The Book of Thoth has been added to the Arcane Publishing shop. It is still International economy delivery for people outside Europe, I'm afraid.
We are looking at our options to offer standard International, but the Big Cartel shop is not very flexible.
We need to study things carefully. Please bear with us!
So The Book of Thoth had its first outing last Saturday at Monica's Vintage Fair in Gravesend. You should have seen the venue (a state-of-the-art school), such a vast space! And the quality of the stalls was exceptional. So many amazing items - clothes, antiques, etc.
I didn't have a full stall this time, but I managed to squeeze in some items from Arcane Publishing's most glamorous stock!
Unfortunately, as a frugal writer/publisher, I really have to count the pennies these days and therefore didn't really have a proper look at the stalls.
Our next event is the fantastic Alexandra Palace Antiques and Collectors Fair at Ally Pally on Sunday 7th December! The event has just been taken over by the IACF and should be amazing. And of course, the Pop-Up Vintage Fair will be there as well! There is a 241 offer for people who wish to visit on the day, so register HERE if you'd like to come down and save a bit on the entrance fee!
As for 2015, there might be quite a few exciting developments and a regular presence in London for us... Decisions, decisions... We'll keep you posted of course!
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you...
The Book of Thoth!
After three years of hard work, finally, I can hold copies of The Book of Thoth in my hands!
I am really pleased with it, and it looks great thanks to Matt ArtPix's design and typesetting skills. I love this man.
It was a lot of fun to write, and it was a real challenge; I thought: I adore Gothic novels, can I write one that ticks most of the genre boxes whilst adding in a twist or two (or more?). The book is heavily influenced by the work of some of my favourite authors: Wilkie Collins, Michel Faber, M.R. James, maybe even a bit of P.G. Wodehouse - it features a few 20s socialites!
So it's a Gothic novel set in the roaring twenties with time travel, a vengeful Egyptian princess, an arrogant Egyptian god, a confused alchemist, a cold-hearted former Shakespearean actress, a psychic young boy on the verge of anorexia, an ancient curse and a skeptical man trying to recover from depression.
Everything Egyptian became trendy again in the twenties, especially after the sensation of the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun by Howard Carter in 1922.
The cover is minimalist on purpose to go against the usual trend of having dark covers with ruined manor houses and trees with twisted branches illustrating novels of the Gothic genre. It's inspired by Art Deco, and reflects the contents in more subtle ways.
It is not a scary book, and very little blood is shed, but I hope I've managed to create an atmospheric environment that will make people eager to turn the pages.
It will be available to buy at a special pre-publication price of £12 from me at events and from next week online until its official publication date of 31st January 2015.
At events, people will also get a free handmade 1920s Dazzling Decades card by Matt ArtPix!
I had a great day at So Vintage London at Old Spitalfields market on Saturday. We love being there, it is such a buzzing place with a varied and cosmopolitan crowd!
Our double stall had a lot of interest!
Matt ArtPix's stall was his best ever so far, full of colourful designs and interesting antiques and vintage items!
Arcane Publishing and Matt ArtPix are discussing the possibility of having a stall EVERY MONTH at Old Spitalfields in order to have a regular presence in London. We'd love to build up a regular customer base; we have an ever-increasing and varied stock!
Below are pictures of our stalls including Sabine T Handmade's corner!
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