Lawrence Gordon Clark: book news

"The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark", Cover image ©  1971 - 2013 Graham Morris. Design by John Oakey.

“The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark”, Cover image © 1971 – 2013 Graham Morris. Design by John Oakey.

The day has arrived when the Unsigned Hardback edition of The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark will be delivered to Château Spectrale, so this weekend will see the great packing spectacular. If you need any more encouragement to purchase a copy, here’s an endorsement for the book from none other than Reece Shearsmith (The League of GentlemenInside No. 9):

“Lawrence Gordon Clark is the man who single-handedly realised that most wonderful BBC tradition, the Ghost Story for Christmas. His adaptations of M.R. James are unsurpassed studies in creeping terror. As a fan, this treasure of a book is an absolute must.”

And following on from that, here’s a link to a new review of the book from Stuart Douglas, posted on his From a Story by… blog – just click HERE. See below as to how to get YOUR copy today!

CONTENTS:

DELUXE EDITION (50 only- 20 left(available late February):

Foreword by MARK GATISS

Introduction by TONY EARNSHAW

Seven short stories by M. R. JAMESThe Stalls of Barchester CathedralThe Treasure of Abbot ThomasA Warning to the CuriousThe Ash TreeLost HeartsCasting the RunesCount Magnus

Exclusive new introductions to each story by LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK

Count Magnus teleplay by BASIL COPPER

Lost Hearts short stage play by LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK

Q&A with LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK by TONY EARNSHAW

Filmography, awards, of LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK by TONY EARNSHAW

Illustrated with unseen behind the scenes photographs, chapter heading vignettes by Nick Gucker,  as well as examples of storyboards by Lawrence Gordon Clark.

SIGNED, SLIPCASED DELUXE EDITION:

£85 UK

£87 EU

$145 US

UNSIGNED HARDBACK (100 only) (available late January/early February):

Foreword by MARK GATISS

Introduction by TONY EARNSHAW

Seven short stories by M. R. JAMESThe Stalls of Barchester CathedralThe Treasure of Abbot ThomasA Warning to the CuriousThe Ash TreeLost HeartsCasting the RunesCount Magnus

Exclusive new introductions to each story by LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK

Q&A with LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK by TONY EARNSHAW

Illustrated with photographs as well as chapter heading vignettes (by Nick Gucker)

UNSIGNED HARDBACK EDITION

£45 UK

£47 EU

$80 US

PAPERBACK (Unlimited) (available now):

Foreword by MARK GATISS

Introduction by TONY EARNSHAW

Seven short stories by M. R. JAMESThe Stalls of Barchester CathedralThe Treasure of Abbot ThomasA Warning to the CuriousThe Ash TreeLost HeartsCasting the RunesCount Magnus

Exclusive new introductions to each story by LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK

Filmography, awards, of LAWRENCE GORDON CLARK by TONY EARNSHAW

Basic edition – text only plus chapter heading vignettes by Nick Gucker.

PAPERBACK EDITION:

£17.50 UK

£19.50 EU

$30 US

NEWS

The Deluxe edition of “The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark” will feature red Wibalin cloth bound boards with quarter bound gold gilt spine in black Wibalin cloth (see example below for the kind of thing we mean) and the slip-case will be in black Wibalin cloth with gilt spine . Title and Lawrence Gordon Clark’s signature on front board of book and case in gold. Signed on signature sheet by Lawrence Gordon Clark, Tony Earnshaw, and Simon Marshall-Jones.

Quarter gilt spine

More reviews as we receive them!

7 comments on “Lawrence Gordon Clark: book news

    • It is currently in preparation for printing Patrick, plus the slipcases are being made by a separate company – apologies for the unseemly delay, but we would rather be late with a superb product rather than rush out a substandard book.

      Thank you for your patience!

      Simon

      • Hi Simon – any more news – the last update was that these would be ready by late February. Thanks

      • Hello – we’re experiencing delays yet again – we’re working a fast as we can to minimise any further delays but we haope to get the Deluxe out by next month at the absolute latest. This is as frustrating to us as it is to customers. We have never had a book delayed by so long before.

        Sincerest and deepest apologies.

        Simon

      • Cool, cheers Simon, just wondering as I’m moving to Scotland in a month and might have had to change my address. Well, I will have to for future releases, but you know what I mean. Okay, I’ll shut up now…

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