October 2013

Ancient Sorceries And Other Chilling Tales
May 2013

Evelyn Waugh: a biography
A Talent To Annoy
October 2012

The Savage Wedding
Break of Day
Christmas Pudding (hardback gift edition)
Les Belles Amours
July 2012

The Cabala
The Woman of Andros & The Ides of March
The Man on the Bridge
The Love of the Last Tycoon & The Crack-up
Roundabout Way
May 2012

On the Side of the Angels
The Secret City
The World Over
October 2011

Pigeon Pie
The Juniper Tree
Christmas Pudding
July 2011

New Arabian Nights
The Mystery of a Hansom Cab
Uncommon Law
May 2011

When I was Otherwise
The Real Charlotte
October 2010

A Christmas Carol - No Longer Available
The Aloe - No Longer Available
The Gift of the Magi - No Longer Available
Agnes Grey - No Longer Available
July 2010

The Undiscovered Country
Island Pharisees - No Longer Available
Heart of Darkness - No Longer Available
Highland Fling
May 2010

The Man Who Loved Children
Maurice Guest - No Longer Available
Peking Picnic
The Unbearable Bassington - No Longer Available
March 2010

Scenes from the Latin Quarter - No Longer Available
Wuthering Heights - No Longer Available
The Knot of Vipers
The Green Child
January 2010

The Dupin Mysteries
These Charming People
Non Combatants and others
October 2009

Allan Quatermain
A State of Change
Love in Winter
July 2009

We, the Accused
Shirley's Guild
May 2009

Gulliver's Travels and A Modest Proposal
You Shall Know Them
My Name is Aram
Silas Marner - No Longer Available
March 2009

South Wind
The Conclave
Two People
January 2009

Mr. Perrin and Mr. Traill - Kindle edition
The Voyage
Mr Perrin and Mr Traill - No Longer Available
Love in a Wych Elm & Other Stories
Tales of Sexual Desire
October 2008

Juan in America
How I Became a Holy Mother
Kidnapped - No Longer Available
The Hireling
July 2008

The Hound of the Baskervilles - No Longer Available
Messer Marco Polo - No Longer Available
Green Dolphin Country
The Incredulity of Father Brown
June 2008

The Dark Flower - No Longer Available
The Napoleon of Notting Hill
Dracula - No Longer Available
The Man who Knew Everything - Kindle edition
The Man Who Knew Everything
March 2008

The Green Hat
An Error of Judgement
On Horseback and Other Stories
Plain Tales from the Hills - No Longer Available
Messer Marco Polo - No Longer Available

150 pages, paperback
125x195mm, Portrait
ISBN-10: 0955731216
ISBN-13: 9780955731211
Donn Byrne;  Anthony Lejeune (Foreword)
Here is the convincing, unscholarly, tale of Marco Polo’s courtship of Golden Bells, the daughter of Kubla Khan, of his journey from Venice, “Bride of the East,” to the courts of Cathay, seen through the eyes and told in the brogue of the old Ulster Scotch-Irishman, Malachi of the Glens.
Messer Marco Polo is a panoramic tapestry, richly woven of medieval colours, sights and smells, the ivory, apes and peacocks of a lost romance. But beneath the sweetness and light there is the terror and tragedy of “the whistling and clangor of the stars as they shot by in their orbits.” There is maturity and irony as well as freshness. When Messer Marco Polo appeared in 1921 it charmed the critics; now it is set to captivate a whole new generation nearly a century later.

A ‘magically beautiful book’ - James Branch Cabell

Israeli composer Max Stern adapted the novel into an opera.
Donn Byrne - Donn Byrne’s life was as paradoxical and romantic as his writing. Although he was a champion of Ireland and its literature, he was an Orangeman born in Brooklyn (in 1889). However, after three months his family returned to Ireland and he was raised in County Antrim. He received his MA from Dublin University, where he carried off prizes in Gaelic and the lightweight boxing championship. Thereafter he studied at the Sorbonne and in Leipzig, punched cows and wrote verse in South America (with the idea of becoming a cowboy poet), and finally emigrated to New York, where he married Dorothea Cadogan, daughter of a sea captain. Their house on Brooklyn Heights, facing New York Harbor, became the focus of the New York branch of the American literary renaissance (“a gang of howling literary brigands” that included Joyce Kilmer and Don Marquis). In 1921 Messer Marco Polo brought him fame and fortune. He met his death in a tragic automobile accident in 1928.

Anthony Lejeune - Award winning broadcaster, journalist and author, read classics at Balliol College, Oxford, where he was an exhibitioner in Greek.

By the same author or foreword writer:
Dracula - No Longer Available By Bram Stoker;  Anthony Lejeune (Foreword)
The Napoleon of Notting Hill By G K Chesterton;  Anthony Lejeune (Foreword)
The Hound of the Baskervilles - No Longer Available By A Conan Doyle;  Anthony Lejeune (Introduction)
The Dupin Mysteries By Edgar Allan Poe;  Anthony Lejeune (Foreword)
Allan Quatermain By H Rider Haggard;  Anthony Lejeune (Foreword)
Ancient Sorceries And Other Chilling Tales By Algernon Blackwood;  Anthony Lejeune (Foreword)