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11th July 2015
William Boyd named Nora Chassler's
latest novel, set on the Upper
West Side in the 1980s, as one of his
'Best Holiday Reads for 2015' in The
Guardian in July. Find out what else
he had to say about it, and read the
book's prologue here.
Grandmother Divided by Monkey Equals Outer Space
Grandmother Divided by Monkey Equals Outer Space
© 2014 Valley Press   |    Bridge illustration by Jeremy Hopes
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14th August 2015
In 2007, Kris Mole flew one-way to
Stockholm with a vow not to return
home until he had visited every
capital city in the mainland European
Union, without spending or handling
any money whatsoever. Find out
what happened next here.
Gatecrashing Europe: a
modern travel classic
Gatecrashing Europe
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15th September 2015
Poetry fans in our native Scarborough
won't want to miss this new series of
readings for autumn 2015. Three
intimate events (one poet, twelve
audience members) will be hosted in
the beautiful surroundings of Wardle
& Jones Books. Full details here.
Introducing a new series of
readings in Scarborough
Poets on Bar Street
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24th September 2015
Breaking news: VP will recieve £50k
in Arts Council funding between today
and May 2017. You can read the full
details of the grant, plus the story of
how it happened, in a blog post from
VP founder Jamie McGarry here, and
an article by The Bookseller here.
Valley Press awarded
£50,000 Arts Council grant
Arts Council news
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17th September 2015
Tom Preston's extraordinary story of
cancer and survival, written in the
second person, has been hotly tipped
as a bestseller for autumn 2015. You
can read a sample and reviews on the
book's homepage now, and a Sunday
Times interview with Tom here.
Out now: stunning memoir
The Boy in the Mirror
The Boy in the Mirror
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3rd July 2015
Nigel Gerrans was the first VP poet,
with collections published in 2009
and 2010; now we're delighted to
present It Is I Who Speak: Selected
Poems, which includes the majority
of those books - and some previously
unpublished work from his archive.
The very best of the 'original'
Valley Press poet
Nigel Gerrans