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BareBone Books

BareBone Books is a bijoux indie press that has been set up to provide a home for those books which are falling victim to the recession. These are works by writers who would once have been snapped up by the major publishers, but who are now rejected because their projected sales will not exceed 250,000 copies . . .

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17 August 2015

Nearly 20 years after it was first published, and acclaimed – and bizarrely lost – Elise Valmorbida’s debut novel Matilde Waltzing has been reincarnated. At BareBone Books we say thank God, or Saint Barbara of the Apparition, for the technological revolution.

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Another beginning for The Book of Happy Endings
14 February 2014

After being translated into Korean, German and Serbian, this popular collection of ‘True stories about finding love’ has finally been translated into an ebook for the Amazon Kindle.

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Latest books

The TV President
Elise Valmorbida

In a re-enactment of the 1963 Dallas motorcade for a reality TV show, one JFK lookalike is killed and another injured. The unhinged widow and the wounded survivor, both disguised in black burqahs, drive from Dallas to Detroit in a gold SUV to hear a murderer’s confession. Part mystery, part road-movie, The TV President offers a wholly original and blackly funny switchback ride fueled by an unholy mix of celebrity, democracy and reality TV.     [more]

The Winding Stick
Elise Valmorbida

A solitary cashier in an all-night garage is haunted by visions of real life and death, but is unable to intervene… until dramatic events force him to venture beyond his limits. He stumbles into hope, love, true insight – and Tamil London, where the hidden stories of others come to light. Written with compassion, suspense and poetic verve, The Winding Stick is a novel that explores dislocation and delusion, but becomes bright with possibility and love.     [more]