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Giveaway-a-Day #2: Faustine

Giveaway-a-Day #2: Faustine

‘I met the sad menopausee and offered her, at the flick of a switch, a return of beauty, youth, and desire. And – after all, I’m no stinge-merchant – power and money as well. Why not? If a man, such as Dr Faustus, was offered such commodities by myself … why not a woman, in […]

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Giveaway-a-Day #3: The Telling

Giveaway-a-Day #3: The Telling

The gifted biographer Miranda Seymour wrote Life on the Edge, her biography of Robert Graves, with the full co-operation of Graves’ family and with exclusive access to previously unseen papers. In the midst of this research she also found what would prove the inspiration for her brilliant novel The Telling, based on real events in 1939 when […]

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Giveaway-a-Day: Starlust

Giveaway-a-Day: Starlust

I go in my bedroom and lie on my bed and soon as I set eyes on Nick it’s like magic …’ (Alison) ‘There was a programme on TV about what would happen if there was a nuclear war. And I think if a nuclear war did happen I’d be thinking: Is Boy George safe?’ […]

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Cathi Unsworth on Gerald Kersh: ‘Crackling with neon, lipstick, sweat and fear… master of the night’

Cathi Unsworth on Gerald Kersh: ‘Crackling with neon, lipstick, sweat and fear… master of the night’

As we have been celebrating recently, Finds has just reissued six titles – four novels, two collections of stories – by Gerald Kersh. And now we’ve just received this kind endorsement for our editions exclusively from the celebrated contemporary noir novelist Cathi Unsworth. Cathi’s most recent novel (her fourth), Weirdo, was hailed by Doug Johnstone […]

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Giveaway-A-Day 3: Coffin Scarcely Used

Giveaway-A-Day 3: Coffin Scarcely Used

For the purpose of his marvellous crime fiction Colin Watson invented a town called Flaxborough, located somewhere in the east of England, superficially bland and conservative, but concealing devious depths – there to be uncovered by the diligent local Detective Inspector Walter Purbright. Critic H.R.F. Keating argued that Watson’s Flaxborough merited comparison with ‘the creation […]

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Giveaway-A-Day #2: The Painted Cage

Giveaway-A-Day #2: The Painted Cage

Meira Chand is of Indian-Swiss parentage, was born and educated in London, lived for many years in Japan with her Indian husband, and now resides in Singapore. Her multi-cultural heritage, married to her remarkable literary gift for storytelling drawn from history, help to explain why she has been hailed by Publishers Weekly as the ‘master of the […]

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Giveaway-A-Day #1: Maiden Voyage

Giveaway-A-Day #1: Maiden Voyage

‘After I had run away from school, no one knew what to do with me …’ Born in Shanghai in 1915, son of a wealthy rubber merchant, Denton Welch was dispatched to an English boarding school after his mother’s death. There he suffered, and soon absconded, forcing his father to bring him back to Shanghai […]

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‘One of the finest British novelists of the twentieth century’: Patrick Hamilton by Martyn Waites

‘One of the finest British novelists of the twentieth century’: Patrick Hamilton by Martyn Waites

Now then: a proper treat for you’s dear readers, moreover a pleasurable privilege for the Finds blog to hereby unveil another guest-author contribution – this from the Newcastle upon Tyne-born novelist Martyn Waites, much-acclaimed author of the Tyneside-set Joe Donovan crime novels and also one-half of the bestselling alias that is Tania Carver. Below, on the occasion […]

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