This year sees the centenary of the death of Frederick Rolfe Baron Corvo. To mark this, from now until the actual anniversary on the 25th October I shall be posting about the Baron and his life and work on a regular basis here on Front Free Endpaper.
Five and a half years of publishing endeavour saw the Raven monographs about Frederick Rolfe by Robert Scoble into print with Callum James Books. I'm delighted to be able to say that, in this centenary year, the collected Ravens have found a home with a superb publisher at Strange Attractor Press (Celebrating Unpopular Culture Since 2001, is their strap line). I would imagine that a great number of visitors to this blog will already be familiar with their output and will be as excited as I am by that fact that they are about to issue, in limited edition, all the Ravens together. The book is out in the middle of this month but because the issue is limited they are taking pre-orders now on their website.
As well as some very high quality books, they do a mean line in book-blurb too and I couldn't possibly out-do this description of the new book:
"On an overcast October afternoon in 1913, the lifeless body of a middle-aged Englishman was found sprawled across his bed in a run-down palazzo on Venice’s Grand Canal. Thus ended the life of one of the most extraordinary sons of Edwardian England, Baron Corvo, a gifted writer and painter.