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We are honoured and excited to be bringing you what can only be described as a hotly anticipated novel : Dedalus, by Chris McCabe.

The debut novel of a respected and much-loved poet; a sequel to the lodestar of Modernist writing; causing a stir among Joyceans and universities before it was even signed. The firstfruits of this novel… but I will share these with you later. For now :

“Friday’s children would be fattening like seals across the sand, on their way to class. Black liquorice teeth. Loving and giving under the whalefeed of the clouds. He had to teach.”

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Friday 17th June 1904. Stephen Dedalus wakes up in a Dublin Martello tower, hungover but with winnings in the pocket of his borrowed trousers. Dedalus goes about his day. Settling scores and debts. Pursued by the ghosts of his mother, Hamlet, and now a man called Leopold Bloom who has woken up with plans for him. The young poet weaves hopes and ideas into burning wings of ambition. Can he elude death in the passages of books?

McCabe’s iconoclastic tribute to James Joyce’s masterpiece gives right-of-reply to his self-portrait, Stephen Dedalus. Stephen and Bloom, cut from Joyce’s ego, become cultural types pasted into Digital Age storytelling.

“Parts of this book will remain with me, and pollute my reading of Hamlet and Ulysses, forever. I also add it to my personal library of Great Books About Dead Fathers.”
Max Porter, Author of Grief is the Thing with Feathers

BLOOMSDAY BOOK LAUNCH:
FREE entry
5pm – 7pm
Saturday 16th June 2018

Lock-keeper’s Cottage Graduate Centre
(nr. Mile End Lock)
Queen Mary University of London
London
E1 4PD
Nearest Tube Mile End

Join us for a can of Forty Foot beer 😉 music, and an interactive reading : you choose which path we take as we dip into the book. You can turn up on the day, but email us (RSVP here) to be added to the guest list and receive updates.
We are delighted to be hosted by Queen Mary University of London Department of English : The London home of Joyce scholarship and Ping’s alma mater, where she studied Ulysses and first introduced it to David. Without this introduction editing this book would have been impossible. QMUL offer cutting edge courses in Modernist Literature and Creative Writing. This is the place to be.

Order your PRESALE copy here, and it will arrive in all its gorgeousness (yellow translucent cover!) before Bloomsday:


Dedalus by Chris McCabe



Chris McCabe is the author of four poetry collections, most recently Speculatrix (Penned in the Margins). Pharmapoetica, with Maria Vlotides, was shortlisted for The Ted Hughes Award and his plays Shad Thames, Broken Wharf and Mudflats have been performed in Liverpool and London. His non-fiction series, searching for a great lost poet in one of London’s Magnificent Seven cemeteries, begins with In the Catacombs: a Summer Among the Dead Poets of West Norwood Cemetery (selected as an LRB Bookshop book of the year) and Cenotaph South: Mapping the Lost Poets of Nunhead Cemetery. He co-edited, with Victoria Bean, The New Concrete: Visual Poetry in the 21st Century (Hayward Publishing, 2015).

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Those who count themselves accursed that they weren’t at 40FT Brewery for the launch of Now Legwarmers can now take part vicariously* through these wonderful photographs, taken by our one-man Magnum : Harpreet Kalsi.**

*For the full experience, stumble into your house at 2am after looking at these.

**thatthingyoupluck.com

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Now Legwarmers by Pascal O'Loughlin

Now Legwarmers
by Pascal O’Loughlin

We are pleased to announce that Now Legwarmers has arrived at our distributor NBN International!

  1. You can buy Now Legwarmers direct from us here (the best way to buy within UK if you want to support our authors).
  2. You can also order the book through any bookshop NOW! This might work out better for international readers. We suggest you use an Independent bookshop or reputable chain, like Foyles or Waterstones.

NB) you may find it useful to show the bookseller this page on your phone when ordering. The following will be in publishing language:

We recently joined a sales and marketing support network called Inpress Books Ltd. Synchronising with them meant delaying the date registered with Nielsen until August for our Spring titles. So electronically you will find an August date for Now Legwarmers, but stock is ready at NBNi and cleared for release NOW! If you don’t already have an Ingram or NBNi account you can contact NBNi directly here:

NBNi How To Orderorders@nbninternational.com or T : 01752202301

Any problems contact Inpress Books Ltd: enquiries@inpressbooks.co.uk or T : 0191 230 8104

(We’re not going to tell Amazon, so that’s a four month head start for Independents. HAHAHA!)

Thank you!

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We are delighted to announce we will be launching Pascal O’Loughlin bewitching debut novel Now Legwarmers at the 40FT Brewery!

114 years since plump Buck Mulligan and Stephen Dedalus dipped their toes in the snotgreen sea at Dublin’s Forty Foot, join us as we dip our toes into the canon of Irish literary fiction at the 40FT Brewery Tap Room in Dalston, London.

40FT is one of Hackney’s hidden gems. A real super-node where artists, designers and entrepreneurs have been congregating for the last few years. Attracted by conversation, conviviality and some of the finest craft beers in London. 40FT Larger brought Kolsch to London, and IMHO it’s the best beer brewed here. But perhaps the best partner to Now Legwarmers’ hidden depths will be 40FT Deep, an incredible stout. You can turn up on the night, but email us (RSVP here) to be added to the list and get a drinks token on us.

FREE entry
6pm – 9pm
Friday 20th April 2018
40FT Brewery Tap Room
@40FTbrewery

Bootyard, Abbot Street
E8 3DP
London

Lost? +44 (0) 797 684 3290

40FT Brewery Tap Room is in a shipping container in the Bootyard, tucked behind the Arcola Theatre and Cafe Oto.
Access is via Abbot St. Keep going straight down Abbot St. even though it feels wrong. It is a hidden gem after all.

There is more in the pipeline, but for now we can confirm Pascal will read from the book and copies will be on sale.

Pre-Order this novel NOW here:


Now Legwarmers by Pascal O’Loughlin


 

The best ways to buy:

  1. Direct from our website. Our writers receive almost ten times more money if you buy direct from us. UK customers also get FREE postage. They usually get it quicker too.
  2. From your local Independent Bookshop. Your enquiry brings our authors to the booksellers’ attention. You’ll normally get FREE postage too. Our books are distributed quickly and professionally by NBN International.

Please be aware that discounts applied by big online stores may mean less money for our authors. 

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Pascal’s friend Mark has made a video trailer for Now Legwarmers. Thank you Mark!

Remember you can join us in Dalston for the Launch on 20th April 2018. RSVP for a drinks token and further details.

Pre-Sale now on HERE 
£12.99 FREE UK P&P

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This April we launch the first in a new series of novels, Now Legwarmers by Pascal O’Loughlin!

6pm-9pm Friday 20th April 2018
Secret location! (3mins from Dalston Kingsland and Dalston Junction Overground)
RSVP to receive a drinks token (limited): david [at] henninghamfamilypress.co.uk

This beautiful litho-printed and notch-bound paperback has a short cover (image by Mike Newton) that reveals foil-debossed endpapers made with pulped animal dung. It will be available to buy on the night, or you can pre-order below!

Now Legwarmers by Pascal O'Loughlin

Now Legwarmers
by Pascal O’Loughlin

“I wanted to reach into the book and tell him that eventually everything will be okay. His description of small town life is excruciatingly perfect, his attention to detail is exquisite. It’s a gem of a book.”  – Marian Keyes

“Kept so clear and seemingly simple, its skill with what goes unsaid makes it unforgettable. What a beauty.” – Ali Smith on ‘Two Tickets for the Musical’

“On a housing estate called ClonduffSiberia deep in the middle of nowhere really, the body of a horse named RottingDead lies buried in the garden of a house that no family has moved into yet. The body of this horse does not have the head attached but it does have a heart, and its heart is lonely and filled with longing.”

John and his Mother, grieving for his Father, move to ClonduffSiberia. John meets Angela at a youth club disco and she introduces him to kissing, Bowie and cigarettes. Suddenly a girl goes missing and the answer seems to lie in the grown-up world of love and loss John is struggling to navigate.

Pursued by, vivid ghosts, anxious visions and ne’er-do-wells, John takes us with him as he finds himself, in the wrong place.

Pre-Order this novel NOW here:


Now Legwarmers by Pascal O’Loughlin


 

The best ways to buy:

  1. Direct from our website. Our writers receive almost ten times more money if you buy direct from us. UK customers also get FREE postage. They usually get it quicker too.
  2. From your local Independent Bookshop. Your enquiry brings our authors to the booksellers’ attention. You’ll normally get FREE postage too. Our books are distributed quickly and professionally by NBN International.

Please be aware that discounts applied by big online stores may mean less money for our authors. 

 

Pascal O’Loughlin was born in Dublin, moved to London in the 1980s, and became a Librarian at the National Poetry Library.

He won the Chroma Queer Short Story Competition in 2006, judged by Ali Smith and Michael Arditti. His published poems, stories, zines and pamphlets include Walking Naked, Chocoholochismo, RWF/RAF (with Sarah Crewe) and YUKIKO.

Now Legwarmers is his debut novel.

 

Now Legwarmers
by Pascal O’Loughlin
ISBN: 9781999797416
£12.99
240 pages
Paperback
188mm x 130mm x 20mm
Fiction (FA, FIC000000)
available 20th April 2018

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We had a wonderful two days at Edinburgh’s Fruitmarket Gallery, and a warm welcome from the city. I delivered a talk on variations on concertina binding that culminated in wrapping the audience in our monumental Moscow book A Line of Five Feet. The audience was roughly the same size, so it seemed the logical thing to do.

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Nothing beats selling books face to face, conveying your publishers’ enthusiasm along with physical books. Especially when you sell a book to one of the nation’s great libraries! We were delighted that the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Library acquired The nth Convention.

The nth Convention(second edition)

The nth Convention

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Christmas 2017

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You may already have bought your literary loved-one a present for Christmas. Good job you kept the receipt!

We are offering subscription to our brand new 2018 Adult Fiction for £150! 

My mother always says you need something to open on the day. So the first 10 to Subscribe before Christmas 2017 will receive a FREE Austerity Measure screenprint/laser cut fine art print (normally £180!)

Slower-fingered Subscribers will receive a free copy of The Erroneous Disposition of the People anthology.

We have two top secret amazing debut novels enthusiastically endorsed by literary A-listers in production right now. They will also both be re-interpreted as Artists’ Books in our studio. Early adopters will be richly rewarded!

Offer closes on 20th Dec 2017, because that’s Royal Mail last posting day.

Become a Henningham Family Press completist by Subscribing!

  1. Two brilliant paperback novels per annum through your door on publication day (scheduled for April & June)
  2. The choice of one Artists’ Book version per annum (before June)
  3. Your support acknowledged by name in our 2018 publications (anonymity available)
  4. An invitation to our free field trip (London) related to rare/Artists’ books*
  5. A free tutorial/consultation with us about any aspect of book production

All for £150!**

* This element is a free gift. If spaces are limited, they will be allocated on first come basis without refund. Decisions to move or cancel this event are not made by Henningham Family Press, therefore we are not liable and will not offer compensation or refunds of any costs incurred.
** UK only. Email us for international rates. An annual subscription to titles published in 2018. Subscribers will be invited to renew in November 2018.

Email us here to pay by Bank Transfer (preferred) or pay immediately by Paypal below.





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We are delighted to announce we will be exhibiting at FREE VERSE, London’s pre-eminent Poetry Book Fair.

If you are a poetry reader you will probably already have this event in your diary, but we would urge anyone at all interested in Independent Publishing and Literature to come. It brings together some of the most vibrant and innovative small publishers and is a peerless introduction to contemporary poetry in all its forms. More than a hundred half-tables putting big publishers to shame.

Ten Years of Concertinas with Henningham Family Press and Sophie Herxheimer (12 noon)

Join us at 12 noon in the Brockway Room when we present a survey of our best concertina books from the last ten years, including a British Council commission printed live in Moscow. Renowned artist-poet Sophie Herxheimer will read from our 30 metre long The Listening Forest collaboration, and her dazzling new homage to Emily Dickinson: Your Candle Accompanies The Sun. Find out how this simple binding could help you disseminate your poetry and prose.

All Day Book Launch

Free Verse will also be your first chance to handle and buy our latest publication:
Your Candle Accompanies The Sun, My Homage To Emily Dickinson
by Sophie Herxheimer
Come find us at our table.

FREE VERSE
30th September, 11am-6pm
Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
London WC1R 4RL

FREE entry

 

 

 

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We are proud to announce a dazzling forthcoming book.

Artist and poet Sophie Herxheimer re-imagines Emily Dickinson’s self-imposed seclusion as an act of empowerment. In a series of collage poems, Sophie’s words and images re-present a paradoxical poet, fixed in space, yet ranging freely in imagination and innovation.

This is a homage to the human spirit, which can shine light into the world and in its complexity accompany the simple power of the Sun. Sophie’s collages are preceded by a selection of Emily’s poems. This unique binding interweaves two pamphlets, and talents, into one volume of dazzling poetry.

Your Candle Accompanies The Sun,
My Homage to Emily Dickinson
by Sophie Herxheimer

40pp full colour
HP Indigo
hand-stitched with a unique duo-pamphlet binding
11″ x  8″
ISBN 978-1-9997974-0-9

Pre-order notice £20 (+p&p)

 

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