About Prospero

“volumes that I prize above my dukedom”
old library Newcastle Lit & Phil
We publish ebooks!
When Shakespeare’s Prospero was banished, the noble Gonzalo gave him not only “rich garments, linens, stuffs, and necessaries” but, declared Prospero, “knowing I loved my books, he furnished me from mine own library with volumes that I prize above my dukedom.” For him, “my library was dukedom large enough.”
In today’s less tempestuous days, the Prospero Authors’ Collective brings you a small but perfect library, with titles sure to delight you on your own enchanted isle:
O for a book and a shady nook
Either indoor or out
With the green leaves whispering overhead
Or the street cries all about
Where I may read all at my ease
Both of the new and old
For a jolly good book whereon to look
Is better to me than gold.
    [John Wilson, Victorian poet. Died 1889]
And in case the above makes you feel we favour Nook, let us quote Matthew Arnold:
We cannot Kindle when we will
The fire that in the heart resides.
The spirit bloweth and is still.
In mystery our soul resides.
But enough. Whether you read on Nook or Kindle or on whatever electronic reader – or if you prefer good old ink-on-paper – you are very WELCOME to the Prospero Authors’ Collective. Take a glance at our current and forthcoming titles.

2 thoughts on “About Prospero

  1. Are you based in the North East? Because the photo at the top of this post is undoubtedly the main reading room of the library of the Literary and Philosophical Society in Newcastle…incidentally, at that very table at the back where David Almond wrote several of his books.

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  2. Well spotted – it IS the Lit & Phil and is a picture that, despite our concentrating on ebooks here at Prospero, we very much hope will remain unchanged and much in use.
    We’re not based in the NE but in Gloucestershire – though our esteemed leader is a big fan of (whisper the words) the north west.

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