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I have come to hope that a Rack Press pamphlet may be a tiny gift-box of unusually good poems – Alison Brackenbury, PN Review
Rack Press has the courage to be brief and elegant – The Rialto

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Silly Lady Novelists?

We had a very successful launch on 21st October in London of our latest title from the Rack Press Editions imprint: Silly Lady Novelists? by Michèle Roberts. You can see an image of the cover over to the right here.  This is the third title in the “little green book” series which offers short form elegantly provocative writing and you can order this now.

What kind of novels should women write? Should anyone be prescribing the answer to such a question? In a lively and polemical response to George Eliot’s famous Westminster Review essay of 1856 “Silly Novels by Lady Novelists”, novelist, poet and critic Michèle Roberts offers a challenging examination of current debates around fiction and sex.

Michèle Roberts has written 13 novels and is Professor Emerita at the University of East Anglia. She lives in South London and her new novel is The Walworth Beauty.

The book also contains some original artwork by Michèle Roberts

Silly Lady Novelists? by Michèle Roberts,
Published 21 October 2016, 64pp, £8 (postage free when purchased here online).


While you are waiting why not order one of our previous Rack Press Editions?

Bloomsbury and the Poets by Nicholas Murray
‘a delight’ – The Spectator





















The Whitsun Wedding Video by Jeremy Noel-Tod
‘a suavely witty and wise collection of essays’ –
David Wheatley, The Poetry Foundation.

Monday, 5 September 2016

Come and Meet Us at the Poetry Book Fair in London on 17th September

Last year’s poetry book fair in full swing
Rack Press is delighted to be running a stall again at the Free Verse Poetry Book Fair in London on 17th September. For a full programme of the day’s events and readings click HERE.  This is a great opportunity to see the whole range of small, independent poetry press publishing and hear a range of poets.  Come and talk to us.