Twenty-nine books later: Bloomsbury Reader’s mission to reissue all of H. E. Bates’ short stories and novellas is complete
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Twenty-nine books later: Bloomsbury Reader’s mission to reissue all of H. E. Bates’ short stories and novellas is complete

Day’s End and Other Stories, the first short story collection to be republished by Bloomsbury Reader, came out in May 2015, the beginning of a project to publish all of H. E. Bates’ short stories and novellas as ebooks. Two years and twenty-nine books later our mission is complete. Continue reading

Fact versus fiction: Tips from WWII for living in a post-truth age
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Fact versus fiction: Tips from WWII for living in a post-truth age

  As the term ‘post-truth’ is chosen as term of the year by the Oxford dictionary, the uncertainty hanging over the UK’s Brexit vote and the controversy over the US presidential elections puts into perspective the influence that propaganda can have over our lives, we ask ourselves: What motivates us more: fact or fiction? When … Continue reading

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

Love for Lydia by H. E. Bates, ‘an honest and skilfully told love story’
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Love for Lydia by H. E. Bates, ‘an honest and skilfully told love story’

‘An honest and skilfully told love story’ – New York Times We are thrilled to be publishing Love for Lydia, H. E. Bates’s classic love story, as part of our ongoing project to re-publish all of Bates’s collections, novellas, and now, this fantastic novel. This beautiful tale of passion, friendship and tragedy is published as … Continue reading