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Unquiet Slumbers

An Anthology of Folk Horror Tales

About the Book

Like tales of folklore and fairytale passed on orally over centuries, Folk Horror too is an ever evolving, and shape-shifting entity. Most famous perhaps are the three flagship films 'The Wicker Man', 'Blood on Satan's Claw' and 'The Witchfinder General, but in written form, Folk Horror has a rich history. 

 

Writers such as M R James, Arthur Machen, Eleanor Scott and Algernon Blackwood were past masters, invoking fear and foreboding through tropes which have come to embody Folk Horror. Rural settings, a sense of isolation, superstition, paganism, the old gods, the awakening of a buried past and the darkest aspects of nature.

 

Unquiet Slumbers is a collection of seventeen such stories by some of the finest contemporary writers of horror fiction, twelve of these stories* will be published here for the first time. 

Contents: 

Introduction - Edward Parnell

Byerly Mount - Ron Weighell

Absent Below the Lip - Charles Wilkinson*

Fangs and Teeth, Broken and Bloody - John Langan*

The Original Occupant -Adam Nevill

Greener Pastures - Michael Wehunt 

Whisper to a Grey - Stephen Volk

Horns - Rowe Irvin*

Wassail - Sean Hogan*

The Knocking - Helen Grant*

The Whisky Spinners God - Alex Older*

The Tunnel of Saksaksalim - Ron Weighell

The Night Hag - Tracy Fahey*

The Water Bells - Charles Wilkinson*

The Grassman - Rebecca Lloyd

The Flabby Man - David Surface*

Maiden in the Moor - Elizabeth Dearnley*

Crow - Wren Robinson*

Designed and Illustrated by Elijah John.

The Edition:
Consists of 326 copies

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Signed and Numbered Edition
200 copies
Numbered 101-300

 

Limited Hardcover Edition

Signed and Numbered Limitation Page

Signed by the editor and artist

12 full page colour Illustrations

by Eli John

Sewn binding

Foil Blocked Titles

Head and Tail pieces

Ribbon Marker

+Bookmark

+Option of a Remarque.

(A remarque is an original, unique sketch made by the illustrator inside the book.) 

 

 

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Deluxe Slipcased Edition
100 Copies
Numbered 1-100

 

I Deluxe Hardcover Edition in a beautiful, bespoke Slipcase

+Limited Edition Print  

+Personalised Ex-Libris Bookplate

+Bookmark

 

Signed and Numbered Limitation Page

Signed by editor and artist

12 full page illustrations

by Eli John

Sewn Binding

Foil Blocked Titles 

Head and Tail pices

Ribbon Markers

+ Remarque Option

(A remarque is an original, unique sketch made by the illustrator inside the book.) 

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Lettered Edition

26 Copies

This edition is quarter bound in chieftain goat skin prepared by Hewit's , rounded and backed with Dubletta green/blue cloth to cover the boards which has a beautiful flecked two-tone quality. Hand bound by Roger Grech at his arts bindery in West Yorkshire. Roger has worked with many leading presses including Suntup Editions and Nomad Letterpress

Titles blocked on spine

Leather endbands and sculpted headcaps

The cover features an inset illustrated label printed on fine hahnemuhle paper.

The limitation page will have a unique hand drawn remarque by Eli John and will be hand lettered in calligraphy. Signed by editor and artist.

The book will be housed with an original  illustration by Eli John in a handmade folio case by Roger Grech. 

+ Personalised Bookplate

+ Bookmark

+ Limited Edition Print

*Some design elements may change during the production process

   

ESTIMATED PUBLICATION

Summer 2024 

Regarding rights: 

Our Lettered books will always carry rights, if you order a lettered edition and request/are assigned a particular letter (say N), then letter N of the subsequent lettered edition is automatically offered to you (the rights holder.) If you no longer wish to purchase the lettered edition, rights will then automatically move to the new owner of that letter. The same rights apply to owners of the deluxe editions, numbered 1-100

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