Friday, September 30, 2022


At The Endless Bookshelf, Henry Wessells discusses Undergrowth (1913) by Francis and Eric Brett Young, a book influenced by Arthur Machen, as FBY later admitted: "the Machenery was obvious". 

This novel of the uncanny in remote country has always been elusive, but copies do turn up. Only last month Mr John Howard discovered one lurking in a cupboard ostensibly of biography in a Welsh border bookshop, and some years ago I found one in the shed attached to an antiques shop mostly selling china dogs, also in a (different) Welsh border town. Look where least expected would seem to be the watchword. 

(Mark Valentine)

1 comment:

  1. Those Indian reprint publishers one sees on Abe do leatherbound facsimile copies for about £20.