Edited Works and Forewords


Gordon Burn, Alma Cogan

Publisher: Faber & Faber (2019) 

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In his classic debut novel, Gordon Burn takes Britain’s biggest selling vocalist of the 1950s and turns her story into an equation of celebrity and murder. 

Fictional characters jostle for space with real life stars – from John Lennon to Doris Day and Sammy Davis Jnr – as Burn, in a breathtaking act of appropriation, reinvents the popular culture of the post-war years. 

As beautifully written as it is disturbing, Alma Cogan remains a stingingly relevant exploration of the sad, dark underside of fame. Includes a new introduction by Adelle Stripe. 

ISBN: 9780571347285 

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Akiko Yosano, Sweet is the Taste of Tears

Publisher: Tangerine Press (2014) 

Sequences taken from the landmark debut collection Tangled Hair. Akiko Yosano (1878-1942) remains one of the most famous and controversial poets in Japanese literature. 

16 pages. Format approx. 6″/150mm wide x 300mm/12″ tall. Handsewn at the Sick Tangerine workshop. Recycled Cairn almond stiff card covers; front cover artwork embossed in black. Heritage book white text paper; Katazome-Shi endpapers, with a base colour of fuchsia with symmetrical patternation in various colours: all hand printed in Japan (one side only).

Selected with an afterword by Adelle Stripe.

All copies are out of print