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.
Dreaming of Rose
To be published on 6 July 2021. When Sarah LeFanu was writing her acclaimed 2003 biography Rose Macaulay, she was also keeping a journal. Dreaming of Rose is her story of researching and writing Rose Macaulay’s life, and dealing with all that LeFanu’s own life threw at her. For those interested in the mechanics of writing a life, the triumphs and the tragedies, and in how long-dead secrets have an unnerving capacity to affect your own life. Features martinis, prestigious prizes and forgotten ruins.
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Do you write science fiction & fantasy?
Now booking for 2021: Our sff writing retreat in Malvern is now arranged for June 2021. Places are available, and a waiting list for further dates.