Announcing the first Valentine & Valentine pamphlet…
In The Third Alias – A T E Lawrence Mystery, Mark Valentine explores a little-known conundrum in the bibliography of the enigmatic soldier and author famed as Lawrence of Arabia. This was first noticed by the poet and keen bookman John Gawsworth, later King of the Caribbean literary realm of Redonda.
Following his lead, and with a new and careful study of the evidence, the pamphlet speculates whether there is a significant omission still to be found in the books and writings attributed to Lawrence. A seldom-seen illustration of Lawrence by the artist and visionary Frederick Carter, a friend of John Gawsworth’s, is included.
The Third Alias is the first in a planned series of ‘Valentine & Valentine Pamphlets’, pocket-sized, hand-made and hand-sewn in one signature, with paper dustwrappers, with a simpler and plainer design than our other handmade books. It is in a limited, numbered edition of 50 copies only.
Update: all copies have now been taken. We hope to issue further pamphlets during the year.