R.A. Gekoski: Dealing in Rare Books and Manuscripts Since 1984

One of the world's leading specialist dealers in modern English, Irish and American Literature, including first editions,
association copies, manuscripts and archives, and artworks with literary associations.

darke cover smallJenny Todd, Publisher at Canongate, has acquired World Rights in DARKE, Rick Gekoski’s debut novel, from Peter Straus at Rogers, Coleridge and White. Jenny Todd says: “DARKE is a stunning and distinctive novel full of living, learning and reading. Above all, it’s heart-breakingly true and wise. We are so proud to be publishing it.” Canongate will publish as a lead title in hardback in February 2017.

Dr Rick Gekoski has been described as “one of the world’s leading bookmen.” A writer, rare-book dealer, academic and broadcaster, he has written several widely praised non-fiction books. This is his first novel.

Rick Gekoski says: “I don’t know where James Darke came from, his voice simply popped into my head and he wouldn’t go away. When I was writing the novel I was perfectly clear that Canongate would be the best publisher for it and I was delighted to find that they agreed.”

Available from Amazon.co.uk from 2nd February 2017

Available from Amazon.co.uk from 2nd February 2017

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