We are thrilled to announce that Arcane Publishing will have a stall at Exeter Library 's Christmas Library Bazaar on Saturday 3rd December, 10am to 4pm.
We will have a carefully hand-picked stock of beautiful pre-loved books: Cinema, music, fashion and art! Also, a small stock of lovely vintage books!
We will be posting about our stock throughout the next few weeks until the event itself on our INSTAGRAM PAGE.
Of course, we will also have copies of Miss Gish's two novels, published on the Arcane Publishing imprint, I Am a Muse and The Book of Thoth. You will be able to buy the books individually or as a discounted bundle!
See you there!
Today, I am selecting my stock for a special event in December whilst listening to Chaper Zero, the latest album by one of my favourite artists Jordan Reyne (I interviewed many years ago about her first novel - you can read the interview HERE (you'll need to scroll down to get to the interview with Jordan).
I will post more about the event once once I've had confirmation! Really excited about this one so fingers crossed...
I'm selecting really cool books for this event - art, design, fashion, cinema, music...
And of course I will have copies of my two published novels I am a Muse and The Book of Thoth.
Watch this space!
I've started to prepare my stock for an event I'll be doing in December... Watch this space, I'll announce it later this month! I will of course promote it and my stock on here and on my websites as soon as it's 100% confirmed.
I'll be taking this very special stash of 1960s Royal Shakespeare Theatre programmes!
They are special because their design is super cool (Swinging Sixties and all that!) and some of the plays feature some iconic personalities (Ian Richardson, Diana Rigg...) but in addition of the programmes themselves, some of them have hidden treasures inside: extra actors profiles, press cuttings and tickets for the performances. And...
I found two handwritten notes with notes that could be used for a review of the play, all dated and signed J.C. Trewin.
It therefore looks like these programmes belonged to the respected critic and writer John Courtenay Trewin OBE (1908-1990), who wrote for The Morning Post, The Observer, Punch, The Illustrated London News, Sketch and many more...
An absolutely amazing find...
Coming to a stall near you (and to my online shop in 2023!).
This lovely book was picked up during my recent trip to France. I saw it and couldn't leave it behind!
Robert Desnos (4 July 1900 – 8 June 1945) is a famous writer in France, and his poems are often used in schools, especially primary schools. But he was much, much more than that and had a fascinating career cut short by an early, tragic end.
He was associated with the Dada and Surrealist movements (he was considered a surrealist writer) and was a literary, jazz and cinema critic, playwright, scriptwriter (including for Man Ray's 1928 film L'Etoile de Mer), magazine editor, essay writer and more... He knew all the painters, artists and writers who mattered in Paris and beyond.
During WWII, he was a member of the French Resistance and was arrested in 1944. He died in the Theresienstadt concentration camp in 1945.
This is a poetry collection with a long history. The first manuscript, named Chantefables à chanter sur n'importe quel air, was presented as a manuscript by the author to his publisher, Grund, in 1944, the very same year he was arrested by the Gestapo.
In 1952, Grund published Chantefleurs and Chantefables separately followed in 1955 by the "definitive" edition of Chanteflables et Chantefleurs with around twenty "found" "chantefleurs" texts.
This edition, illustrated by Czech artist Ludmila Jiřincová (1912-1994), was first published in 1970 - this is the second edition, published in 1972.
It will be available to buy in 2023 in our new Etsy online bookshop! Watch this space!
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