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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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‘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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The Inspirational William Gerhardie

Amid the considerable and deserved publicity for the recent Channel 4 TV adaptation of William Boyd’s Any Human Heart, Boyd himself took the opportunity to restate the importance to the novel’s inspiration of William Gerhardie, who apparently provided the key model for Boyd’s fictional ‘Logan Mountstuart’. As Boyd told the Guardian, ‘Gerhardie published his last […]

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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 #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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