My 3rd collection of short stories – The Emperors Nose & Other Tales – has just been published by East London Press. To purchase a copy go here – East London Press
The book is handmade and hardbound using superior paper and card. (See pic). Unlike most mainstream trade paperbacks, the corners will not curl up like an old sandwich, and the pages will not feel like cheap recycled tissue paper in your hands. Also you will notice there are no blurbs uglifying the back or front covers of this book. This was a mutual decision between myself and the publisher. If a book is splattered with blurb graffiti all testifying to how great the book is you can guarantee the book is shit.
The collection contains 10 of my finest stories – cosmic fiction. Here’s what the publisher has to say:
Ten cosmic short stories from a master at work – Joseph Ridgwell. Emperor’s Nose & Other Tales is a must have for any intrepid lit fiend and curious bibliophile. Hand-made and hand-bound, using superior paper and card, this beautiful book will look fabulous on any bookshelf or coffee table. In this mind-snapping collection, the discerning reader will encounter, kidnapped perfumer’s, corrupt medics, murderous ocean-going rapists, depraved gangs of cannibals, good time girls, man-eating monsters of the deep, billionaire island dwelling inventors, and an ill-fated immigrant land and sea crossing. Sandwiched between all this literary mayhem are more Ridgwell and Ronnie Perrot adventures, the heroes of Ridgwell’s cult classic – Burrito Deluxe – as they embark on an expedition to climb Mount Everest and kick start the infamous Carassius Racket.
This craft item is limited to an edition of 250 copies, with each copy including a signed postcard from the author, and an original drawing.
Milk Race addicts. Stay weird. Here’s another Super 8mm eyeball twister from my Top Gun room. One, two, three – Went to a dance, Looking for romance, Saw Barbara Ann
So I thought I’d take a chance….