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OMNIBUS TO DISTRIBUTE SELECTED THIN MAN PRESS BOOKS
On Friday 16th May, Thin Man’s Susan de Muth met with David Barraclough, Managing Editor of the world’s biggest music books publisher, Omnibus, at their interesting glass offices just off Oxford Street. A huge, music-themed painting in black and primary colours smacks you in the eye as you enter; once upstairs, the vast wooden floor is adorned with a similarly striking rug with musical notes on primary colours. A shiny black baby grand piano reflects the light coming in through the tall windows. The meeting room is surrounded by shelving on which Omnibus editions through the years jostle for space with collectors’ item magazines. DB takes a look at Peter Doherty’s ‘From Albion To Shangri-La’ and says they will offer sales and distribution under their umbrella. Excellent news.
THIN MAN PRESS IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE PUBLICATION OF PETER DOHERTY’S NEW LITERARY ADVENTURE
FROM ALBION TO SHANGRI-LA
From Albion to Shangri-La
by Peter Doherty
Journals & Tour Diaries 2008 – 2013, transcribed and edited by Nina Antonia
A Peter Doherty pocket book
Paperback Publication date: 1 July 2014
Click hereto purchase special bonus Kindle with illustrations from journals & photos of Peter
A New Chapter in the Lad’s Seamy Adventures
The forbidden words of Peter Doherty unleashed and uncensored, this time with no legal restraints
In keeping with Peter’s wishes, a boutique approach to publication was decided upon, maintaining the spirit of underground literature from Burroughs to Fajardie.
From Albion to Shangri-La by Peter Doherty, transcribed and edited by Nina Antonia.
Paperback, 5.5 X 8.5 inches. 256 pages, B&W. Also in all e-book formats. ISBN 978-0-9562473-9-1
Publisher’s recommended retail price: £14.99 paperback; £9.99 e-book (the e-book contains a supplementary illustrated section of artwork from the journals).
A LOVELY EVENING WAS HAD BY ALL AT THE LAUNCH OF JOHN CONSTABLE’S SPARK IN THE DARK
On the Flower Full Moon (14 May) 2014 Thin Man Press hosted a launch for John Constable’s new collection of verse and dramatic prose-poems, Spark In The Dark, at 18th century Vitners, the Boot & Flogger, which is situated opposite the ancient Cross Bones (Prostitutes’) Graveyard in Southwark.
We were very privileged to have in our midst the great Nell Dunn, who wrote Up The Junction and Poor Cow among other pieces of great excellence. Nell read us a short story – which will shortly be on YouTube – and then read John Constable’s Our Lady Mary Ovarie.
Niall McDevitt performed one of his own poems and then one of Thin Man’s favourite Constable poems – The Tory Leadership Crisis.
The audience – which included poet Michelle Roberts, performance artists Marcia Farquhar, two Pogues & Tymon Dogg – was very appreciative and a good time was had by all.
Here is a link to John Constable’s performance of The Queen Of The May
Copies of the book can be ordered on Amazon: Click Here To Order