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Discover Tempest – An Anthology, by Anna Vaught, Editor

Anna Vaught, Editor

This diverse and varied anthology of short fiction, essays and poems includes contributions by Sam Jordison, Steven O’Brien, Justine Sless, Patrick Wright and poet Martin Bewick. The anthology concerns our present political ‘tempestuous’ times and some of the works have a science-fiction flavour to include dystopian, authoritarian and imagined worlds.

Discover The Life of Almost, by Anna Vaught

Anna Vaught

This is a dark comedy set in Wales and a spectral reworking of Dickens’s Great Expectations. Almost is a boy, brought up by his sister, Perfection. He is shrouded by bereavement and surrounded by the hauntings of his family’s undead. He plays in the sea caves, visits graves, amongst mermaids, longing mermen, morticians, houses that respire and a poltergeist moss that grabs your foot.

Discover My Europe – An Anthology, by Anna Johnson and Anna Vaught, editors

Anna Johnson and Anna Vaught, editors

This diverse and varied anthology of poems, short stories and essays includes contributions by Canon Giles Fraser, Helena Kennedy QC, Lemn Sissay, George Szirtes and Stephen Timms MP. For any reader interested in knowing more about our ties with Europe, the EU and Brexit.

Discover Gold Adornments and other stories, by Emma Kittle-Pey

Emma Kittle-Pey

This collection contains humorous stories and vignettes of the false honesties and small-world stereotyping that the various characters encounter on their individual journeys. For instance, whilst they shop for bras or visit charity shops or find themselves involved in domestic ‘confrontations’ with estate agents and others.

Discover Refugees and Peacekeepers – A Patrician Press Anthology, by Anna Johnson, Editor

Anna Johnson, Editor

This anthology of poems and short stories is the result of a writing competition Patrician Press ran in 2016. The short-listed works including that of the winner, Penny Simpson, are now published in the anthology as well as contributions by Patrician Press authors and others.

Discover Arcobaleno Rainbow, by Sara Elena Rossetti

Sara Elena Rossetti

This is delicately written poetry by a young Italian writer. The poems are divided into sections based on the colours of the rainbow. The English translation appears alongside each Italian poem. Readers will be able to appreciate the original cadence; rhythm and rhyme of each poem in the Italian language whilst at the same time better understand the meaning of the words.