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The Fig Garden is a sewn hardback of 235 pages, printed lithographically, with silk ribbon marker, head and tailbands, and d/w.

 

Limited to 350 signed copies.

 

ISBN 978-1-912586-39-4

 

Hardback: £40.00 inc. free p&p worldwide

 

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The Fig Garden

And Other Stories

by

Mark Valentine

 

This new collection of short and some longer stories by Mark Valentine explores ‘the Real Map of England’, the strange corners of a haunted country. Why is there a Roman altar to the god of the crossroads in a Herefordshire church? What is the significance of a book of tide tables and a shack on the Lincolnshire coast? What is it that waves from a motorway bridge? Where are the ‘veiled republics’, the citadels of an alternative history? What happens when children enact a ritual in the overgrown fig garden?

 

These beguiling stories evoke the possibility that there are places where we may encounter another reality, rich, mysterious, sometimes alluring, sometimes perilous.

 

Two of the stories are previously unpublished: others have appeared in anthologies that are now out of print or in periodicals in small editions. The author provides an afterword explaining the inspiration for the book.

 

 

Limited edition hardbacks available by Mark Valentine:

The Fig Garden and Other Stories (short stories)

The Nightfarers (short stories)

Time, A Falconer: A Study of Sarban (biography)

 

Paperbacks available by Mark Valentine

Sphinxes and Obelisks (essays)

A Wild Tumultory Library (essays)

Haunted by Books (essays)

A Country Still All Mystery (essays)

The Herald of the Hidden (short stories)

Secret Europe (short stories, with John Howard)

Inner Europe (short stories with John Howard)The Collected Connoisseur (short stories, with John Howard)

The Collected Connoisseur (short stories, with John Howard)

 

Ebooks available by Mark Valentine

The Fig Garden and Other Stories (short stories)

The Nightfarers (short stories)

Sphinxes and Obelisks (essays)

A Wild Tumultory Library (essays)

A Country Still All Mystery (essays)

Haunted by Books (essays)

The Herald of the Hidden (short stories)

The Collected Connoisseur (short stories, with John Howard)

Secret Europe (short stories, with John Howard)

Inner Europe (short stories with John Howard)

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