Handheld Press sells handpicked stories from the past and the present, because they are remarkable and wonderful. We publish the novels that we can’t put down, and the stories we want to give to our friends as presents. Handheld Press books are beautiful objects, designed and laid out with care.
Handheld Classics reprints forgotten fiction and authors who need to be rediscovered, with introductions by experts and astonishingly useful notes. Handheld Research presents stories from scholarly research, in plain English. Handheld Modern brings you excellent modern fiction and non-fiction from living authors.
Working in a camera parts factory in north London during the Blitz, serving as a VAD in a London hospital, surviving a bomb blast that revealed a basement full of German Jewish refugees: Inez Holden’s forgotten tales of the Blitz are mesmerising.
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Women in Publishing
13-14 June: Kate will be talking about publishing women at the Women in Publishing conference at the University of Reading, and selling some books.
The Caravaners Preview
2-3 July: Kate will be giving the keynote paper at the conference of the International Elizabeth von Arnim Society, Toulon, France, and previewing our republication of that excellent author’s great comic novel The Caravaners.