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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Recent Releases: August 2011

Auntie's Charlie by Charles Chilton.
Fantom Books ISBN 978-190626372-0, August 2011, £24.99. Limited to 200 hardcover copies, signed and numbered.
Described by the Sunday Telegraph as ‘the one genius the BBC ever had on its staff’, Charles Chilton MBE joined the Corporation at fifteen as a messenger boy and went on to carve out a 46-year career as a presenter, writer and producer.
__Auntie’s Charlie discusses his life from growing up on the streets of 1920s St Pancras, via early years at the BBC working for the Gramophone Library, to writing the infamous production Oh What a Lovely War for Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop.
__While with the BBC Charles was sent to the United States to research, write and produce a number of series based on American western history. One of these, Riders of the Range, lasted for five years until 1953. However, major international recognition came with his science fiction trilogy Journey into Space which he wrote and produced between 1953 and 1958.
__Here, for the first time, is Charles Chilton’s story in his own words – an autobiography that is frank, vivid, wry and engaging.
Order from Fantom Books.

Missionary Man: Bad Moon Rising by Gordon Rennie, Frank Quitely & Simon Davis.
Rebellion ISBN 978-1907992230, 18 August 2011, 112pp, £14.99 [£11.99 from Amazon].
The Cursed Earth is a radiation-wasted landscape spanning most of what was once known as America. Only the toughest of the tough, the meanest of the mean, most rotten, evil beings on the planet can survive there.
Now, one man has come to bring law this unlawful place. Some say he was a Judge, most say that he's a madman. Armed with a pistol and a bible, Preacher Cain would say that he is a force for law and order...
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Modesty Blaise: Million Dollar Game by Peter O'Donnell & Romero.
Titan Books ISBN 978-1848566750, 26 August 2011, 104pp, £11.99. [£10.79 from Amazon]
Features the classic stories Butch Cassidy Rides Again, Million Dollar Game and The Vampire of Malvescu  in which Modesty and Willie meet the legendary but dangerous outlaw; Modesty takes on poachers in East Africa; and confronts a mythic blood-sucker in Transylvania! With story introductions that takes the reader behind the scenes of Modesty's world, this outstanding collection is not to be missed.
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Slaine the Wanderer by Pat Mills & Clint Langley.
Rebellion ISBN 978-1907992247, 21 August 2011, 128pp, £16.99 [£10.49 from Amazon].
Tir Nan Og - the Land of the Young, a mystical place of myth and legend. Celtic warrior Sláine, the first High King of Ireland and Ukko his (un)faithful dwarf sidekick, seek adventure and the chance to kill many Formorian sea demons in the name of Danu the Earth Goddess.
The follow-up to the best-selling Books of Invasions, witnesses more ground-breaking art from Clint Langley re-definng the look of modern comics, with writer Pat Mills taking Slaine on ever more astonishing adventures.
Order from Amazon.

Wuthering Heights (Original Text) by Sean M. Wilson & John M. Burns.
Classical Comics ISBN 978-1906332877, 31 August 2011, 160pp, £9.99. [£8.99 from Amazon]
Wuthering Heights (Quick Text) by Sean M. Wilson & John M. Burns.
Classical Comics ISBN 978-1906332884, 31 August 2011, 160pp, £9.99. [£8.99 from Amazon]
Emily Bronte's only novel is famous the world over - not least because of Kate Bush's 1978 'tribute song' - but don't let that trivialise this masterpiece of classical literature. Hardship, insanity, cruelty, frustrated love, and ghosts; what more could you want from a book?
__The Quick text presents the full story in quick modern English for a fast-paced read!
Order from Amazon - Original Text, Quick Text.

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