Friday, 27 January 2012


The word has gone out about a couple of 2012 Sarob Press projects which I’ve not yet formally announced so I’d just like to mention that (subject to contracts, paperwork etc) I’ll be publishing the following volumes this year:

May 2012 … A Certain Slant of Light ghost stories by Peter Bell. This volume presents eight Jamesian ghost stories (three previously unpublished). Full details should be posted within the next two to three weeks.

September 2012 … The Ghosts & Scholars Book of Shadows. Collects the winner and runners-up in the Ghosts & Scholars MR James Newsletter prequel/sequel competition. Line up (including the MR James story inspiration):
“Alberic de MaulĂ©on” by Helen Grant (“Canon Alberic's Scrap-book”)
“Anningley Hall, Early Morning” by Rick Kennett (“The Mezzotint”)
“The Mezzotaint” by John Llewellyn Probert (“The Mezzotint”)
“Quis est Iste” by Christopher Harman (“Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad”)
“The Guardian” by Jacqueline Simpson (“The Treasure of Abbot Thomas”)
“Between Four Yews” by Reggie Oliver (“A School Story”)
“The Mirror of Don Ferrante” by Louis Marvick (“Casting the Runes”)
“Fire Companions” by Mark Valentine (“Two Doctors”)
“Of Three Girls and of Their Talk” by Derek John (“Wailing Well”)
“The Gift” by C.E. Ward (“The Experiment”)
“Malice” by David A. Sutton (“The Malice of Inanimate Objects”)
“Glamour of Madness” by Peter Bell (“A Vignette”)

This book will be edited & introduced by Rosemary Pardoe.

This is an exciting and terrific line-up and full and confirmed details will be posted as soon as I can tie up the paperwork etc on this one.

If you would like full details of these titles as announced then just drop me an email at and I’ll add your details to our mailings.

And, don’t forget, our next volume Flame & Other Enigmatic Tales by Maynard Sims (currently with our printer) is due at the very end of this month – or within a day or two of the months end. I plan to travel to Wales late next week to pack and post out all pre-publication orders. Still some copies left of this one … but don’t hang about if you want a copy – our last three titles sold out pre-publication or within a very few days of publication.

Finally, if all goes to plan, there’ll be a further Sarob Press book out before Christmas 2012 … volume 8 in the popular and collectable “Mistresses of the Macabre” series (edited & introduced by Richard Dalby) will be Not to be Taken at Bed-Time & other strange stories by Rosa Mulholland.

It’s going to be a busy and exciting year!

Cheers, Robert.

Sunday, 1 January 2012


Happy New Year to all our friends and to everyone who supports Sarob Press.
Our next title, Flame & Other Enigmatic Tales by Maynard Sims, is currently on schedule for an end of January 2012 publication – full details are posted below.
Cheers, Robert.