Carp Fishing On Valium     Stories by Graham Parker

Garden gnomes mysteriously vanish from suburban lawns... a momentous force enters a 13-year-old boy from the third rail of a train line and gives him powers that he uses to harass a local fishwife... Mick Jagger is killed when a bus runs over him and the most unlikely of prospects is interviewed for his replacement. These are just a few of the predicaments in this eccentric collection of tales, placed in the "desolate southern suburbs" of England as well as Morocco, New York, and Cleveland, all featuring the Zelig-like protagonist Brian Porker. First published by St Martin's Press in 2000, this new edition of Carp Fishing on Valium by rocker Graham Parker now includes "Kernley Days," an interconnected trilogy of previously unpublished stories.


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Beginning with the invention of movable type in the 15th century, itinerant artisans roamed the highways and byways of the world, working where and when they pleased. It all ended five centuries later, when computer typesetting replaced humans. Mark Twain, Bret Harte, Horace Greely (along with legions of much less famous printers) plied their trade and enjoyed adventures as tramp printers until it all suddenly vanished in the mid 1970s. A sociological study, as seen through the eyes of tramp printers themselves. Footloose and carefree, these adventurers enjoyed 500 years of freedom, working where and when they pleased. A vanished breed, today they live on through recollections, anecdotes, and memories of how it used to be, when printers worked with “real type.”


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Tramp Printers     John Howells & Marion Dearman

The Innocence Of Power 

a novel by N. K. Hart

A private detective has been hired to locate a missing girl. HIs investigations lead him to The Hartfield Connection LLC, owned by a sociopath and run by a power hungry egotist. The further he looks, the more he finds that the corporation has dark secrets that neither the owner nor the top manager want known. The girl may have stumbled upon

damaging proof that The Hartfield Connection is guilty of something big, something bad. What exactly is The Hartfield Connection hiding? Unaware that a covert government operation is also looking into The Hartfield Connection, the detective must fight to find the answer to this question and to locate the girl before time runs out.


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Up The Crime

Ladder

a new novel by

N. K. Hart

Have you ever wondered about the lives of henchmen? They work all day for a super evil genius boss, toiling away in the secret hideouts doing their boss' bidding. Without question. In total loyalty.

Finally revealed. What the super evil geniuses don't want you to know.


From the commute to the checkout time at the end of the day, and all the capers in between. Don't miss the exciting lives and times of the Henchmen as they climb UP THE CRIME LADDER!

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Swimming Through Air

a new book of short stories by

N. K. Hart


From ancient times, before calendars and clocks, to the far, far future, where science dares to remake humankind, N. K. Hart’s imagination mixes with hope, resourcefulness, heartbreak, and humor. This volume contains a rare collection of holiday essays spanning several years and there’s no denying that for N. K. Hart… imagination is everything.

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NEW!

The Songs of Three Chords Good

and Mystery Glue

     compiled by Martin Belmont

It’s a song book and a memento of the totally unexpected five year long reunion of Graham Parker and The Rumour. It’s my idea of a celebratory artefact to mark our second go round. So whether you play a guitar or not this book has something for you be it playing the songs, attempting to play the songs, reading the lyrics, looking at photos and enjoying the anecdotes and recollections of those involved.

                                                                   -- Martin Belmont