SUSAN THE PUBLISHER
Since 1997 I have been a small publisher as well as a writer. I started Long Barn Books inspired by Virginia Woolf who, with her husband Leonard, founded and ran The Hogarth Press.
I wanted to know how publishing worked. Almost twenty years later and I am still doing it..
The latest title from Long Barn Books, THE DREAM QUILT is by the wonderful children’s writer Adele Geras, and illustrated by Valerie Greeley – who also illustrated CAN IT BE TRUE ? my own Christmas poem which has been a bestseller.
‘I threaded silk through a silver needle,
To make a cover for your bed.
Rest your head
Close your eyes.
I’ll stitch you dreams and lullabies.’
An enchanting small hardback for sleepers and quilters and children of all ages.
This new Simon Serrailler short story looks back to when Simon was a 'rookie' beat copper with the Met. Times were different, London is not Lafferton.
Published in one volume for the first time, all Susan Hill's full length ghost stories: The Woman in Black, The Man in the Picture, The Small Hand, Dolly and Printer's Devil Court.
I looked for a long time for the right quotation to put on our exclusive coffee mug and at last I found it - 'She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain' from Louisa M Alcott's semi-autobiographical novel Work: A Story of Experience.
Launching today, Susan Hill's first three fridge magnets, two from The Woman in Black to chill you to your very bones, before you open the fridge.
BOOK OF THE MONTH
Young officer John Hilliard returns to his battalion in France following a period of sick leave in England.
'"There's the drowned churches and the swallowed-up village," he chuckled. "Those are particularly fine examples of 'nothing to see.' And we've a good wild run of an abbey with a handsome graveyard—you can get to it at low tide."'