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  • Blink by Andrea Badenoch 2001

    £10.00

    “It is 1962. The Beatles have released Love Me Do and John Glenn has orbited the Earth. But in this pit village in County Durham, everyone is looking back towards the traditions of the past…”  A First Edition by the Tyneside writer who died in 2004. Macmillan, 2001. 20.5cm by 13.5cm, 309 pages. Hardback in…

  • Bone-Shaker Magazine Issue #12 2013

    £5.00

    Issue 12 of a quarterly bike magazine produced in Bristol, UK. Editorial team: Jimmy Ell, Mike White, John Coe and Sadie Campbell. 24cm by 17cm soft cover 60 pages. Articles include cycling in other countries plus Poet Laureate Simon Armitage’s poem About Ladybower is reprinted and illustrated. Condition: Slight edge-wear to illustrated covers.

  • Bossy Parrot poetry anthology, 1987

    £15.00

    Edited by Neil Astley, published by Bloodaxe Books and featuring the best children’s poems from The Evening Chronicle Poetry competition. This 64 page book contains 10 of Elaine’s poems plus work by comedy writer and performer Dan Maier, actress Colleen Prendergast and the late, great Iain Pigg. Condition: This copy is previously owned with slight…

  • Children of Albion Edited & Extradicted by Michael Horovitz

    £5.00

    Penguin, 1970. Reprint of first Penguin edition published in 1969. 18cm by 11cm, 380 pages. Subtitled Poetry of the ‘Underground’ in Britain. Rear cover declares this anthology features “the ‘secret’ generation of more or less British poets whose work could hitherto be discovered only through their own bush telegraph of little magazines and lively readings.”…

  • Collected Poems by Frances Horovitz 1985

    £8.00

    First edition Bloodaxe Books in association with Enitharmon Press, 1985. Published two years after her death at the age of 43, this collection was edited by her poet and critic husband, Roger Garfitt. 21.5cm by 14cm, 128 pages. Condition: slight edge-wear to covers plus spine and top edge of rear cover are browned with age….

  • Complete Poems by Hart Crane

    £5.00

    Bloodaxe Books, 1984. First revised edition edited by Brom Weber. True first edition was published in 1966 by Liveright Publishing Corporation, New York. 21.5cm by 14cm, 222 pages in blue wraps. This copy is from the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003). Condition: Spine sunned, page edges slightly soiled with…

  • Corvus A Life with Birds by Esther Woolfson

    £3.00

    Granta, 2008. 20cm by 13cm, 337 pages. Illustrated by Helen Macdonald. The back cover describes this as a “beguiling blend of memoir and natural history…” Condition: Minimal shelf-wear and pages a little browned with ages. Appears unread.

  • Cosmic Realities Vanilla Tobacco Dawnings by Tristan Tzara

    £15.00

    Arc Publications, Todmorden, Lancs, 1975. Translated by Lee Harwood. Limited edition of 500 copies of which 15 have been numbered and signed by the translator.  This copy is NOT one of the 15. Yellow dustwrapper with printing over light yellow paper cover. 20.4 x 14.7 cms, 30 pages. The poems in this volume  are reproduced…

  • Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton 1976

    £2.00

    Penguin Modern Classics. Penguin, 1976. 18cm by 11cm 239 pages. Condition: 3 cm closed tear to bottom edge of title page, pages uniformly browned with age and covers worn and creaed. A well-read copy.

  • Cultural Affairs in Boston by John Wieners

    £15.00

    Black Sparrow Press, 1988. First paperback edition. 23cm by 15cm, 204 pages. Subtitled Poetry & Prose 1956-1985, this collection of writer, actor, stage manager and gay activist Wieners’ work is edited by Raymond Foye with a Preface by Robert Creeley. From the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003) with “Lancaster…

  • Dickens at Doughty Street by John Greaves 1975

    £8.00

    Elm Tree Books, 1975. First edition. Paperback 21.5cm by 14cm, 197 pages with black and white photos and a Foreword by Monica Dickens. The author was at the time of writing, Honorary Secretary of the Dickens Fellowship. This book details the time Charles Dickens and his wife Kate spent in 48 Doughty Street in Bloomsbury,…

  • Don’t Be Silly, Mr Twiddle! by Enid Blyton

    £3.00

    Dean & Son, 1971. Hardback orange boards 19cm by 13cm, 184 pages. Children’s book. Condition: Boards slightly soiled and worn, page edges dusty plus there are some letters stamped on the front pastedown, fly-leaf and half-title.

  • Effi Briest by Theodor Fontane

    £4.00

    Penguin, 1967. Penguin Classics. 18cm by 11cm 266 pages. Translated from German by Douglas Parmée. Condition: light edge-wear to covers, ink signature to inside of front cover, pages uniformly browned with age. Appears unread.  

  • Elaine of La Signe by Ursula Moray Williams First edition 1937

    £12.00

    Ursula Moray Williams was a Children’s author and this title is one of her earlier books. First edition, lacking dustwrapper, published by Harrap, 1937. 20cm x 14.5cm blue boards. 254 pages. Colour frontispiece and black and white drawings illustrated by the author. Condition: Lacks dustwrapper, there is foxing in the pages and page 33 is…

  • Full House by M.J. Farrell (Molly Keane)

    £4.00

    Virago Press, 1988. Reprint. Virago Modern Classic Number 232. 20cm by 13cm 320 pages. Irish writer. Virago Modern Classics. Condition: page edges uniformly browned plus distinctive lush green cover edges a little worn with creasing towards spine on front cover. Very Good.

  • Giant Night by Anne Waldman. INSCRIBED.

    £10.00

    Corinth Books, New York, 1970. First edition. 20cm by 14.5cm, 94 pages, purple decorated covers. This copy is from the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003) and is INSCRIBED to him by the author. On the title page it reads: “for Richard Caddell in Durham with thanks Anne Waldman.” Condition:…

  • Granta 101, Spring 2008

    £3.00

    The Magazine of New Writing edited by Jason Cowley and featuring Hilary Mantel, Annie Proulx, Douglas Coupland and more.21cm by 14.5cm 286 pages. Condition: Miniscule shelf-wear. Appears unread. N.B. We have more copies of Granta in stock but as yet uncatalogued. Ask for more details.

  • Granta 53, Spring 1996

    £3.00

    A paperback magazine of new writing edited by Ian Jack. This issue’s theme is News and features Zoe Heller, Gordon Burn, Fintan O’Toole and more. 21cm by 14.5cm 256 pages. Condition: Crease down front cover and covers slightly yellowed with age. N.B. We have more copies of Granta in stock but as yet uncatalogued. Ask…

  • Granta 54, Summer 1996

    £3.00

    A Paperback magazine of new writing edited by Ian Jack. This issue is titled The Best of Young American Novelists and features Jonathan Franzen, Jeffrey Eugenides, Fae Myenne Ng, Mona Simpson and more. 21cm by 14.5cm 320 pages. Condition: A few pages to the rear of the book have creasing to the bottom corner plus…

  • Granta 56, Winter 1996

    £3.00

    A Paperback Magazine of New Writing edited by Ian Jack. This issue is titled: What Happened to Us? Britain’s Valedictory Realism and features John Banville on Anthony Blunt plus Hilary Mantel, Hanif Kureishi, Philip Hensher, Fintan O’Toole and more.21cm by 14.5cm 254 pages. Condition: A Very Good clean copy. N.B. We have more copies of…

  • Granta 72, Winter 2000

    £3.00

    The Magazine of New Writing edited by Ian Jack and featuring Richard Ford, Olga Tokarczuk, Nik Cohn, A.L. Kennedy and more. 21cm by 14.5cm 254 pages. Condition: Clean contents but crease the spine of front cover. N.B. We have more copies of Granta in stock but as yet uncatalogued. Ask for more details.

  • Granta 73, Spring 2001

    £3.00

    The Magazine of New Writing edited by Ian Jack. This issue is titled Necessary Journeys and features Ian McEwan on Dunkirk plus Decca Aitkenhead, Dayanita Singh, Isabel Hilton plus the untold story of how the FBI pursued James Baldwin. 21cm by 14.5cm 256 pages. Condition: edge-wear to covers and page edges. N.B. We have more…

  • Granta 80 Winter 2002

    £3.00

    The Magazine of New Writing edited by Ian Jack. This issue is titled The Group: Pictures from Previous Lives and features Geoff Dyer, Luke Harding, Joyce Carol Oates, Paul Theroux and more. 21cm by 14.5cm 254 pages. Condition: Minimal edge-wear and slight curling to the front cover. N.B. We have more copies of Granta in…

  • Granta 82, Summer 2003

    £3.00

    The Magazine of New Writing edited by Ian Jack. This issue is titled Life’s Like That and features Simon Gray, Lynn Barber and more. 21cm by 14.5cm 254 pages. Condition: some shelf-wear. N.B. We have more copies of Granta in stock but as yet uncatalogued. Ask for more details.

  • Granta 84, Winter 2003

    £3.00

    The Magazine of New Writing edited by Ian Jack. This issue is titled Over There How America Sees The World and features Edmund White, James Kelman, Paul Theroux, Studs Terkel, Gary Shteyngart and more. 21cm by 14.5cm 256 pages. Condition: Minimal edge-wear with a couple of Granta leaflets laid in. N.B. We have more copies…

  • Granta 89, Spring 2005 The Factory

    £3.00

    The Magazine of New Writing edited by Ian Jack and featuring Isabel Hilton, Luc Sante, Tessa Hadley plus a rare interview with James Joyce. 21cm by 14.5cm 256 pages. Condition: very clean and tight. Appears unread. N.B. We have more copies of Granta in stock but as yet uncatalogued. Ask for more details.

  • Granta 94, Summer 2006

    £3.00

    The Magazine of New Writing edited by Ian Jack. Travel writing special featuring John Burnside, Michel Faber, Tessa Hadley and more. 21cm by 14.5cm 256 pages. Condition: Clean contents but slight wear and creasing to covers. N.B. We have more copies of Granta in stock but as yet uncatalogued. Ask for more details.

  • Hello, Mr Twiddle! by Enid Blyton

    £3.00

    Deans International Publishing, 1986. Reprint. Hardback blue boards 19cm by 13cm, 184 pages. Children’s book. Condition: Minimal soiling to page edges and boards.

  • Hermetic Definition by H.D.

    £8.00

    Carcanet Press, 1972. First paperback edition. Blue card wraps 20cm by 14cm, 117 pages. This previously unpublished poem is contemporary with her Trilogy. This copy is from the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003). Condition: wraps slightly edge-worn and curled to edges, pages minimally browned and page edges a little…

  • Imagist Poetry edited by Peter Jones

    £4.00

    Penguin, 1972. 18cm by 11cm, 187 pages. Anthology featuring Richard Aldington, H.D., Amy Lowell, Marianne Moore, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams and more.  Fabulous cover: detail from William Roberts’ The Vorticists in the Eiffel Tower.  From the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003). Condition: Covers slightly soiled and edge-worn with…

  • Italian Journey by J.W. Goethe1990s

    £3.00

    Goethe’s Italian Journey 1786-1788 translated by W.H. Auden and Elizabeth Mayer. This Penguin reprint from the 1990s is undated. 20cm by 13cm 508 pages. Condition: pages uniformly browned with age and some wear and soiling to covers but a clean reading copy of a classic.

  • Lewis Carroll’s Ripon by Maurice Taylor

    £5.00

    Did you know Lewis Carroll  visited Ripon during sixteen of his creative years? This pamphlet “attempts to put that into context.” Printed by Ripon Cathedral, 2005. Reprint of 1998 first edition. 21cm by 14.5cm , 16 pages, illustrated throughout with mostly b&w photos and illustrations. Condition: Clean contents but some wear to spine and slight…

  • Little Enough by Cid Corman

    £8.50

    49 Haiku by Basho, Sodo, Ransetsu, Buson, Ryokan, Issa, Shiki and a Tanka by Sokan. Versions by Cid Corman. Gnomon Press, Kentucky, 1991. First edition. 15.5 cm by 11.5cm. A beautiful little book of beautiful little poems. From the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003). Condition: 1.5cm by 2cm loss…

  • Loose Threads and Sacred Spaces Butterscotch cover by Elaine Cusack

    £10.00

    Limelight Classic Productions Limited, October 2021. 21cm by 14.5cm, 26 printed pages. Design and layout by Talking Pen, printed and bound by Writers’ Shack, Durham. One of five different cover/endpaper/paper combos in this first printing of the poetry pamphlet. Why not try Butterscotch flavour with yellow cover, dark green endpapers and cream pages? Condition: Pristine….

  • Loose Threads and Sacred Spaces Chocolate Orange cover by Elaine Cusack

    £10.00

    Limelight Classic Productions Limited, October 2021. 21cm by 14.5cm, 26 printed pages. Design and layout by Talking Pen, printed and bound by Writers’ Shack, Durham. One of five different cover/endpaper/paper combos in this first printing of the poetry pamphlet. Why not try Chocolate Orange flavour with orange cover, dark brown endpapers and cream pages? Condition:…

  • Loose Threads and Sacred Spaces Morello Cherry cover by Elaine Cusack

    £10.00

    Limelight Classic Productions Limited, October 2021. 21cm by 14.5cm, 26 printed pages. Design and layout by Talking Pen, printed and bound by Writers’ Shack, Durham. One of five different cover/endpaper/paper combos in this first printing of the poetry pamphlet. Why not try Morello Cherry flavour with purple cover, dark blue endpapers and white pages? Condition:…

  • Loose Threads and Sacred Spaces Pistachio cover by Elaine Cusack

    £10.00

    Limelight Classic Productions Limited, October 2021. 21cm by 14.5cm, 26 printed pages. Design and layout by Talking Pen, printed and bound by Writers’ Shack, Durham. One of five different cover/endpaper/paper combos in this first printing of the poetry pamphlet. Why not try Pistachio flavour with green cover, greeny blue endpapers and white pages? Condition: Pristine….

  • Loose Threads and Sacred Spaces Slushy Pup Cyan Blue cover by Elaine Cusack

    £10.00

    Limelight Classic Productions Limited, October 2021. 21cm by 14.5cm, 26 printed pages. Design and layout by Talking Pen, printed and bound by Writers’ Shack, Durham. One of five different cover/endpaper/paper combos in this first printing of the poetry pamphlet. Why not try Slushy Pup Cyan Blue flavour with blue cover, grey endpapers and white pages?…

  • Master and Man and Other Stories by Leo Tolstoy

    £3.00

    Penguin, undated. Penguin Classics first published in 1977 by Penguin, this looks like a 1980s or 1990s reprint. 20cm by 13cm 271 pages. Three stories plus useful Introduction by the translator of the text, Paul Foote. Condition: neat ink signature to inside of front cover, pages uniformly browned with age and some edge-wear to covers….

  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville 2002

    £4.00

    Wordsworth Classics edition, 2002. 20cm by 13cm 492 pages. Condition: pages look uniformaly browned a little with edge and there is minor shelf-wear but book appears unread

  • Nogbad Comes Back! by Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin 1972

    £15.00

    Kaye & Ward, 1972. First edition  thus of this paperback reprint of title first published in hardback in 1966. Edmund Ward ‘Starting to Read’ Books Number 4. 19cm by 15cm, 47 pages. Noggin is a kind king, married to kind queen Nooka but Nogbad the Bad is unkind. Condition: Bottom edge has a dent and…

  • Outlaw of Gor by John Norman

    £4.00

    A Star Book. Tandem Publishing, 1979. Reprint. 18cm by 11cm, 254 pages. Volume two of the Chronicles of Counter-Earth. Condition: Covers edge-worn and pages uniformly browned with age.

  • Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo 1994

    £4.00

    Mexican novel written in 1955, describes a man’s search for his unknown father. Translated by Margaret Sayers Peden with a Foreword by Susan Sontag. Paperback 20cm by 13cm, 122 pages Serpent’s Tail reprint from 1994. Condition: Page edges uniformly browned with age and slight edge-wear to covers. Very Good.

  • Pieces From Eight An Octet of New IRON Poets 2013

    £8.00

    Edited by Peter Mortimer and published by IRON Press. This 28 page pamphlet introduces eight poets from the North East including Vicky Arthurs, John Price, Maureen Oliphant and Arthur Haswell. There are six Haiku by Elaine. Condition: previously owned with slight edge-wear and SIGNED by Elaine.

  • Poet’s Poems No. 8 Robert Creeley

    £8.50

    First published in 2001 by AGGIE WESTON’S EDITIONS. One of a series of Poet’s Poems pamphlets co-ordinated by poet Stuart Mills,  (1940–2006) co-founder of the Tarasque Press and designed by Colin Sackett. 20cm by 14cm cream wraps. A selection of poems by other poets chosen by Robert Creeley. Includes Losing Track by Denise Levertov and…

  • Poet’s Poems No.16 Adrian Mitchell

    £8.00

    First published in 2003 by AGGIE WESTON’S EDITIONS. One of a series of Poet’s Poems pamphlets co-ordinated by poet Stuart Mills,  (1940–2006) co-founder of the Tarasque Press and designed by Colin Sackett. 20cm by 14cm cream wraps. A selection of poems by other poets chosen by Adrian Mitchell who writes: “So here are eight poems…

  • Poet’s Poems No.5 Edwin Morgan

    £8.50

    First published in 2001 by AGGIE WESTON’S EDITIONS. One of a series of Poet’s Poems pamphlets co-ordinated by poet Stuart Mills,  (1940–2006) co-founder of the Tarasque Press and designed by Colin Sackett. 20cm by 14cm cream wraps. A selection of poems by other poets chosen by Edwin Morgan, including poems by Auden, Manley Hopkins, Blake,…

  • Poet’s Poems No.9 Iain Sinclair

    £8.50

    First published in 2002 by AGGIE WESTON’S EDITIONS. One of a series of Poet’s Poems pamphlets co-ordinated by poet Stuart Mills,  (1940–2006) co-founder of the Tarasque Press and designed by Colin Sackett. 20cm by 14cm cream wraps. A selection of poems by other poets chosen by Iain Sinclair who writes: “The task of nominating favoured,…

  • Present Lives Future Becoming by Cosmo Pieterse and George Hallett 1974

    £35.00

    Sub-titled: A South African Landscape in words and pictures, this collection of poetry, prose and photos is by eminent South African playwright, poet, literary critc, Pieterse and fellow South African, George Hallett, known for his work during Apartheid and the country’s early democracy. First edition. Hickey Press, Surrey, 1974. 29.5cm x 21cm, 90 pages illustrated…

  • Puffin Post Vol 8 No.2 1974 ed. Kaye Webb

    £5.00

    Published by Puffin (Penguin) Books, Puffin Post was the magazine of The Puffin Club, which was the brainchild of Puffin Books’ editor, Kaye Webb. The club was born in 1967 after Kaye persuaded Sir Allen Lane, the owner of Penguin Books, that the club would make children into adult readers. This edition from 1974 measures…

  • Rat City Poems from Northern Ireland by Mike Jenkins

    £15.00

    Edge Press, Barry, Wales, 1979.  Published in a limited edition of 300 copies. 21cm by 14.5cm,  22 pages. Jenkins is a Welsh poet born in 1953 and has been published for over 40 years. This pamphlet is one of his earliest. Jenkins is also the father of  Plaid Cymru politician Bethan Sayed  and  the journalist…

  • San Camilo, 1936 by Camilo José Cela

    £4.00

    Duke University Press, 1998. Third Printing in paperback. 23.5cm by 14.5cm 302 pages. Translated from Spanish by John H.R. Holt.  Cela was winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1989. Condition: front cover slightly sunned towards spine, covers slightly soiled and edge-worn but contents clean. Appears unread.

  • Selected Cautionary Tales by Hilaire Belloc

    £2.00

    Puffin, 1971. Reprint. 18cm by 11cm, 184 pages. Revised Puffin edition with the original pictures by B.T. B and Nicolas Bentley. Condition: Covers creased and worn, pages uniformly browned with age. A well read copy.

  • Selected Poems 1963-1983 by Charles Simic

    £8.00

    Secker & Warburg, 1986. First edition. Paperback 21.5cm by 14cm, 186 pages. From the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003). Condition: faded to top left hand edge of front cover and spine, some edge-wear but clean contents.

  • Selected Poems by Denise Levertov

    £8.00

    Bloodaxe Books, 1986. First edition. 21cm by 14cm, 189 pages. Back cover declares “This new SELECTED POEMS covers all Denise Levertov’s collections up to Candles in Babylon (1982).” From the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003). Condition: White spine a little browned with age plus light edge-wear to covers.

  • Selected Poems by Fernando Pessoa

    £3.00

    Penguin, 1990s. The rear of the title page states that the second edition with new supplement was published in 1982 but this looks like a 1990s edition. 20cm by 13cm, 158 pages. Translated with an introduction by Jonathan Griffin, the poet is described on the cover as “…mysterious, mildly paranoid, incontestably Portuguese…” Condition: fading towards…

  • Selected Poems by Osip Mandelstam

    £3.50

    Penguin, 1977. Penguin Modern European Poets series. Translated by Clarence Brown and W.S. Merwin. 20cm by 13cm, 138 pages. Includes insightful Introduction by Clarence Brown on this Russian poet who died on his way to a Siberian labour camp. This copy is from the library of the late poet, publisher and editor Richard Caddell (1949-2003)….

  • Selected Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Penguin 1982

    £4.00

    20cm by 13cm 422 pages. The classic tales by the Brothers Grimm translated with an introduction and notes by David Luke plus Scots Translations by Gilbert McKay and Irish translations by Philip Schofield. Condition: Some soiling to the bottom edge of pages and pages uniformly browned with age but contents clean.

  • Seven for a Secret by Mary Webb

    £4.50

    Virago, 1982. First thus. Virago Modern Classics. First published by Hutchinson & Co in 1922. 20cm by 13cm 286 pages. Condition: Original Virago price sticker on rear and pages uniformly browned with age. Appears unread.

  • Strange Singing by Sandy Chadwin

    £3.00

    Private printing, 2020. 21cm by 14.5cm, 22 pages. Poetry pamphlet by poet and storyteller, Sandy Chadwin. Condition: white card wraps a little shelf-worn.