Sunday, 8 August 2021

SACRED AND PROFANE ~ NEW TITLE NEWS

SACRED AND PROFANE
by PETER BELL


Sarob Press is pleased to present an ‘all new’ collection of stories (including two novelettes) by the ever-excellent Peter Bell, whose stories have been collected previously in four ‘out of print’ hardcover volumes: Strange Epiphanies (Swan River Press, 2012), A Certain Slant of Light, Phantasms and Revenants & Maledictions (all Sarob Press, 2012, 2015 and 2018). Peter’s novella “Labyrinth” was written for The Pale Illuminations (Sarob Press, 2019) and The Light Inaccessible, his most recent book (Zagava, 2021), is a volume of personal reflections inspired by a love of wandering the Scottish Isles.

County Donegal during the Irish Potato Famine. A Northumberland Priory. The Yorkshire Wolds in a heat-wave. The environs of a Liverpool suburban park. The Scottish Highlands in midwinter. A religious shrine in the Pyrenees. Communist Eastern Europe. In these troubled settings the protagonists are possessed by a sinister genius loci. In all these stories the characters struggle with terrors sacred and profane.

All seven tales are original to this volume.

Stories: Lullaby / The Ice House / The Shadow of the Cross / Haunted / A Wee Dram for the Road / Stigmata / The Strange Death of Sophie van der Wielen

SACRED AND PROFANE is a Deluxe Hand Numbered Limited Edition Jacketed Hardcover. Lithographically Printed on 80gsm Cream Woodfree Bookwove Paper, Bound in Wibalin Cloth (Fine Linen Style), Section Sewn binding, Foil Blocked to Spine, Coloured Endpapers & Head/Tailbands. Approx 160pp including prelims etc.

Truly spectacular wrap Dust Jacket and Frontispiece art by Paul Lowe.

Publication currently scheduled for mid September 2021.

Prices
(inclusive of Postage & Packing)
UK: UK £38.00
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.

Thursday, 5 August 2021

FINDING YOURSELF IN THE DARK ~ LOW STOCK

I have just half a dozen copies left of FINDING YOURSELF IN THE DARK by STEVE DUFFY.
Cheers, Robert.


Saturday, 22 May 2021

FINDING YOURSELF IN THE DARK HAS ARRIVED

All 350 copies of Finding Yourself in the Dark by Steve Duffy have, at last, touched down here in stormy France.

I’d like to apologise to everyone who has been waiting on publication for the delay with this one.

I had a couple of minor issues with the dust jacket proof which set me back a few days, and my printer has been very busy and has taken a couple of weeks or so longer than usual.

I’ll now work very hard to get all pre-publication orders (around 330 of the 350 are currently spoken for) checked, numbered, packed and posted as fast as humanly possible.

But please remember, Sarob Press is just me and that things will take a bit longer than usual ... thanks to Brexit I now have to complete and attach two separate forms of customs paperwork to each packet (or parcel) leaving France for destinations outside the EU (and one has to be filled in online and then printed); and my local post mistress tells me that, as all these must now be scanned and input separately (and she’s also on her own and only open mornings), she can probably only handle around 20-25 packets/parcels from me each day.

So, please be extra patient.

I will get there ... many thanks for your understanding.

Keep safe everyone.

Cheers, Robert.

Sunday, 14 March 2021

FINDING YOURSELF IN THE DARK ~ NEW TITLE NEWS

NEW TITLE NEWS

FINDING YOURSELF IN THE DARK (a collection) by STEVE DUFFY

Sarob Press is truly delighted to present a new collection of twelve dark and spectral tales by International Horror Guild and Shirley Jackson Award winning author Steve Duffy. Steve’s previously published collections, The Night Comes On, The Five Quarters (with Ian Rodwell), Tragic Life Stories and The Moment of Panic, were very well received and are all long sold out. Ghosts, werewolves, and some things possibly even more terrible, strange premonitions, and even stranger haunted locations and weird and mysterious secrets ...

... a curious visitor to a London art gallery and a most unusual offer

... a seaside holiday where the past intrudes upon the present with alarming and quite horrifying consequences

... a dream-like European hotel for those with fond and vivid memories of better and more peaceful times

... a seemingly ordinary warehouse where the secret things and strange desires stored within are far, far from ordinary

... and 8 other superlative tales set in London, in Eastern Europe, the Wild West of America, the North Wales coast and more.

Contents: ‘Foreword’ by the author. “Chambers of the Heart” “The Other Four O’Clock*” “The Last House on Mullible Street*” “The Villa Morozov*” “The Clay Party” “No Passage Landward” “Even Clean Hands Can Do Damage” “A Day at the Hotel Radium*” “Bears: A Fairy-Tale of 1958” “The Ice Beneath Us” “The Purple-Tinted Window” “The God of Storage Options” and “Notes on the Stories” *Previously unpublished. 

FINDING YOURSELF IN THE DARK is a Deluxe Hand Numbered Limited Edition Jacketed Hardcover. Lithographically Printed on Munken 80gsm Cream Bookwove Paper, Bound in Wibalin Cloth (Fine Linen Style), 16pp Section Sewn binding, Foil Blocked to Spine, Coloured Endpapers, Ribbon Marker & Head/Tailbands. Approx 176pp including prelims etc.  Wrap Dust Jacket and Frontispiece art by Paul Lowe.

Publication currently scheduled for late April/early May 2021.

 

Prices

(inclusive of Postage & Packing)

UK: UK £38.00

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.

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

STOCK/TITLE UPDATE

I’m hoping to be ready to announce the first very exciting Sarob Press title of 2021 (a 12-story collection by Shirley Jackson Award winner Steve Duffy) within around two or three weeks. 

Watch this space as they say.

In the meantime, just 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 in stock and 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 ~ and terrifying (see here) ~ wrap-jacket art by the brilliant Paul Lowe).

Take care and keep safe everyone.

Cheers, Robert.

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

ADDRESS CHANGE

Please note our address (see right) has changed very slightly ... the house now has a number. 
Cheers, Robert.

Saturday, 30 January 2021

DARROLL PARDOE R.I.P.

Rosemary Pardoe, long time editor of GHOSTS & SCHOLARS, and editor of three volumes of THE GHOSTS & SCHOLARS BOOK OF SHADOWS, THE GHOSTS & SCHOLARS BOOK OF FOLK HORROR and THE GHOSTS & SCHOLARS BOOK OF MAZES (all Sarob Press) sadly lost her husband, Darroll, on 28 January, to Covid-19.

Our thoughts and condolences to Ro and to Darroll’s family and friends at this most difficult of times.

R.I.P. Darroll.

Stay safe everyone.

Robert.