Friday, December 14, 2007

Bordering on the top ten at Borders

Our recently published Borough Market Cookbook is fresh on the shelves at Borders along with the history of Borough Market published in 2005. You can order your own copy by going to the Can of Worms Press web site here.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Each Day A Small Victory

Each Day A Small Victory is a fabulous read and gift for Christmas.
Jake Arnott describes the book as "Pulp Fiction meets Wind in the Willows."

Shooting Times says: "an entertainingly adult take on a year in the life of a key member fo the Blood and Guts crew."

Get cooking with Can of Worms

The Borough Market Cookbook: Meat & Fish created by Can of Worms Publishing has just been published by Civic Books.
Sheila Dillon, presenter of the Radio Four Food Programme in yesterday’s show rated
the Borough Market Cookbook: Meat & Fish as one of her cookbooks of the year.
You can listen to the programme through the listen again function on the Radio Four site by clicking here.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Each Day Right on Target

Shooting and Conservation magazine has just published a great review for Each Day A Small Victory in the September issue.

"Beatrix Potter meets the Kray Brothers – At last someone has had the guts – and there are plenty of guts spread about these pages – to tell it how it is in the countryside; kill or be killed. Death is unsentimental, bloody and inevitable. The day-to-day struggle for survival through the seasons is gripping and hugely entertaining. " Shooting and Conservation Magazine.

Join us this Wednesday 12th September at 6:30 for a book signing at the Pan Bookshop.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Join us in celebrating the publication of Each Day A Small Victory

'Pulp Fiction meets Wind in the Willows.'~ Jake Arnott

Please join Can of Worms Press in celebrating the publication and release from captivity of British Comedy Award winner, Chips Hardy’s debut novel,
Each Day A Small Victory at:

Crockatt & Powell Bookshop on Thursday 6th September
6:00pm – 9:00pm for drinks, book signings and chatter
119 Lower Marsh, Waterloo, London SE1

The Open Book on Monday 10th September
6:00pm – 9:00pm for drinks, book signings and chatter
10, King Street, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1ND

The Pan Bookshop on Wednesday 12th September
6:30pm – 9:00pm for drinks, book signings and chatter
158-162 Fulham Road, London SW10 9PG

RSVP: 020 7708 2942 or email:

'The memorable feat of a quirky and engaging imagination.' ~ Sir Roy Strong

Friday, August 10, 2007

'These Animals Ain't Cute' ~

Each Day A Small Victory gets a shot in the arm from Sporting Shooter magazine

Sporting Shooter magazine's editor, James Marchington, has written a marvellous commentary on his blog for Each Day a Small Victory. To read the piece in his blog click here. He will soon be interviewing Chips Hardy for a piece in the magazine.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Keep the Kiddies Occupied with

Jack King of the Dogs

'Sheila Molloy tells a cracking good story.'
~ The Daily Mail Book of the Month

For the remainder of the summer holidays, why not keep the kids occupied with reading. These two wonderful books by Sheila Molloy will have them sitting obediently.

'This brilliant heart-warming book is the absolute dogs' you-know-whats!' ~ The Sun

'This book made me sit still, howl and rollover with laughter and tears. A wonderful debut novel that kids and dog lovers alike won't put down.' ~ The Barking Times

Jack King of the Dogs and Jack and the Prince of Dogs can be bought together for the special price of £10 including postage and packing to anywhere in the UK.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Giving Face

Well the Facebook fenomenon (sic) is heating up in all manners of speaking. And while we have at least two weeks until a further adjudication on who owns the intellectual property, I have taken the opportunity to create my own entry as well as a number of groups for some of our forthcomnig titles.

Please do check them out so you can stay up to date with the various goings on at Can of Worms until we next meet face to face.

For the Graphic Shakespeare series:

For Each Day A Small Victory

and for, The Borough Market Cookbook:

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Why Publishers Miss Good Books

Andrew Franklin, managing director of Profile Books and publisher of Eats, Shoots and Leaves, has written an excellent article for The Independent newspaper about why publishers often miss good books.

At Can of Worms, we believe in all of our books, and certainly know that they are good. Our latest offering we believe will be a big hit: Each Day A Small Victory by Chips Hardy.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Dan, Jon and Deborah

Author of borough market cookbook

Oscar and Chips together again

Oscar Grillo (left) and Chips Hardy (right) shoulder to shoulder at thye Can of Worms Arts Unwrapped party. Chips is the author of Each Day a Small Victory which Can of Worms Press is publishing in July. It is Chips's debut novel and a tour de force, not to mention a force of nature - Each Day is 'Rural Noir' - Pulp Fiction Meets Wind in the Willows.

Oscar Grillo has interpreted the novel with some fabulous illustrations. More of Oscar's work can be seen here, Grillomation.

Where's the beef

Starter from borough cookbook

The crowds arrive

Arts unwraps

Mark Mason can of Worms first author enjoys a chilled one.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Open a Can of Worms at Arts Unwrapped

Do please come along to our offices in Peacock Yard this coming weekend (8 - 10 June) to view some of the fine illustrations from books we have published and are soon to publish.

We shall have work from our Graphic Shakespeare series by Ian Pollock and some work in progress by Oscar Grillo for our upcoming Tempest.

We shall also be showing some of Oscar's fine work for Chips Hardy's "Rural Noir" debut novel: Each Day a Small Victory.

Boing-Boing the Bionic Cat and Ruth Denise Lear's wonderful watercolours will be ever present as well as the work of Michael Molloy form the Jack series by Sheila Molloy.

Fine photography from George Nicholson from his Made in Southwark celebration as well as upcoming work to be featured in The Borough Market Cookbook: Meat & Fish.

Please do join us over the weekend and if you are around Friday evening from 6pm - 10pm please join us for a drink and a sample of some of the food from our Borough Market Cookbook.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

You can with Can of Worms

Can of Worms, graphic Shakespeare series provides complete editions of the Bard's plays in a graphic novel format. The interpretative illustrations create a context that makes Shakespeare accessible to readers of all abilities. The said becomes the stage.

Held to ransom

The two Jennys take are hostages to fortune at the Ransom Can of Worms stand.

Yearning to learn

The education how has opened and again Can of Worms is exhibiting with the fine people from Ransom Publishing.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

New Kurt Vonnegut

A delightful lunch with debut author Pete Coombs