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A Chest of Viols: A Brief Introduction to English Viol Consort Music

As a cellist and guitarist I have always thought the perfect instrument to be the Viola da Gama, a gut-fretted instrument tuned like a guitar but played like a cello. As with most aficionados my introduction to the instrument came … Continue reading

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Who the Hell is Jan Karon? Books and the Temporality of value

Like many bibliophiles I’m well acquainted with all the nooks and crannies by which one might come across used books at a bargain. Indeed, my house is well insulated with walls of books mostly found at jumble shops, thrift stores, … Continue reading

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Videos by Skylight Authors (Part I)

Here is a smattering of reading and interview videos from our literary authors.  Happy browsing…. Iain Sinclair Rikki Ducornet Will Alexander Pierre Joris Garry Craig Powell Basil King Diana Durham Richard Froude Margaret Randall Hugh Fox Dee Sunshine     … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Day: Working on the Lost Book of the Grail (Part II)

Skylight Press will be publishing The Lost Book of the Grail: Restoring the Voices of the Wells, Gareth Knight’s new translation of the 13th century Elucidation of the Grail with commentary by much respected Arthurian scholars and teachers, Caitlín Matthews and John Matthews. The Elucidation is a 13th … Continue reading

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My Ongoing Obsession with the Bach Cello Suites

At the tail end of 2014 I came across a book I had been previously been unaware of at a library liquidation sale and bought it for less than the price of a cup of coffee. That the book aroused … Continue reading

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Diana Durham on Skylight Press

Diana Durham is a fascinating writer and poet who has been involved in the collective life of intentional community in England, the United States and Canada over the past thirty years. In the early 1980’s she was among a grouping … Continue reading

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Happy New Year! Need a Calendar?

Happy New Year from all at Skylight Press.  We look forward to bringing you many more exciting books during 2014. If anyone needs a calendar for the new year  – feel free to order our new Skylight Press 2014 Calendar … Continue reading

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