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Bibliography item 19


Worming the Harpy and Other Bitter Pills

by Rhys Hughes



item 19a: first edition

Description: Sewn hardback, printed and bound by Antony Rowe

Pages: 203

Dustwrapper: design and text in gold on black, laminated

Limitation: 200 numbered copies, plus 26 which were lettered A-Z and signed by the author

ISBN: 187262120X

Publication: 1995

Price: £14.95

Contents: Cat O' Nine Tales/ Worming the Harpy/ The Falling Star/ Quasimodulus/ The Good News Grimoire/ Fintlock Jaw/ Velocity Oranges/ A Carpet Seldom Found/ The Chimney/ One Man's Meat/ The man Who Mistook His Wife's Hat For The Mad Hatter's Wife/ Cello I Love You/ What to do when the Devil Comes Round to Tea/ Arquebus for Harlequin/ Eclair de Lune/ Grinding the Goblin.

Notes: Original horror collection by British author.


item 19b: paperback edition

Description: Paperback printed and bound by Antony Rowe

Pages: 231

Limitation: none

ISBN: 978-1-905784-31-8

Publication: 10th February 2011

Price: £14.95

Contents: as above


item 19b: ebook edition

Description: ebook in mobi and epub formats

In print

Contents: as above




'The stories are essentially literature in its purest form--wonderfully rumbustuous, humorous, word-magical fantasies, liberally peppered with honest-to-goodness horror. They remind me of Lord Dunsany, John Barth, Jorge Luis Borges, Jack Vance, involving fabulous traditions of surrealism, fairy stories and piquant wit . . . Rhys Hughes’ book is one that I had dreamed of reading but never thought I’d be so lucky ever to do so in real life.' Deathrealm

'Rhys Hughes is a very good writer . . . a fabulist whose sense of the absurd is peerless.' Grotesque

'The overall tone is one of disturbing, occasionally shocking surrealism . . . fans and others who are looking for something significantly offbeat in supernatural fiction will be delighted with this, his first book.' All Hallows

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