Whitstable: news and pre-orders

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As most of you horror aficionados know, 2013 is the centenary of one of the finest actors Britain has ever produced – Peter Cushing. There will be many celebrations to mark the event, and Spectral Press is joining in by publishing a novella, called Whitstable by Stephen Volk, the writer mostly known for his groundbreaking drama Ghostwatch and the recent celluloid chiller The Awakening. The novella is set, as the title implies, in his beloved home town of Whitstable, situated on the Kent coast. Although there are no supernatural elements present in the story, the monsters Peter fights are all too real.

There will, of course, be a campaign to promote its release in May, including a competition to be run in conjunction with The Classic Horror Campaign, wherein one lucky person will win a signed copy. Also, internationally renowned magazine Fortean Times will be running a feature on Peter Cushing by Mr. Volk, with reference to the novella including a short extract from it. In tandem, Fortean Times  will also be holding a competition/giveaway, with signed books up for grabs.

In view of the likely popularity of the book, we here at Spectral Press have decided to put the limited hardback edition (signed and numbered) on pre-order now, rather than later, so people can assure themselves of obtaining a copy of this absolutely wonderful book. We are also offering, in conjunction with Cosmic Hobo Productions, a special deal which includes a copy of the 2CD set of Peter narrating his memoirs of the Hammer years. Below are two price points: one for just the book only and the other for the book and 2CD offer.

All prices include postage and packing.

£21 Whitstable HB UK

£28 Whitstable HB + 2 CD UK

£23.50 Whitstable HB (EU)

£31.50 Whitstable HB + 2CD (EU)

$45 Whitstable HB (US & RoW)

$57 Whitstable HB + 2CD (US & RoW)

Look forward to hearing from you!

6 comments on “Whitstable: news and pre-orders

  1. Can I get more detail. I’m from the US. I want the book and 2cds. How many pages is the novella? Plus is there more for my 60 plus bucks. I don’t know precisely what it all entails. Enlighten me.


    • Hello Evan!

      The novella will be roughly 30,000 – 32,000 words, is likely to be in a limited hardback edition size of 125 worldwide only and will feature an Afterword by renowned British novelist Mark Morris. It will feature a wonderful full-colour cover by Ben Baldwin, be signed and numbered by the author, and have coloured endpapers and silk ribbon bookmarker. The two CD edition of Peter Cushing reading out his memoirs normally retails for $21 on it own, but here it is being offered for $13 as a bonus extra, if you like.

      Quotable quotes:

      “I loved Whitstable! It’s a beautiful love letter to a man, a genre, and an era that means so much to those of us of a certain age.” – Mick Garris, director of The Stand, Bag of Bones, producer, Masters of Horror, Fear Itself

      “This will engross and enthrall all Hammer fans and those who adore and revere Cushing. It brings his screen persona vividly to life in a modern context when the monsters are all too real.” Tony Earnshaw, author of An Actor And a Rare One: Peter Cushing as Sherlock Holmes and Beating the Devil: The Making of ‘Night of the Demon’

      Hope that answers your question!

      Spectral Press


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