Tindal Street's new look for Gaynor Arnold

Tindal Street's new look for Gaynor Arnold

<p>Birmingham-based indie Tindal Street Press is giving Orange and Booker-longlisted author Gaynor Arnold&#39;s works a new look as it publishes her d&eacute;but collection of short stories and looks ahead to her new novel in 2012.</p><p>Tindal Street will be simultaneously publishing short story collection,<em> Lying Together</em>, and reissuing her lauded 2008 work, <em>Girl in a Blue Dress</em>, on 3rd February, both with the same style of typographically led covers.</p><p>Publishing director Alan Mahar likened the covers to those of Sarah Waters and Kate Atkinson, with Tindal Street working with designer Gavin Morris and illustrator Neil Gower to create the new style.</p><p>Mahar said: &quot;She&#39;s an experienced and accomplished writer and the first book wasn&#39;t a fluke. We want to present her more as a career writer and a class act. The aim was chiefly to create a look for her books in order to attract new readers and to give a continuity between<em> Girl .</em> . . and the short stories.&quot;</p><p><em>Lying Together</em> was described by Mahar as a collection full of empathy and insight about the &quot;self-deceit and misunderstandings&quot; hidden within relationships. It will be published as a &pound;12.99 royal paperback, with <em>Girl in a Blue Dress</em>, Arnold&#39;s d&eacute;but novel fictionalising life in Charles Dickens&#39; household, released as a &pound;7.99 B-format paperback.</p><p>Arnold&#39;s next novel, provisionally entitled <em>Daisy and Mr Jameson</em> and which is influenced by the life of Lewis Carroll, will be published as a hardback, with pricing to be confirmed.</p>