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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.

5feet_fruitmarket

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

AusterityMeasure

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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Nothing In The Rulebook Interview

February 1st, 2017 | Posted by David in News | Press Cuttings - (0 Comments)

We were interviewed recently by an online magazine called Nothing In The Rulebook while waiting for an aeroplane. By way of introduction they say:

It seems old hat to say that mainstream publishing has been facing an existential crisis in recent years. As profit margins thin, the go-to response from the biggest publishing houses has been to retreat from investing in new ideas, and to banking on “sure things” – which, as Julian Barnes has noted, essentially amounts to republishing copies (or imitations) of commercially successful novels. Indeed, the mainstream publishing industry has become so risk averse and sold on the idea that committees of sales and marketing gurus that millions are now spent on orange-headed celebrity books whose pie charts and spreadsheets appeared to augur well but are in the bargain buckets shortly after they first appear.

Within this risk averse culture, new outlets for unique and creative expression, through art, writing, and fine book making are increasingly rare. Those that do exist must therefore be cherished.

Henningham Family Press (HFP) is the collaborative art and writing of David and Ping Henningham. Both Artists and Authors, HFP combines writing and art through fine art printmaking, bookbinding and performance. Based in Dalston, London, the pair primarily work with National and Regional Cultural Institutions and civil society groups, and are always looking for new institutions, such as museums, libraries and publishers to collaborate with.

It is an honour to bring you this detailed interview…

You can read the full interview HERE 

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The British Council have commissioned us to make a major public art contribution at The Central Hall of Artists, Moscow.

We are among the British artists and writers being despatched to Moscow next week to represent Britain as Guests of Honour at Non/FictioNo.18 Literature Fair, including Sebastian Faulks, David Almond, (and several people I think I know are going, but don’t seem to be announced yet). This is a key part of the UK-Russia Year of Language and Literature 2016.

Our commission is two-fold. At the Fair we will be creating a live screenprinted book in a workshop built and embedded for us into the UK Pavilion. Our fellow artists will be BA Illustration students from the British Higher School of Art and Design, Moscow, led by Christopher Rainbow. We will create a concertina-ed concrete poem visualising the iambic pentameter of Shakespeare’s verse. This tome will be donated to a British library, and a British folio will be created for Russia in exchange.

David Bomberg - The Mud Bath - 1914

David Bomberg – The Mud Bath – 1914

In preparation for this, I will be teaching a seminar in Modernist Art History at the School that draws out links between Malevich, Kandinsky and European art movements, with a special focus on David Bomberg, Edward Wadsworth and the Vorticists. I will then lead practical workshops with the students in which we will collaboratively create a new set of glyphs for visually expressing sounds common to English and Russian. It is these glyphs we will use to print words suggested by the Moscow Public:

Музыка шекспировского стиха

Henningham Family Press и Британская высшая школа дизайна

3-4 декабря, 12.00 – 18.00

Любовь питают музыкой; играйте
Щедрей, сверх меры, чтобы, в пресыщенье,
Желание, устав, изнемогло.
перевод М.Л.Лозинского
Двенадцатая ночь, Акт 1, сцена 1, 1-3

В пьесах Шекспира на протяжении четырех столетий сохранялся определенный стихотворный размер. Каждое предложение – это пять повторяющихся волн: «ти-ТУМ, ти-ТУМ, ти-ТУМ, ти-ТУМ, ти-ТУМ». Это пятистопный ямб, и он – главная мелодия английских стихотворений.

Британские художники Дэвид и Пинг Хеннингемы вместе со студентами курса иллюстрации Британской высшей школы дизайна на основе шекспировской строфы создадут прямо на Ярмарке non/fictio№18 книгу методом трафаретной печати. Получившееся произведение, как и многие пьесы Шекспира, будет посвящено «делам сердечным».

Мы приглашаем вас помочь студентам Британской высшей школы дизайна подобрать слова, которые будут соответствовать этому ямбическому ритму: слова о любви, зависти, страсти, обмане – о том, что составляет любовь по Шекспиру – на русском и английском языках.

  • Студенты отпечатают эти слова с помощью трафаретов, используя разработанные ими символы, объединившие фонетику английского и русского языков.
  • Затем напечатанные страницы будут склеены вместе, образуя пятистопный ямб, пять вьющихся лентой «ти-ТУМов».
  • Это длинное любовное послание в виде книги отправится в Великобританию, где будет создано ответное послание.

A Line Of Five Feet

The Music Behind Shakespeare’s Verse

Henningham Family Press and British Higher School of Art and Design

December 3-4, 12.00 – 18.00

“If music be the food of love, play on,
Give me excess of it; that surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die.”
Twelfth Night Act 1, scene 1, 1–3

There is a rhythm that has carried Shakespeare’s plays for four hundred years. Each sentence sits on five undulating waves, ti-TUM ti-TUM ti-TUM ti-TUM ti-TUM. This rhythm is called iambic pentameter, and it is the music of English verse.

British artists David and Ping Henningham, together with BA Illustration students from the British Higher School of Art and Design, Moscow, are celebrating Shakespeare’s verse here at non/fictio№18 by creating a screenprinted book on site. Their book, like so many of Shakespeare’s plays, will be about “affairs of love”.

You are invited to suggest words to the students that follow this iambic rhythm. Russian or English words about love, jealousy, passion, trickery – any words suggesting Shakespearean love.

  • The students will screenprint these words using a new sound alphabet they have created, uniting Russian and English language.
  • Next, the printed pages are glued together into lines of five “metrical feet”, five ti-TUMs that snake back and forth.
  • Once bound, this long love letter in concrete poetry will be sent to the United Kingdom, where a response will be created and exchanged.
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Emerging from the Circle Line

We have been invited by critic David Collard (the Times Literary Supplement, the Literary Review, Sonofabook etc.) to select and introduce a film set in London.

Somewhat perversely we have chosen a satirical comedy that takes place after a nuclear attack: The Bed Sitting Room by Spike Milligan and John Antrobus. The capital only persists in their characters’ memories as they shuffle about an esturine china clay pit (formerly London). A series of hysterical encounters unfold like an irradiated set of seaside postcards.

Before the main feature, we are very pleased to present a short extract on the theme from an unpublished novel by David Henningham, as well as a short introduction on why Satire and Surrealism are such sane means for describing the incomprehensible destruction of WW1 and the nuclear threat. We will contrast this with insane official advice on coexisting with Mutually Assured Destruction. Does satire have a role to play in disarmament? Were nukes inevitable? Who will get the last chocolate bar on the Circle Line?

Have we evolved the ability to foresee and prevent our own destruction? Or merely to enable it? 

This all takes place in one of the capitals best appointed bohemian bunkers, the basement bar Vout-O-Renee’s

The Bed-Sitting Room (1969)
Featuring Ralph Richardson, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe, Marty Feldman, Rita Tushingham, Michael Hordern, Arthur Lowe and more.

£5 on the door at Vout-O-Renee’s (in the basement under the Roman Catholic Church of the English Martyrs, come down the steps and ring the bell)

30 Prescot St
London
E1 8BB

7pm for a 7.30pm start.
Tues 4th October 2016

David Collard wrote this about us in the Times Literary Supplement. And this.

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