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.

Sunday, 17 April 2022

THIS WORLD AND THAT OTHER HAS ARRIVED

THIS WORLD AND THAT OTHER by John Howard/Mark Valentine (details below) has arrived from my book printer and all pre-ordered copies will (hopefully) have shipped by the middle of this week.

Please note this volume is (already) a LOW STOCK item.

In other news …

KING SATYR by Ron Weighell is SOLD OUT.

Just a handful only left of SACRED AND PROFANE by Peter Bell.

Cheers, Robert.

Sunday, 20 February 2022

THIS WORLD AND THAT OTHER ~ NEW TITLE NEWS


THIS WORLD AND THAT OTHER

JOHN HOWARD / MARK VALENTINE


This new shared volume offers two original novellas influenced by the supernatural and metaphysical thrillers of “Inkling” Charles Williams (1886-1945).

In “All the Times of the City”, John Howard evokes resonances across time and alternate realities in a London that is by turns familiar and unfamiliar. Caught in a strange spiral, his characters move in a changing City threatened by amoral plotters driven by greed and ambition. But visions of alternative possibilities, of what might have been, still haunt their City too. This is a deeply imagined story that immerses the reader in a tense and troubling drama.

In “Armed for a Day of Glory”, Mark Valentine’s narrator tells us: ‘The Archdeacon thinks I should begin with the Byzantine cloak, the King of Moab with his shewstone, the young archer with the old yew bow, the Dame with the Great Horn, the laird with his lost banner, and Kate with the escaped dragon. They all have their merits and will have their due turn.’ And so they do, in a rip-roaring thriller about an occult conspiracy that only a band of antiquarians and eccentrics can thwart.

This World and That Other follows the duo’s Sarob Press volume Powers and Presences, also inspired by Williams.

Dust-Jacket art by PAUL LOWE.

THIS WORLD AND THAT OTHER is a Hand Numbered Limited Edition Jacketed Hardcover. Lithographically Printed on Quality Cream Bookwove Paper, Bound in Wibalin Cloth (Fine Linen Style), Section Sewn binding, Foil Blocked to Spine, Coloured Endpapers & Head/Tailbands. Approx 128pp including prelims.

Publication currently scheduled for late March/early April 2022.

PRICES  ... (inclusive of Postage and Packing)

UK:  £38.00

EUROPE :  45,00 Euros

USA & Rest of World:

USA $60 (Economy Mail)

USA $70 (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.

Wednesday, 16 February 2022

STOCK UPDATE ~ FEBRUARY 2022

I have just half a dozen copies remaining of King Satyr by Ron Weighell.

And about eight copies only of Sacred and Profane by Peter Bell.

And a reminder to folk that our December 2020 title, Ill Met By Darkness (four original ‘folkish-horror’ novelettes/novellas by the ever excellent Paul Finch) is still available to order.

Also currently available (but both low stock) is Their Dark & Secret Alchemy (novellas by Richard Gavin, Colin Insole and Damian Murphy) and Legionnaire (a signed stand-alone ghostly novella by C.E. Ward with quite amazing wrap-jacket art by the brilliant Paul Lowe).

News of our late March 2022 title coming very soon.

Cheers, Robert.