Zagava, 2021

Ruth Pritchard’s childhood friend, Oliver Dacey, works for GCHQ. He claims that after receiving strange messages broadcast on an outdated Cold War radio station he is able to travel in time. He involves Ruth and, inevitably, the authorities take an interest in both of them. At the heart of the mystery is Oliver’s mother, Dee, who directed them in games when they were children--games that bear an uncanny resemblance to the broadcast messages.


Ruth and Oliver travel back to 1965 together, and find that Dee is still directing them. It is a glamorous, but often confusing and frightening world …


Numbered edition

Bound in black fabric and bears Zagava’s trademark die-cut through which we see the book’s title designed to emulate the style of an old school record label. The title is embossed on the spine in purple as well. This edition comes with head- and tailband and a purple silk bookmarker.


Lettered edition

Bound in finest purple leather and comes with a lathe-cut 7“ vinyl with music composed and performed by the author manufactured by Bladud Flies/The Bricoleur. The edges are black, the title is embossed in silver on the spine and the front cover is adorned with a silver embossed design depicting a record. Head- and tailband and a purple silk ribbon marker complete this edition.


Publication autumn 2021


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Copyright R.B. Russell, 2021