Sunday, 23 August 2020

NEW TITLE NEWS: POWERS AND PRESENCES

 

POWERS AND PRESENCES

John Howard

Mark Valentine


Charles Walter Stansby Williams (1886-1945) wrote seven mystical/supernatural novels between 1930 (War in Heaven) and 1945 (All Hallows’ Eve). He was also a poet and theological writer, and a member of The Inklings, the Oxford-based group of literary titans that included, amongst others, J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.

In this all new shared volume, John Howard and Mark Valentine pay affectionate tribute to Williams’ writings with a long novella, “The Dance of Gold” by John and two novelettes, “Kraken Tide” and “Seek for the Pomegranate” by Mark. Both authors have also provided illuminating afterwords to their stories. 

In “The Dance of Gold” the rector of a rural parish discovers the secret of a legendary coin and the enormous responsibilities of becoming, even temporarily, its guardian.

In “Kraken Tide” a vast storm flooding the Lincolnshire coast coincides with the activities of a mysterious black magician and, possibly, the secrets of the Templars.

In “Seek for the Pomegranate” an unusual and weird Roman talisman leads two young scholars into a mystical adventure and the Orphic Mysteries. 

Artist Paul Lowe provides the rather wonderful wrap jacket painting and a black & white title page illustration. 

POWERS AND PRESENCES is a Deluxe Hand Numbered Limited Edition Jacketed Hardcover. Lithographically Printed, Bound in Wibalin Cloth (Fine Linen Style), Foil Blocked to Spine, Quality 80gsm Munken Cream Bookwove, Coloured Endpapers, Section Sewn binding, Gold Ribbon Marker & Head/Tailbands. Approx 128pp including prelims etc.

Publication currently scheduled for September 2020.

 

Prices

(inclusive of Postage & Packing)

UK: UK £35.00

Europe: 45,00 euros

USA & Rest of World: US $60.00

 

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.

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

MAZES SOLD OUT

The Ghosts & Scholars Book of Mazes is now SOLD OUT.
Thanks, everyone, for your patience with this one and, of course (and especially), your continued support.
David Longhorn is currently reviewing The Ghosts & Scholars Book of Mazes (story by story) at his brilliant Supernatural Tales blog (https://suptales.blogspot.com/)
Currently available titles:
Legionnaire by C.E. Ward [low stock]
Their Dark & Secret Alchemy (novelettes/novellas by Richard Gavin, Colin Insole and Damian Murphy) [low stock]
From Ancient Ravens (novelettes/novellas by Mark Valentine, Ron Weighell and John Howard) [just a very few left]
I’m working hard on the next Sarob Press volume, which I’ve currently pencilled in for a September publication ~ it’ll be something rather special ... a shared volume in tribute to Charles Williams, author of Descent into Hell, All Hallows’ Eve and other novels, by John Howard and Mark Valentine ... full details coming very soon.
Keep safe and well.
Cheers, Robert.

Thursday, 14 May 2020

THE GHOSTS & SCHOLARS BOOK OF MAZES ~ UPDATE


France began to ease the Covid-19 (coronavirus) confinement earlier this week.
The local Post Office has re-opened but I am restricted to how many packages I can post daily. I hope to get all UK and European pre-paid orders for The Ghosts & Scholars Book of Mazes sent out by the end of this week.
Our wonderful post-mistress has asked me to hold off sending USA and Rest of World orders until next week and, if all goes to plan, by the end of next week all pre-paid orders will have shipped.
Please, however, continue to be extra patient as international post is still working on a reduced basis due to the crisis and is operating much slower than usual.
Thanks for the continued support and do keep safe and well everyone.
Cheers, Robert.

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

BOOK OF MAZES AND CORONAVIRUS UPDATE


Although things seem to be slowly improving here in France, President Macron has announced that the Covid-19 (coronavirus) lockdown is to be, unsurprisingly, extended until the 11th May.
The confinement will then, hopefully, be relaxed somewhat ~ we expect to be instructed to wear face masks in public and our commune will be supplying two washable masks per person to every home shortly.
La Poste are already re-opening a number of post offices on a sort of phased basis ~ although I am still waiting to hear on the local post offices here in our area.
Be assured ... as soon as I possibly can I will post all ordered copies of The Ghosts & Scholars Book of Mazes. And, to whet your appetite (so to speak), here’s a photo of the actual “object” itself.
Once again, I’d like to thank everyone for their amazing patience and understanding at this quite unprecedented and terribly uncertain time in all our lives ...
Please, everyone, do take care, keep safe and stay healthy.
I’ll update again as soon as I know more.
Cheers, Robert.

Friday, 27 March 2020

UPDATE RE THE GHOSTS & SCHOLARS BOOK OF MAZES


THE GHOSTS & SCHOLARS BOOK OF MAZES has arrived and it looks great.
I have now finished packing all pre-orders.
However, because of Covid-19 (coronavirus) and the extended restrictions imposed by the French President, I can’t actually get to post the books just yet – all shops, bars, restaurants, and indeed, the local post offices etc are closed and, in line with much of the World at this time, we can only leave our home to buy essential food and/or medicines.
As soon as I can (and, hopefully, in a couple of weeks or so), I’ll get your books to the post office and, then, post-willing, to you all.
I would ask folk to bear with me at this extremely difficult time and, far more importantly, please, everyone, keep safe and keep healthy.
My very best wishes go out to all our customers and their families and friends ...
I’ll update regarding shipping of ordered books as soon as I can.
Thanks for your continued support as always.
Cheers, Robert.  

Sunday, 23 February 2020

NEW TITLE NEWS: THE GHOSTS & SCHOLARS BOOK OF MAZES


NEW TITLE NEWS

THE GHOSTS & SCHOLARS BOOK OF MAZES

M.R. James’s 1911 tale, “Mr Humphreys and His Inheritance”, is one of the most famous maze short stories, if not the most famous.
Editor Rosemary Pardoe has chosen eight supernatural maze stories to reprint, all of them taken from small press journals and books, and some of them never previously reprinted.
The mazes range from unicursal turf through puzzle hedge to modern crop examples; one tale is a prequel to “Mr Humphreys and His Inheritance”.
The second part of this volume consists of six brand new stories which range even more widely, from a Roman mosaic maze to a mirror maze at the top of a high-rise office block.
All of the stories have a folklore, folk custom and/or antiquarian background.
So, fourteen supernatural maze stories by some fabulous authors of folk horror and ghostly, ghastly, spooky tales of terror.

Stories:  “As Blank as the Days Yet to Be” by Mark Valentine, “The Maze” by Michael Chislett, “My Dancing Days are Over” by Paul StJohn Mackintosh, “The Outsider” by Rick Kennett, “The Rustling of Tiny Paws” by Carole Tyrrell, “The Maze” by Geoffrey Warburton, “The Faerie Ring” by John Reppion, “The Maze at Huntsmere” by Reggie Oliver, “The Lost Maze*” by Helen Grant, “Mr Rhodes and the Crawshay Inheritance,*” by Katherine Haynes, “Real Estate*” by C.E. Ward, “The Air of Glory*” by John Howard, “Mouselode Maze*” by Christopher Harman and “The Mosaic Maze*” by Victoria Day. 
Edited & Introduced by Rosemary Pardoe.
*previously unpublished and original to this volume.

THE GHOSTS & SCHOLARS BOOK OF MAZES is a Hand Numbered Limited Edition Jacketed Hardcover.
Bound in Wibalin Cloth (Fine Linen Style), Foil Blocked to Spine, Lithographically Printed on Quality 80gsm White Paper, Coloured Endpapers, Section Sewn Binding & Head/Tailbands.
Approx 192pp including introduction, prelims etc.
Wrap Dust-Jacket Art by Paul Lowe.
Publication currently scheduled for mid-late March 2020.

Prices
(inclusive of Postage & Packing)
UK: UK £35.00
Europe: 45,00 euros
USA & Rest of World: US $60.00

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.

Friday, 3 January 2020