Tag: self-published

A literary tour of Bristol: Broomcroft

Welcome back to my literary tour of Bristol! On today’s agenda is Broomcroft, Cotham Vale, the one time home of Sir Allen Lane, founder of Penguin Books. Legend has it that, in 1935, Allen Lane stood on a… Read More

36. ‘E’s Complaint’ by Steven Clark

I’ve read E’s Complaint three times, not only because it’s really good but also because I edited it! This is the debut novel by Steven Clark and it follows the protagonist, E, a man who is working in a… Read More

22. ‘The Invisible Papers’ by Agostino Scafidi

The Invisible Papers isn’t quite like anything I’ve ever read before. There’s no plot as such, no characters as such, but it still claims to be a novel. One that, according to its Goodreads page, will “inspire in… Read More

An interview with W Scott Beaven

A few weeks ago I reviewed Riccarton Junction by W Scott Beaven, a novel about a British-Japanese teenager uprooted from her home in London and taken to the Scottish borderlands. There she encounters racism, romance and the underground world… Read More

14. ‘Riccarton Junction’ by W Scott Beaven

The writer of this novel, Scott Beaven, got in touch after reading my review of Unravelling Oliver. He reckoned his book Riccarton Junction would be my style, and a few days later this beauty arrived in the post.   Kikarin is… Read More