Kip Brothers

Announcing... The Kip Brothers

Publisher Abandoned Bookshop today announces the publication of The Kip Brothers, by Jules Verne, in a new translation by Alun Richards.

One of Jules Verne’s final novels, The Kip ...

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14 Nov 2019, 8 p.m.


We are delighted to share with you a short film written by Ray Robinson.

Ray's 2008 novel, The Man Without, is one of our Abandoned Bookshop titles.

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20 Dec 2018, 11:08 p.m.

My Father's Village

Norman Thomas di Giovanni is best known for his work with the great, some would say legendary, Argentine writer, Jorge Luis Borges. For several years at the end of the ...

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16 Sep 2018, 11:52 p.m.

ones that got away

The Ones That Got Away

One of the great things about running Abandoned Bookshop, as you can probably imagine, is tracking down the authors of forgotten books and working with them to bring their work ...

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28 Jan 2018, 9:39 a.m.


Pierina, Her Early Life

Today we publish the final work of fiction by our dear departed friend, Norman Thomas di Giovanni. A Painful Duty is a collection of stories set in and around the ...

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22 Jan 2018, 10:54 a.m.

Paul Young

Paul Young

An unexpected knock, one wintry evening. There, standing on the doorstep is Paul Young, who just happens to be in the area, and was wondering if it would be OK ...

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8 Nov 2017, 4:22 p.m.

Richard Blandford

Interview: Richard Blandford

Today we are very pleased to welcome Richard Blandford. We have published three of Richard's books – two novels and one story collection – and we have persuaded him to ...

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5 Nov 2017, 11:38 p.m.

Miles Gibson

Interview: Miles Gibson

On the day that we begin our ebook reissues of the novels of Miles Gibson we are delighted to have coaxed the reclusive author to answer a few questions for ...

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27 Apr 2017, 12:39 p.m.

The Man Without

Interview: Ray Robinson

With his 2008 novel, The Man Without, reissued as an ebook this week, we talk to Ray Robinson about this 'vivid and unforgettable' (according the The Times) follow-up ...

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9 Mar 2017, 12:02 p.m.


Edward Ashe on Norman Thomas di Giovanni

On the day of the funeral of Norman Thomas di Giovanni, Edward Ashe offers some reflections on the writer and translator. 

Years ago I remember writing a Londoners Diary piece ...

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6 Mar 2017, 8:33 a.m.


The Octogenarian Debut Novelist

Shortly before his death last month, Norman Thomas di Giovanni, the acclaimed translator of several works by Jorge Luis Borges, translations that have been kept in limbo for years by ...

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1 Mar 2017, 5:07 p.m.


A Trio from Blandford

You may have us pegged as a publisher of old books, really old books, and that would be fair enough seeing as we have at least one 16th century novel ...

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27 Feb 2017, 9:02 a.m.

The Man Without

The Return of The Man Without

Ray Robinson's second novel, The Man Without, has the same starting point as his acclaimed debut, Electricity — the death of Val O'Connor — but whereas that book follows ...

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23 Feb 2017, 3:42 p.m.


A Letter to Norman

On the bookcase by my front door sits a letter addressed to Norman Thomas di Giovanni. I put it there last Tuesday night to make sure I remembered to post ...

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20 Feb 2017, 7:15 p.m.

The Iron Chariot

The Original Scandinavian Crime Novel Finally Published in English After 100-Year Wait

In 2007, a jury of authors, critics, journalists and academics compiled a list of the Top 25 Norwegian crime novels of all time for the newspaper Dagbladet. In first ...

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13 Feb 2017, 9:46 a.m.


Miles Gibson Joins Abandoned Bookshop

We are thrilled skinny and tickled pink to announce the acquisition of five titles by reclusive British novelist, poet and artist Miles Gibson.

The novels, first published between 1987 and ...

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2 Feb 2017, 11:53 a.m.

The Rising Storm

Interview: A.J. Allen

This week sees the publication of the second volume in A.J. Allen's Berezovo trilogy, an epic sequence of novels set a few years before the Russian revolution which tell the ...

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11 Nov 2016, 11:18 a.m.

Apolonius and Silla

Apolonius and Silla

Barnabe Riche (or Barnaby Rich — there are several variants) was an English soldier, born in or around 1540, who turned to writing in 1574. His most popular collection of ...

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23 Oct 2016, 3:49 p.m.

After the Divorce

In the Wilds of Sardinia

Here the introduction to our brand new edition of After the Divorce, by the Nobel Prize-winning Italian writer, Grazia Deledda. It is written by the book's translator, Susan Ashe. ...

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8 Oct 2016, 11:45 a.m.

Shoeless Joe

W.P. Kinsella (1935-2016)

Like many British readers, I first discovered the work of W.P. Kinsella after watching the movie Field of Dreams. That film, which remains one of my favourites of all ...

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18 Sep 2016, 12:58 p.m.

A Small Town in Siberia

Trotsky. Sledges. Reindeer.

So, it might surprise you to learn, seeing as we have set ourselves out as a publisher of old, forgotten and neglected books, that we are about to publish our ...

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9 Sep 2016, 1:03 p.m.


Who was Clifton Robbins?

Here's a press release we sent out today.

Publisher on quest to find the descendants of a long-forgotten crime author.

Publisher Abandoned Bookshop is trying to locate the surviving relatives ...

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22 Aug 2016, 1:22 a.m.

Brazilian Sketches

Brazilian Sketches: A Brief Introduction

Today we publish our first book, Brazilian Sketches by Rudyard Kipling. Here is the very brief introduction from the book. You can have this on us but you'll need to ...

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18 Jul 2016, 9:10 a.m.

Our First Book

It is time to announce the very first book to be published by Abandoned Bookshop.

And we are hoping that it is a book most of you have never heard ...

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23 Jun 2016, 6:22 p.m.

Abandoned Bookshop

Abandoned Bookshop: The Story So Far

What is the Abandoned Bookshop?

It is a movement. It is a philosophy. It is a revolution. It is a way of life.

Not really. It is just a new ...

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20 Jun 2016, 11:47 a.m.

Our New Website

Welcome to our new website.

Here you'll find all the latest news about our books and the work we do at Abandoned Bookshop.

Just as soon as we write something.

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8 Jun 2016, 4:23 p.m.