Thursday, April 15, 2010

The reissued novel The Birth Machine by Elizabeth Baines is going green with Eco-Libris!

We're happy to announce on a new collaboration with author Elizabeth Baines
on her novel "The Birth Machine". This is Elizabeth Baines' first novel, which will be reissued by Salt Publishing on October 2010. One tree will be planted with Eco-Libris for every printed copy!

This is the second book of Elizabeth Baines we're greening up. The first one is "Too Many Magpies", which was described as
'Moving and compelling' by Sarah Salway. One tree is planted for each printed copy of this novel as well.

Here are some details on "The Birth Machine":

As Zelda labours in childbirth, she sinks into a surreal world where the past blends with the present, and facts become merged with fairytale and myth. The long-awaited reissue of the groundbreaking eighties novel which exposed a woman’s experience of hi-tech childbirth and tells a gripping story of a long-ago murder and present-day betrayals.

"The Birth Machine" was also adapted by Elizabeth Baines and broadcast as a play for Radio 4

Already it got some great reviews:

A gripping story, a pithy book’Katy Campbell
An increasingly powerful narrative … its presentation of the world of childhood contrasts nicely with sharp satire’ – Laura Marcus, Times Literary Supplement
Elizabeth Baines has a wry humour and satirical edge’ – Martin Nicholls, City Life
This powerful book leaves you with a sense of disquiet, anger and frustration’ – Jessica Corner, Everywoman.

About the author:
Elizabeth Baines was born in South Wales and lives in Manchester. Salt previously published two acclaimed books by Elizabeth, her collection of short stories, Balancing on the Edge of the World (2007) and her novel Too Many Magpies (2009). Elizabeth is a prizewinning radio playwright and she has also written short plays for stage. She is also a performer and has been a teacher.

We'll keep you posted of course once the book is released.

Raz @ Eco-Libris

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