It’s release day at last! Our three new titles are from Manifold Press stalwarts Morgan Cheshire, Elin Gregory and RA Padmos. We have also released a free anthology of extracts in honour of the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967 in England and Wales.
The new novel from the exceedingly popular Elin Gregory is THE BONES OF OUR FATHERS.
There’s dirty work at the dig when museum curator Malcolm and contractor Rob become entangled in one another and in also the machinations of money-mad developers and treasure-seekers. Extraordinary measures may need to be employed, in what we’re calling a ‘Gregorian classic’…
Morgan Cheshire tells stories that are both thoughtful and entertaining – and she’s done it again with A TIME TO KEEP.
This is the bitter-sweet story of Matthew, workhouse boy turned lock-keeper, whose love for Ben is cruelly interrupted by the First World War. Fans of English Edwardiana and Great War fiction should enjoy this one very much.
As we have come to expect from R.A. Padmos, her LIKE PEOPLE is a superb historical novella which really tells it like it was. Karl Meisner has been fighting for five years in a war he never wanted, for a nation-state Karl knows very well wants him dead – for Karl Meisner is a man who loves men. We follow him through the last days of the war as he survives being shelled by the Russians, manages to walk in a state of exhaustion with other soldiers and refugees to the river Elbe, and surrenders to the Allies. From there he ends up in a prison camp in England – where he meets Nathaniel Cyfer, a man who must have no reason at all to ever like let alone love him.
OUT OF THE SHADOWS: EXTRACTS FOR AN ANNIVERSARY 1967-2017 acknowledges the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967 in England and Wales.
This is a free anthology of extracts from Manifold Press titles that illustrates in a modest way the changes experienced by gay men over the centuries in Britain, and how the social and legal situations may have affected individuals. The extracts begin with the Romans in the 1st century CE, and bring us right through to current issues such as marriage equality and gender-fluid pronouns.
We hope you enjoy reading these new stories!