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Oscar Wilde: The Ballad of Reading Gaol

The Ballad of Reading Gaol, by Oscar Wilde. Illustrations by Peter Hay
Two Rivers Press

A powerfully-illustrated edition of Oscar Wilde’s classic poem, The Ballad of Reading Gaol, written in self-imposed exile in France in 1898. An indictment of the prison system and the death penalty, the poem’s ‘hellish truthfulness’ is an anguished plea for prison reform and a passionate expression of sympathy for his fellow prisoners.

Handheld Modern

Handheld Modern series
Handheld Press

We are extremely proud to be working with Handheld Press, purveyor of unputdownable books by authors past and present. We’ve been with Handheld almost from day one, acting as a virtual in-house design department for this excellent Bath-based independent publisher.

The Handheld Classics series runs well into the double figures now and presents forgotten fiction and authors that deserve to be rediscovered, with introductions and notes by experts.

Handheld Research tells stories from scholarly research in plain English.

Handheld Modern (pictured above) delivers excellent modern fiction and non-fiction from living authors and has featured Handheld’s first full-frontal cover photo.

As well as books, we also provide marketing design support for the Press.

Handheld Research

Handheld Research series
Handheld Press

We are extremely proud to be working with Handheld Press, purveyor of unputdownable books by authors past and present. We’ve been with Handheld almost from day one as a virtual in-house design department for this excellent Bath-based independent publisher.

The Handheld Classics series runs well into the double figures now and presents forgotten fiction and authors that deserve to be rediscovered, with introductions and notes by experts.

Handheld Research (pictured above) tells stories from scholarly research in plain English.

Handheld Modern delivers excellent modern fiction and non-fiction from living authors and has featured Handheld’s first full-frontal cover photo.

As well as books, we also provide marketing design support for the Press.