H.E Bates has ‘the gift of imagery’ with a ‘mastery of both matter and manner’
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H.E Bates has ‘the gift of imagery’ with a ‘mastery of both matter and manner’

We are excited to publish An Aspidistra in Babylon and The Black Boxer Tales, as part of our ongoing project to revive all of H. E. Bates’s short stories and novellas. His fiction centred mainly in his native Northamptonshire, in which wandering the countryside inspired these critically acclaimed collections. Bates has been described as ‘a … 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

Reviving Dennis Wheatley
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Reviving Dennis Wheatley

When Bloomsbury Reader was approached with the possibility of publishing the entire catalogue of Dennis Wheatley’s works as ebooks, we were thrilled. We believed that this prolific author – who sold over 50 million copies in his lifetime outselling his immediate contemporary, Agatha Christie – deserved to be re-introduced to a new generation of readers. … Continue reading

An interview with internationally best-selling science fiction writer Patrick Tilley
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An interview with internationally best-selling science fiction writer Patrick Tilley

Patrick Tilley on creative freedom, finding inspiration in out-of-body experiences, and why you won’t find any ‘little green men’ in his science fiction. To celebrate sci-fi month here at Bloomsbury Reader, we spoke to internationally best-selling science fiction writer, Patrick Tilley. Tilley is the author of Fade-Out, which looks at the meltdown of society in the … Continue reading