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Robert Hale and all its imprints is now owned by The Crowood Press. Please note that, in a period of transition, it is no longer possible to order items directly from this website although all the other usual means of distribution are in place so you can still buy from any other online outlets or […]

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What we are reading: September

This month here at Hale we have been reading a really interesting mix; from the squalor of the opium dens of Bombay, through the plush citrus groves of Sicily, to the beautifully intricate masonry of Gloucester Cathedral. One thing that is irrevocably and quintessentially British, is our fervent love of discussing of weather; with this […]

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New fiction titles

Avalon Castle by Rosemary Craddock Avalon Castle is a disturbing place. Built by eccentric Ambrose Blackwood, and inhabited by the rest of his extended dysfunctional family, it holds some dark secrets. Rachel visits her half-sister in the Christmas of 1867, finding a house of family feuding, hauntings and disappearances. Ambrose and his brother Nikolas are unnerving hosts, and […]

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Ivory

Ivory by Maggie Campbell Pedersen

Ivory has been held in the highest esteem for millennia. This comprehensive and authoritative study of this beautiful and versatile material provides a global history of ivory worldwide – from the myths and beliefs held by prehistoric man, through its utilitarian uses in the Arctic and the beautiful carvings in medieval Europe, to its links […]

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Ivory

New NAG Fiction Title

Ivory Jan 2015 Ivory by Maggie Campbell Pedersen Ivory has been held in the highest esteem for millennia. This comprehensive and authoritative study of this beautiful and versatile material provides a global history of ivory worldwide – from the myths and beliefs held by prehistoric man, through its utilitarian uses in the Arctic and the […]

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New non-fiction: The Noble Art of Heavyweight Boxing

The Noble Art of Heavyweight Boxing by Ralph Oates The Noble Art of Heavyweight Boxing is a knockout trip through the history of this popular sport, from the last thrilling bareknuckle contest in 1889 between champion John L. Sullivan and challenger Jake Kilrain, right through to modern times, covering key fights and boxing greats such […]

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Echoes From The Music Room

Not surprisingly, the idea for my novel, The Music Room came to me at a concert on a winter’s night eight years ago. Watching the young solo violinist rip majestically through Mendelssohn’s Hebrides symphony, my thoughts roamed away from the stage. I pondered the tremendous pressures on her to convey the hours, days, perhaps years […]

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New Fiction (Buried River Press): The Music Room by Laura Kalpakian

The Music Room by Laura Kalpakian Young Marcella McNeill’s family are always rehearsing: her father is an actor, her mother Valerie an aspiring opera singer, her grandmother Gloria a renowned violinist. During the summer of 1969 – after their parents’ bitter divorce – Marcella and her little sister Rose-Renee are sent to live with their […]

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