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FLAME TREE PRESS | September Releases | Ramsey Campbell Q&A

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In this month's author Q&As we have Ramsey Campbell, author of Born to the Dark. Find out more about the novel, what influenced the story and what he's working on now!

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Topics: Flame Tree Press, horror, Q&A, Flame Tree Press Authors, Flame Tree Press Titles, Horror Fiction

H.P Lovecraft and his Weird and Wonderful Short Stories

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Today marks the anniversary of the death of American writer H.P Lovecraft. A true pioneer of all things weird and wonderful, Lovecraft has become one of the most significant 20th century authors of supernatural horror fiction. We're taking a look at some of his timeless short stories:

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Topics: blogging, gothic and fantasy, Gothic Fantasy, H.P. Lovecraft, Short Stories, sf and fantasy, short fiction, fiction, horror, dark fantasy

Hans Christian Andersen & his Fairy Tales

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This week saw the anniversary of the prolific Danish author, Hans Christian Andersen's death. As well as being a writer of travelogues, novels, poems and plays, he is best remembered for his magical collection of fairy tales. With his work still being adapted centuries later, it's fair to say he left his imprint on the world and in our daydreams. So we're taking a look at some of those stories we used to get read to us before bed.

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Topics: blogging, gothic and fantasy, Gothic Fantasy, fiction, fairy tales

Iconic Fathers in Literature

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Happy Father's Day! In the spirit of honouring fatherhood we’re taking a look at the most iconic fathers in literature. Some are model fathers, some are loving parental figures and some are just doing their best at newfound fatherhood. Whatever it is, these fathers excel in one thing: fatherhood. Here’s some of the top fathers in literature:

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Topics: blogging, fiction

LGBTQ+ Representation in Modern Literature

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Happy Pride month! In honour of June being Pride month, we’re taking a look at LGBTQ+ representation in modern literature. Since the dawn of time it’s been the norm to pick up a book and just expect it to be dominated with heterosexual characters. However, in recent years we’ve finally seen an influx of a whole variety of representation in literature; we love to see it!

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Topics: blogging, fiction, LGBTQ

The Best Charles Dickens Adaptations

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Next week we commemorate the anniversary of Charles Dickens’ death and to pay respects we’ve rounded up some of the best on-screen adaptations of his brilliant works (in our opinion!). So if you fancy a period piece to watch over the weekend these will give you some inspiration! 

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Topics: blogging, gothic and fantasy, Short Stories, short fiction, fiction, Classic Fiction, Charles Dickens

The Top Sherlock Holmes Adaptations

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Last weekend would have been Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s birthday, one of Britain's most prolific writers to date. In celebration, we’re looking at some of the top adaptations of his most famous and respected works, Sherlock Holmes.

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Topics: Short Stories, fiction, detective fiction, arthur conan doyle, sherlock, sherlock holmes, Detective Mysteries, Classic Fiction

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