5TH January 2021.
 
RECENT REVIEWS. 

   I have posted a new batch of reviews in the last week including comments on 'A Vigil Of Black Stars' edited by Dan Ghetu (Ex-Occidente), two books by Unica Zurn (both on Atlas Press), 'The Tarot of Leonora Carrington' (Fulgur), 'Tales from The Colony Room' by Darren Coffield (Unbound), 'Bitter Distillations' edited by Mark Beech (Egeaus), 'The Night Of Turns' by Edita Bikker (Broodcomb), 'The Burning Secret' by Stefan Zweig (Penguin) and 'A Trick Of The Shadow' by R. Ostermeier (Broodcomb). The latter two are both five star books. See the sidebar for the link.
 
 
THE METGUMBNERBONE ASYLUM BOX.
 

    Some people may be away of my association with the entity known as Metgumbnerbone. Earlier this year a double CD of music, ‘Antropological Field Recordings For The Dispossessed’, was released and rapidly sold out. A digital version is still available via Bandcamp. However, a small number were retained, and are now available in a super deluxe boxed version of just TWENTY copies. The spec. is as follows:

    Solid oak boxes constructed from a large refectory table top retrieved from an abandoned Victorian Asylum. Each box is handmade and individual. The original finish has been preserved as much as possible. A steel metgumbnersigil emblazons the top. Comes with Double C.D., patch, badge, postcard, metgumbnersigil to hang up and charge your home with metgumbnerpower and a set of three limited edition prints, one being taken from the original block used for the ‘Ligeliahorn’ album sleeve.

    The constituent parts and nature of its construction make it a totemic item on many levels. 

    The cost,  including world-wide shipping, tracked and signed for, is £150.
 
 
 
     The box may also be purchased without the C.D.s for £130. Please write to be invoiced for this option.
 
 
SIDE REAL PRESS IN 'THE CHAP'.
 
   In the latest issue of 'The Chap' (Winter 2020) alongside Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Diana Rigg, Sir Richard Burton and a history of the Tango is an article celebrating 'decadent, duellist, poet and dandy Jean Lorrain'. 
 

It includes quite a number of kind words regarding the Side Real edition of 'Monsieur de Bougelon' ('a luxurious oversized volume') and even a few quotes from myself. Read more about it on their website HERE.
 
 
INSTAGRAM.
 
   Having finally decided that social media has 'caught on' the Press has finally entered the melee and joined Instagram. It won't just be for books and shameless self-promotion, although I imagine there will be some of 'that type of thing', as I'll alleviate it with other things I like. Join me HERE.


AIRMAIL TO THE U. S. A.
 
   U.S. customers ordering 'Monsieur de Bougrelon' and wishing airmail will have realized that it is now VERY expensive to do so. However the way the pricing brackets fall for DHL means that you can have two books of your choice sent in one package for a total cost of £90 (including shipping). See below for this offer.

    Thank you all for your support of the press in these strange times.