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17 July, 2013

Hi there,

Welcome to the latest newsletter . . . and we have some marvellous news.

Gray Friar Press is delighted to announce the publication of a brand new novella by John Llewellyn Probert called DIFFERENTLY THERE. Here's what it's all about . . .

A man sits in a hospital side room awaiting the cancer surgery that may or may not save his life. As the minutes tick by, time slows and gradually becomes meaningless as he finds himself drawn into memories of his past. But something is wrong. Rather than real memories, what he finds himself remembering are events subtly altered and influenced by his lifelong love of fantasy, horror and science fiction. And through these memories, something is pursuing him.

John Llewellyn Probert’s novella is a tale of magic realism that provides a fascinating and moving insight into the mind of a fantasy fan whose lifelong love of the genre turns out to be more important than he had ever realised.

This stunning, moving work is available as a trade paperback at only £7.99 / $15 / 10 Euros (+ shipping).


In other news, some of you may be aware that stalwart printer of the independent press MPG Biddles recently went bust. What you may be less aware of is that when it went down, it took a large chunk of GFP's trading funds, which we'd paid as a deposit for Simon Bestwick's amazing six-novella collection (yes, six) THE CONDEMNED. Unfortunately, it is no longer financially possible to publish the hardcover edition of this book, but the paperback is very much alive and kicking and available now for shipping. You'd be doing yourselves (and us!) a great favour by ordering this mighty tome.


Finally, I ought to mention again the latest in our superb horror anthology series, the mighty TERROR TALES OF LONDON, edited by bestselling novelist Paul Finch. Original tales of capital horror from Adam Nevill, Mark Morris, Barbara Roden, and many more.

Best wishes,

Gary Fry
Gray Friar Press


Gray Friar Press is based in Dracula's Whitby, literally around the corner from where Bram Stoker was staying when he was thinking about that character's dramatic arrival on the town's coastline. There must be something in the water...

GFP is one of the UK's few horror specialist publishing companies and is dedicated to presenting the best writing in the field of dark literature. It will continue to publish a combination of established writers and promising newcomers. If any of this sounds appealing, keep an eye on this website where upcoming projects will be announced.

GFP has already published award-winning fiction as well as stories that have been selected for inclusion in the annual Best-Of anthologies. We hope to achieve far more in the near and distant future.

Gray Friar Press is:

Gary Fry, editor & publisher

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