Reading the Galley Beggar Press backlist

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Today I should have been travelling to London to attend a book launch and party for Forbidden Line by Paul Stanbridge, the latest offering from Galley Beggar Press and currently on the shortlist for the Republic of Conciousness Prize. Due to engineering works I had to pull out as my planned train home will not be running. This is disappointing, especially as I have been preparing for the event for some time. My preparation involved reading so actually no great hardship there.

For Christmas in 2015 I was gifted a Galley Buddy subscription along with copies of every full length paperback I did not already own from the publisher’s backlist. When no bookish shaped gifts appeared in my stocking last year it was pointed out by my not-a-reader husband that I had not yet read all of the previous year’s much wanted titles. When I was invited to this party I decided to pick up my neglected books. Galley Beggar Press publish ‘hardcore literary fiction and gorgeous prose’, just the sort of stories I enjoy. There will be no Gig Review this weekend as I had planned, but you may now read my reviews of all the books by clicking on the covers below.

forbidden-line   Adam-Biles--Feeding-Time

Alex-Pheby--Playthings   Anthony-Trevelyan--The-Weightless-World

wroteforluck    francisplug

randall--paperback   andrew-lovett-everlasting-lane-ebook

eimear-mcbride-a-girl-is-a-half-formed-thing-paperback   simon-gough-the-white-goddess-paperback-v2

Should you wish to order any of these please consider doing so direct from Galley Beggar. Even a few extra sales can make a difference to the viability of small presses.

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3 comments on “Reading the Galley Beggar Press backlist

  1. Were their ‘hardcore literary fiction and gorgeous prose’ stories as enjoyable as you expected? Did you get an overall impression of their literary world from reading so many of them? And a favourite perhaps?

    What a pity you were let down by the train after all that immersion and readiness to participate.

    • Jackie Law says:

      Each book was worth reading, some I enjoyed more than others. They are very different in style and subject matter but all are exceptionally well written and insightful – books that would continue to offer more to the reader on rereads. I struggle to name a favourite as I liked each for different reasons 🙂

  2. Sounds interesting, I’ll be taking a closer look at their site. Thank you for providing the links 🙂

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