Handheld Press sells remarkable and wonderful stories from the past and the present. We publish the novels that you won’t want to put down, and the stories you’ll want to give as presents. Handheld Press books are beautiful objects, designed with care, a pleasure to read.
Handheld Classics present forgotten fiction and authors who need to be rediscovered, with introductions by experts and astonishingly useful notes.
Handheld Research tells stories from scholarly research, in plain English.
Handheld Modern brings you excellent modern fiction from living authors.
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The Gap in the Curtain
To be published on 9 November 2021.
John Buchan wrote a lot of supernatural fiction in amongst his thrillers (The Thirty-Nine Steps) and his historical novels (Witch Wood) (actually, that’s supernatural too …). The Gap in the Curtain (1932) was his last supernatural novel, in which an Einsteinian mathematician trains five guests at a country-house weekend to see one year into the future. But what will that knowledge do to them? And what will they do with what they now know?
We are delighted to be able to offer our gift cards – perfect presents for every reader. More details.
Our next writing retreat will be on Fiction, Travel and Nature Writing (24-27 January 2022), followed by Life-Writing, Biography and Memoir (21-24 March 2022). You’ll get protected writing space and time, (almost) full board, a guest evening speaker, optional tutoring, and nudges from our resident publisher: all details here.