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The Testament of Merlin by Théophile Briant (trans. Gareth Knight)

Myrddin is the beloved legendary wizard that has come down to us through the British and French Arthurian legends as well as a smattering of mediaeval Welsh poets. Amalgamated from these many diverse strands, he stands before us as a … Continue reading

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The Curve of the Land by Diana Durham

“The small crevice that formed the only entrance showed no evidence of the light which must be entering through the other gaps in the stones.  It was black as if opening directly into the depths of the earth; an entrance … Continue reading

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du Lac by Alan Richardson

“So I cannot say for sure how old I am because I cannot see my beginnings. When I try to look, I’m peering into the lake bottom which is my genesis: things are stirred up, rising like muddy, formless wraiths … Continue reading

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4th Anniversary Special: New Expanded Edition of Rebecca Wilby’s This Wretched Splendour

To celebrate our 4th anniversary at Skylight Press, and in honour of the First World War Centenary,  we have reissued our very first book, This Wretched Splendour, in an all-new expanded edition. This new edition includes a one-act play, Wild With … Continue reading

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Fiona Macleod on Skylight Press

Much is still uncertain and undiscovered about the Scottish writer, William Sharp. Born in Paisley on the 12th September 1855, William Sharp passed away on the 12th of December 1905. He was buried within Castello di Maniace in Sicily, Italy at fifty … Continue reading

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Geordie’s War by Alan Richardson

“This is the story of one man who served throughout the Great War, at the very front of the Fronts in the most brutal battles in history, and achieved that most astonishing feat of all – he survived. His name … Continue reading

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The Groundlings of Divine Will

Originally posted on Tears in the Fence:
Daniel Staniforth’s The Groundlings of Divine Will (Skylight Press 2013) http://www.skylightpress.co.uk sees Shakespeare’s first audience, ‘the groundlings of the pit’, as a secret society addressing the Master Of Revels in a glorious riposte…

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