Monday, 3 January 2011

Five Leaves - the year ahead

Ted Hughes and Translation by Daniel Weissbort (Richard Hollis, £12) - Daniel worked with TH on Modern Poetry in Translation. This book covers all of TH's work on translation. Available.
The Essential Self: Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath by Lucas Myers (Richard Hollis, £10) - a memoir of the Cambridge days. Available.
The Liberation of Celia Kahn (available) and The Credit Draper (available soon) by J. David Simons (£8.99 each) - novel set the ferment of Glasgow working class and Jewish life during and after WW1 and its prequel, set within Celia Khan's family.
The One That Got Away by Zoe Wicomb (available, £8.99) - short fiction set within Glasgow and the author's native South Africa.
Trueta by Angels Aymar, trans. Montserrat Roser i Puig (available, £8.99) - Catalan and English playscript on the life of Josep Trueta, Catalan surgeon during and after the Spanish Civil War.
Where the Rivers Meet: Jesus Moncada ed. by Kathryn Crameri - the first book in English on this major Catalan writer (available, £8.99)
Penny Lace by Hilda Lewis, a novel (Bromley House Editions, £12.99)
March 19 - States of Independence II - a day event for and from the East Midlands' independent presses
California by Ray Banks, Graven Image by Charlie Williams, Claws by Stephen Booth and Not Safe by Danuta Reah - all Crime Express, £4.99 each
Roman Nottinghamshire by Mark Patterson (£9.99)
Out of Towners by Dan Tunstall - three lads on the lash, what could go wrong? Young adult fiction, £5.99
Closer by Maxine Linnell - when a dad gets closer than he should. Young adult fiction, £5.99
Secret Gardens by David Belbin - a novel about refugee children on the run, suitable for Reluctant Readers. Young adult fiction, £5.99
Through the Looking Glass by Anita Klein - art, £24.99
June 18-25, the twelfth Lowdham Book Festival
Maps - the first Five Leaves' annual themed journal - contributors being Iain Sinclair, Chris Arnot, David McKie, David Belbin, Ian Park, Andy Croft, Richard Dennis, Gillian Darley, Roberta Dewa, John Lucas, Deirdre O'Byrne, John Payne, Mark Patterson, Andrew Whitehead, Paul Barker, Ross Bradshaw, Sara Jane Palmer, Robert Macfarlane and Ian Clayton - all on maps, people, places £9.99.
Five books for Cable Street 75th anniversary: The Battle of Cable Street, 1936 by The Cable Street Group (£5); October Day, a novel by Frank Griffin, introduced by Andy Croft (New London Editions, £9.99); Street of Tall People, young adult fiction by Alan Gibbons (£5.99); Battle for the East End: Jewish responses to fascism in the 1930s by David Rosenberg (£8.99); Everything Happens in Cable Street, everything apart from the battle, by Roger Mills.
First weekend in October - 75th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street, Wilton Street Music Hall and elsewhere in London
"Beats, bums, bohemians" - Adrift in Soho by Colin Wilson (our first film tie-in!), The Furnished Room by Laura Del-Rivo and Baron's Court, All Change by Terry Taylor (all New London Editions, c. £8.99)
This Bed Thy Centre by Pamela Hansford Johnson, introduced by Zoe Fairbairns (New London Editions, £9.99
Our website, will be updated shortly to include those titles where we already have book covers. This is Five Leaves' bigget publishing year so far, and will not be replicated next year!
In addition we are publishing a memorial pamphlet about Colin Ward, comprising the speeches at his funeral and his memorial meeting, edited by Ken Worpole and Harriet Ward. More details of that soon.

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