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Manifold Press will be starting the new year off in great style tomorrow by announcing the two new titles that we’ll be releasing on 1 February. In fact, not only the titles are new, but the two authors are new to the Manifold Press team as well! We’re thrilled to bits by the intriguingly different stories they have to tell.

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Once again, we’re delighted to be entering a New Year by giving you news of two titles which are due to be published on 1 February:

A new Julie Bozza book is always an event, and this time she brings us the story of Jules who – as a devoted fan of celebrity author Ewan Byge – splashes out on buying a souvenir of his idol which brings him closer to the man himself than he could ever have imagined in THE ‘TRUE LOVE’ SOLUTION.

Alongside that, we’re very pleased to have a revised reprint of Chris Quinton’s book CARLYLE’S CROSSING, which was previously available elsewhere.  Jubal is reluctantly drawn into a mystery from his family’s past, which takes him and staunch buddy Sal the whole width of the USA and plunges them both into some very murky waters indeed.

Along the way, in each of the books, there are some unexpected twists which we’re sure will keep you glued to the page – or should that be the screen? – until the very last word, and we’re very glad to have this opportunity of offering them to you.

Look out, too, for permanent discounts on some beloved old favourites, which we’ll be announcing very soon – and if all of that doesn’t take you into 2016 in an optimistic frame of mind, with our Jane Austen anthology A CERTAIN PERSUASION and our second Queer Company event in Oxford also to look forward to, then we don’t know what will!

Thank you for your company in 2015, and we look forward to having many more adventures together with you in the New Year!

New titles for 1 February announced today!

Greetings – and a Happy New Year to all our loyal customers, friends and supporters! It’s now time to tell you about our two new forthcoming titles, which will be available to buy from 1 February.

Jane Elliot continues the saga of Jasper and Brian (from her immensely popular ABOVE ALL) in THIS MEANS WAR. Just because they’ve settled into their relationship doesn’t mean that their lives are any calmer – as this amusing tale of a prank war gone wrong abundantly demonstrates!

Alongside this we are delighted to have Adam Fitzroy with THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER WYE; Rupert, returning after a three-year exile, finds himself caught up in mysterious events occurring at his friend Jake’s struggling organic farm – events which may extend as far as murder!

Our two previous titles, Julie Bozza’s OF DREAMS AND CEREMONIES and Chris Quinton’s GAME ON, GAME OVER will shortly be available from our partner sites for those of you who prefer to obtain them that way. Meanwhile we’d also like to remind you that our Twelve Days of Christmas giveaway will continue on LiveJournal until 6 January.

Sixth Day winner

Thank you once again to everyone who entered; today’s winner is Louise, who has asked for Julie Bozza’s THE APOTHECARY’S GARDEN – it’ll be on its way to you soon, Louise.

The Seventh Day of Christmas draw will be opening shortly, and we look forward to seeing many of you over there. Meanwhile, this would seem like a very good moment to wish all our friends, new and old, a very happy, peaceful and prosperous 2014 – during which we hope to bring you many more new titles for your entertainment!



And we are, as usual, up well before the lark (we suspect they’re hibernating!) to bring you news of our two new titles, scheduled to be published on 1 February 2013!

Those of you who have been following Chris Quinton’s Fool’s Odyssey Trilogy from the beginning will no doubt be delighted to learn that the final book in the series will shortly be available; FOOL’S RUSH concludes the saga of Andreas, Xavi, their friends in the vampire community, and the mysterious cache of gold discovered in the church vault.

Alongside it, we have another new offering from Adam Fitzroy. BETWEEN NOW AND THEN is the strange tale of what happens when two men who really don’t like each other accidentally become involved in the unfinished romance of two men who did; it leaves them questioning everything they thought they knew for sure!

We’ve had a few technical difficulties this time around, which is why we’re unable to announce price, word- or page-count details for Adam’s book or page-count for Chris’s. We expect Chris’s book to be roughly 170 pages in its finished form, but at the moment we’re not sure whether Adam’s book will fall into the ‘under 45,000 words’ or ‘over 45,000 words’ category (which will of course determine the price) and therefore we’ve tagged it with both for the time being; we hope you won’t find this too confusing.

To conclude with the usual statistical information, the best-seller through our website this month was Jane’s THE DEVIL IN DEAD HORSE, with Julie’s BUTTERFLY HUNTER once again being the highest-selling title with our distribution partners. Average response time for orders filled through our website was five hours and 15 minutes.


We’re delighted to announce our first two titles for 2012!


Three young boys on a collision course: Albert Sterne – isolated, driven and fiercely intellectual; Fletcher Ash – bright, dedicated and with a strong sense of justice; John Garrett – hurt, marginalised and determined to do to the world exactly what the world has done to him. The eleven short stories in this companion volume continue and expand on the lives of the characters from the same author’s outstandingly popular THE DEFINITIVE ALBERT J. STERNE, which should preferably be read first.

FOX HUNT by Chris Quinton

Robert Rees, full-time librarian, part-time art restorer, is called in to finish a commission when his father goes into hospital – a pair of Elizabethan portraits on oak panelling, Adam Courtney and Ann Darcy. Trouble is, there’s more interest in the paintings than Rob ever bargained for; a lot of people want to get their hands on such priceless treasures, and they’re not always particular about their methods. Just as well he’s got his brother’s mysterious friend Fox on hand to look out for him, then, isn’t it? Or, for that matter … is it?

These will be available to purchase through our online shop from 1 February, and we hope you will enjoy reading them every bit as much as we have!