Coming in 2013 – The Succubus
Charlène is a woman with certain talents; her origins might not be clear, but she has a distinct determination to rise in the world, and via the topless casino, wrestling promotions, nubile assistant on a TV quiz show and a trip from London to Paris (going the long way) she does reach the very top. More »
Tulse Luper – a life told in 92 parts.
A spy for various sides during the Second World War, a dealer, pornographer, taxonomist, searcher for lost Mormon cities, and present at some of the key historical events of the 20th century, including the first nuclear tests in New Mexico, the 1968 Paris student protests and the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 – plus all the continuity errors of this life. More »
The Black Lagoon
Set in Jamaica in 1691, there are pirates, sober pirates, unspeakable deckhands, interracial marryings of all kinds, parsons shot with pistols, mermaids, the invention of the margarita, the voyage to Terra Incognita, and Jamaica’s last monkey. More »
Ginevra has died – on her wedding day. But she is revived by Audrina, who just happens to be in the village cemetery that night.
A hunting-party of Ginevra’s widower and his friends set off to the big city in search of the recalcitrant women. Body-snatchers, haute cuisine, Jules Verne and Sarah Bernhardt are also in attendance. More »
Set in Sweden, the story of a woman with a disagreement with the world.
… The office soon returned to its routine. The door had been closed on Svensson, the old lecher. Filippa went home on the bus. It was a horrible dank evening and rain seeped into her undergarments.
Actually, about the truth serum, she had lied her head off. She closed her front door behind her and made herself an omelette. More »
What’s Your Name, Captain America?
Of San Francisco in the early 1970s. What should be done with the ideals of the 60s? The FBI, the SLA, Berkeley students, hippies, Hunter S Thompson and Ronald Reagan have differing ideas about how America should be going forward… More »
In Paris in 1911, it’s raining every day and the Mona Lisa has been stolen. We already know who did it, but suspicion falls on one Pablo Picasso, artist – or maybe it’s his pal, Apollinaire, who has problems of his own when attacked by a one-legged corpse. More »
Non si sevizia un paperino – Lucio Fulci (1974). When several young boys are brutally murdered in a southern Italian village, the superstitious locals react with ignorance and violence. All misfits are immediately suspected of the crime. More »
A life in 24 sections – the horrors of the Grand Tour, the Wilde West, Bosie’s suicide, a green-eyed leopard, Mr Swinburne attacked by an American woman – and since this Oscar Wilde didn’t die in 1900, fun with Valentino in Hollywood. More »
The Young Defiancer
Or, There Never was a Diamond like Scott. The life of the composer Scott Joplin.
If you could stop the clock — no music. So you make it a cakewalk and hasten on, sheets for the engraver, not bidding him ‘hurry, oh do, Barney’, because that’s impolite. Except, after a minute or so, you do let him know of it, your absolute need and hastening. More »
Perseus & Medusa
That strange, transfigured, transmitted thing, an eikon.
Medusa with beauty to tear down the world, so much has she offered, so much has she captivated — for who is not hungry? Who is not prey to the eikon divine?