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The Art of Fusing Fact and Fiction: John Kenny talks to Brian J. Showers

Following my recent review of Brian J. Showers‘ collection of stories, Old Albert, due soon from Swan River Press, and which illuminates a fictional(?) history of Larkhill, an old schoolhouse building that still exists in Rathmines, Dublin, I’ve just interviewed the author. Amongst other things, we talk about the challenge of seamlessly blending fact and … Continue reading

Longsword and the Gothic Tradition: John Kenny talks to Albert Power

On foot of my review of Longsword, written by Thomas Leland and first published 250 years ago, I’ve just interviewed Albert Power. Albert has written a very illuminating introduction to a new edition of the novel, which is soon to be published by Swan River Press. As usual, I’ll eventually post the full interview here, … Continue reading

Book Review: Old Albert by Brian J. Showers

Old Albert charts the history of Larkhill House from circa 1840 to the 1920s, with a coda that brings the story up to the present day, and apart from one chapter that digresses to Ireland’s Eye, is set in Larkhill and its Rathmines environs. Larkhill House is a real place, as is St. Mary’s Church, … Continue reading

Book Review: Strange Epiphanies by Peter Bell

Strange Epiphanies, from Swan River Press, is a collection of short stories by Peter Bell. Swan River Press specialises in horror fiction of the macabre and supernatural tale variety, taking its cue from the work of writers such as Sheridan Le Fanu, Arthur Machen, M.R. James and others. The emphasis is very much on a … Continue reading