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‘A world of marvellous and strange beauty…’ Seven Tales and Alexander by H. E. Bates

This month sees the release of Seven Tales and Alexander by H. E. Bates, the next title in our project to republish H. E. Bates’s collections, making them available again to loyal fans and to a whole new generation of readers. Seven Tales and Alexander captures a spectrum of viewpoints, seeing the world through the … Continue reading

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The Woman Who Had Imagination by H. E. Bates ‘the first volume of Mr. Bates’s maturity’

We are delighted to release The Woman Who Had Imagination by H. E. Bates as part of our ongoing project to reissue the complete H.E. Bates short story collections, bringing these classic works to a new audience. The Woman Who Had Imagination, H.E. Bates’s fourth volume of stories, first published in 1934, is a fascinating … Continue reading

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High-risk gambling, brown envelopes of cash and striking poses on the throne of England in For Queen and Currency: Audacious fraud, greed and gambling at Buckingham Palace

This month’s lead title  For Queen and Currency: Audacious fraud, greed and gambling at Buckingham Palace draws on thousands of leaked documents, police and inside sources to expose a massive fraud and security scandal at Buckingham Palace which Scotland Yard and the Royal Household tried to suppress. Author Michael Gillard won journalist of the year and investigation … Continue reading

‘… like patches on a quilt, Bunny’s life began to take a definable shape…’ Sarah Knights on her inspiration behind Bloomsbury’s Outsider: A Life of David Garnett
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‘… like patches on a quilt, Bunny’s life began to take a definable shape…’ Sarah Knights on her inspiration behind Bloomsbury’s Outsider: A Life of David Garnett

In 1943 Vanessa Bell painted a group portrait of the Memoir Club, an informal gathering in which members of the Bloomsbury Group read papers about aspects of their lives. As David Garnett commented, it provided opportunities for them to indulge in ‘an almost gourmet-like love of the foibles of old and intimate friends’. The picture, … Continue reading