Handheld Press sells remarkable and wonderful stories from the past and the present. We publish the novels that we can’t put down, and the stories we want to give to our friends as presents. Handheld Press books are beautiful objects, designed and laid out with care.
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Of Cats and Elfins: Short Tales and Fantasies
To be published on 20 January: Of Cats and Elfins collects the rest of Sylvia Townsend Warner’s short fantasy fiction together in a companion volume for her Kingdoms of Elfin. Four more dark stories of the amoral Elfin kingdoms, the tale of the bicycling dryad who sold corsets, and her extraordinary modern fables of The Cat’s Cradle Book, unpublished since 1960. Let us lure you inside …