My Days Before Me” by John Howard & “And Music Shall Untune the Sky” by S.A. Rennie

THE GHOSTS & SCHOLARS BOOK OF FOLLIES AND GROTTOES is a Hand Numbered Limited Edition Jacketed Hardcover. Bound in Wibalin Cloth (Fine Linen Style), Foil Blocked to Spine, Lithographically Printed on Quality 80gsm Cream Bookwove Paper, Coloured Endpapers, Section Sewn Binding & Head/Tailbands.

Approx 192pp including prelims etc. Fabulous wrap jacket art by the ever brilliant Paul Lowe.

Publication currently scheduled for mid September 2022.

PRICES  ... (inclusive of Postage and Packing)

UK:  £38.00   

EUROPE :  45,00 Euros

USA & Rest of World:  USA $60  /  USA $65 (Tracked)


HOW TO ORDER

E-mail sarobpress@gmail.com to order/reserve your copy and make payment by one of the methods detailed below.

HOW TO PAY


Paypal: visit www.paypal.com and send payment using our e-mail address sarobpress@gmail.com

Cheque (payable to ROBERT MORGAN) [UK Bank UK£ only]

Cash. Cash at Senders Risk. (Europe/USA & RoW ~ Paypal or Cash Only).

Please Note: we are very sorry but we can no longer accept cheques in USA dollars due to changes with our UK banking arrangements.

 

Cheers, Robert. 

Thursday, 21 July 2022

AN UNHEAVENLY HOST HAS ARRIVED

AN UNHEAVENLY HOST has arrived and looks really great ... already very few copies left.
Folk in the UK will have got their copies already and I have now almost finished packing up and posting European, USA and Rest of World pre-ordered (and just ordered) copies … most have shipped and I hope to ship the last few in the next couple of days.
And I am currently working hard to finish off the Rosemary Pardoe edited, and eagerly awaited, THE GHOSTS & SCHOLARS BOOK OF FOLLIES AND GROTTOES for an early September publication. If all goes to plan I’ll be aiming to announce this one once I’ve finished posting all ordered copies of AN UNHEAVENLY HOST and taken a week or so of deserved rest.
Take care folks. Cheers, Robert.

Saturday, 2 July 2022

AN UNHEAVENLY HOST ~ PRODUCTION UPDATE

AN UNHEAVENLY HOST by C.E. WARD [see post below for full details] has been very slightly delayed at my printers. Although I had been told to expect the books before the end of June, I am now advised that delivery will be on (or around) 12 July. Many apologies everyone for the slight wait.

I will, of course, work to get pre-ordered copies checked, numbered, packed and posted as quickly as I can once the books are to hand … and already almost 95% of the print run for this one is sold or reserved.

Thanks for your patience.

Cheers, Robert.

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

AN UNHEAVENLY HOST ~ NEW TITLE NEWS

NEW TITLE NEWS ...

AN UNHEAVENLY HOST by C.E. WARD

 

C.E. (Clive) WARD is the author of three Sarob Press ghost story collections ... Vengeful Ghosts (1998), Seven Ghosts and One Other (2010) and Malevolent Visitants (2016). Sarob Press also published Clive’s stand-alone novella Legionnaire (2019). The collections sold out very, very quickly and are now almost impossible to find ... and, when they do appear for sale, command very high prices.

And now comes collection number four ... An Unheavenly Host contains eight distinctly Jamesian ghost stories (four are previously unpublished) ~ here you will discover creepy, dark graveyards, churches, lonely farms, shadowy lanes and places where the past intrudes terribly and vengefully upon the present, and where things best forgotten are also best left alone ... and unspoken of. Fill your glass, stoke the fire, and settle down in your favourite chair for a selection of decidedly pleasing terrors.

The rather gruesome wrap dust jacket art is by, of course, the always and ever brilliant PAUL LOWE.

Stories: Autumn Harvest, The Chapter House Window*, A Wrong Turn, Sins of the Fathers*, Assizes, Captured in Oils*, 11334, and Substantiated Evidence* (*original to this volume)

AN UNHEAVENLY HOST is a Hand Numbered Limited Edition Jacketed Hardcover. Bound in Wibalin Cloth (Fine Linen Style), Foil Blocked to Spine, Lithographically Printed on Quality 80gsm Cream Bookwove Paper, Coloured Endpapers, Section Sewn Binding & Head/Tailbands.

Approx 160pp including prelims etc.

Publication currently scheduled for late June 2022.

PRICES  ... (inclusive of Postage and Packing)

UK:  £38.00

EUROPE :  45,00 Euros

USA & Rest of World:

USA $60

USA $65 (Tracked)

 

HOW TO ORDER

E-mail sarobpress@gmail.com to order/reserve your copy and make payment by one of the methods detailed below.

HOW TO PAY
Paypal: visit
www.paypal.com and send payment using our e-mail address sarobpress@gmail.com

Cheque (payable to ROBERT MORGAN) [UK £ or USA $ only]

Cash. Cash at Senders Risk. (Euros ~ Paypal or Cash Only).

 

Cheers, Robert.