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 and non-fiction from living authors.
Wartime Women With Attitude
On 23 March we’ll be republishing two excellent lost works from the Second World War. Margaret Kennedy’s memoir Where Stands A Wingèd Sentry – never before published in the UK – brings her diaries from 1940 to life, from evacuation to Cornwall to the Fall of France. Inez Holden’s spectacular forgotten novel, There’s No Story There, about a secret wartime munitions factory somewhere in the north of England, is a triumph of narrative and tension.
We are delighted to be able to offer our gift cards – perfect presents for every reader. More details.
Do you write science fiction & fantasy?
Now booking for 2021: Our sff writing retreat in Malvern, facilitated by Una McCormack and Helen Marshall, is now arranged for two small groups, in January and June 2021. Places available.