We are looking forward to launching on 21st October in London our latest title from the Rack Press Editions imprint: Silly Lady Novelists? by Michèle Roberts. You can see an image of the cover over to the right here. This is the third title in the “little green book” series which offers short form elegant subversion and you can order this one now for immediate despatch when copies arrive in a couple of weeks from the printer.
What kind of novels should women write? Should anyone be prescribing the answer to such a question? In a lively and polemical response to George Eliot’s famous Westminster Review essay of 1856 “Silly Novels by Lady Novelists”, novelist, poet and critic Michèle Roberts offers a challenging examination of current debates around fiction and sex.
Michèle Roberts has written 13 novels and is Professor Emerita at the University of East Anglia. She lives in South London and her new novel is The Walworth Beauty.
The book also contains some original artwork by Michèle Roberts
Silly Lady Novelists? by Michèle Roberts,
Published 21 October 2016, 64pp, £8 (postage free when purchased here online).
While you are waiting why not order one of our previous Rack Press Editions?
Bloomsbury and the Poets by Nicholas Murray
‘a delight’ – The Spectator
The Whitsun Wedding Video by Jeremy Noel-Tod
‘a suavely witty and wise collection of essays’ –
David Wheatley, The Poetry Foundation.
Monday, 5 September 2016
|Last year’s poetry book fair in full swing|
Monday, 25 July 2016
A very nice review in the new issue of Lunar Poetry of Katrina Naomi’s pamphlet Hooligans by Gram Joel Davies
Hooligans is a timely book, hopefully a timeless one. A small collection which distils everyday heroism to a courageous liquor. While today, celebrity speakers chauvinistically urge us to spurn our voting rights, voices raised from the past still mock, argue, insist – and refuse to be quieted. Thanks to Naomi’s work, names which have become museum pieces are made personal again, their dismissal as unconscionable now as ever before.
Well-deserved, we say. It can be ordered online here.
Monday, 20 June 2016
Wednesday, 27 April 2016
|Nicholas Murray, Michèle Roberts, and Deirdre Shanahan in the City Lit|
Student Centre on 25th April
Monday, 8 February 2016
Each pamphlet has been individually numbered and signed by its author which makes this a unique set and you save £5 by buying all four together.