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SPRING NEWS FROM THE TALLISTON LABYRINTH: FESTIVALS, REOPENING & NEW BOOK LAUNCH

Friday, 14 May 2021

Great to be welcoming guests back to the house and gardens which are looking spectacular as they start to bloom for the new year. Two items of news for you this time:

 

JOHN TARROW at the ESSEX BOOK FESTIVAL

One of the hardest parts of lockdown was the cancelling of a whole host of school visits, book group talks, conventions and book festival appearances. So it was wonderful news that The…

WINTER NEWS FROM THE TALLISTON LABYRINTH

Monday, 7 December 2020

As we approach the end of the year, I wanted to get in one more update with news of what is happening with the books, house and gardens. On the publication front everything is in hiatus as the sequel and non-fiction manuscripts await next steps. Though there has been lots of work creating video and behind-the-scenes content for The Talliston Fellowship and setting the house for our faerie tale installation…

LATEST NEWS FROM TALLISTON HOUSE & GARDENS

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

This video is a sneak peek of just one of the amazing exclusive content available to members of The Talliston Fellowship.

 

It has been over a year since the publication of The Stranger’s Guide To Talliston – and what a year it’s been! Now lockdown is beginning to ease, I thought I would give everyone an update on what is happening and how to keep involved with all things Talliston.

VISITING…

HAVE YOU ENJOYED READING THE STRANGER'S GUIDE TO TALLISTON?

Thursday, 15 August 2019

  • John Tarrow at the Forbidden Planet book signing.

 

In the few weeks since launch, The Stranger's Guide To Talliston has had a wonderful welcome to the reading world. We've appreared on the BBC and ITV, garnered a raft of great reviews, wowed at the London Film & Comic Con / YA Lit Con and had some great readers' feedback. So, as Worldcon Dublin starts today – and every science fiction…

OUT TODAY! THE STRANGER'S GUIDE TO TALLISTON IS ONLINE & INSTORE!

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Well, this is the end of a quite remarkable journey – and perhaps the beginning of a new one.

Today The Stranger's Guide To Talliston is launched online and instores across the UK, Europe and the USA. This week we have featured on television, radio, print and digital channels and we are just two weeks away from appearing at the London Film and Comic Con. This event has close to 100,000 attendees…

THE STRANGER'S GUIDE TO TALLISTON HAS ARRIVED!

Monday, 29 April 2019

Talliston House & Gardens today took delivery of our author copies of The Stranger's Guide to Talliston novels. These are the first of the 500 limited editions and supporters should receive their copies next week.

This really does complete the Talliston project, offering a story narrative to the rooms of the house and gardens. It also looks like an artefact from the house – a book to grace…

THE STRANGER'S GUIDE TO TALLISTON PUBLICATION DATE & BOOK LAUNCH

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

As you will have read, The Stranger’s Guide To Talliston is now printing and the 500 limited edition copies are expected to be in the UK warehouses by the last day in April 2019. While the trade hardback is not set to be released for another two months (11th July 2019) for the summer, your copies that you have waited so long to receive will be with you in the first days of May 2019.

I would…

THE STRANGER'S GUIDE TO TALLISTON COVER REVEAL, PUBLICATION DATE & A NEW ADVENTURE...

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

The first months of 2019 have been a whirl of activity as we finalised the manuscript, dustcover, endpapers, foil hardback cover image, internal artwork – and organised The Golden Key To Talliston annual prize draw, Stranger’s Guide tours of the house & gardens, and updated Tarrow.co.uk website with the branded artworks, images and information.

I would personally like to thank the team of editors…

LAST CHANCE TO OWN! LIMITED EDITION CLOSES MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY 3RD MARCH

Friday, 1 March 2019

A sneak peak of the beautiful foil golden raven on the dustjacket of the Stranger's Guide.

At midnight on Sunday 3rd March advanced orders of the limited edition of THE STRANGER”S GUIDE TO TALLISTON will close. So if you or anyone you know would like to own one of only 500 special edition hardbacks, then this is the final chance.

Having seen the artwork and internal pages, this is truly…

LAST CHANCE TO OWN! SUPPORTERS' LIST CLOSES IN THREE WEEKS!

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Advanced orders of the special edition of THE STRANGER”S GUIDE TO TALLISTON close at midnight (GMT) on 6th January 2019.

We are now a few weeks away from entering the final stage of production, and the publishers are closing the supporters list at midnight on Twelfth Night 2019.

Don't miss out as this version of the book will never be sold elsewhere and will never be republished.

The…

LATEST NEWS FROM THE LABYRINTH: THE STRANGER'S GUIDE TO WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE WORLD OF TALLISTON

Thursday, 15 November 2018

The process of bringing a final manuscript to bookshops is not a swift one. With over 100,00 words to copy edit, proof and layout there’s a lot of work going on behind the scenes to bring you your special edition version of The Stranger’s Guide to Talliston. Currently the covers are being crafted and the story is finished editing and will soon be laid out and ready for that final proof.

It seems…

EXPLORING THE THREE CORE PRINCIPLES OF THE STRANGER'S GUIDE TO TALLISTON

Friday, 24 August 2018

With the story & development edit done, cover briefed and the copy edit in progress, The Stranger's Guide To Talliston is well on its way for publication. While we work to make this special edition of the book, I wanted to share the core tenets or principles behind Joe's journey through the labyrinth. To illustrate these, here are three pages from the recent talk I gave at the Finchingfield Guidhall…

WANT TO READ THE ACTUAL STRANGER’S GUIDE? HERE’S YOUR CHANCE!

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Help The Stranger’s Guide To Talliston reach 125% funding and everyone who has pledged receives the complete text of the guidebook as an exclusive free gift!

On 20th July 2018, Netflix launches a new 12-part interior design series, Amazing Interiors to its subscribers – and Talliston House & Gardens is proud to be featured in the line up of the most fantastical properties from around the world…

LOCATIONS FROM THE STRANGER'S GUIDE TO TALLISTON

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

It has been a busy two months since we hit 100% as the grand task of novel development with the publisher, editors and the creative team continues. Golden labyrinths are being designed, the story has undergone a professional edit, and whispers of cover designs are being heard. At this stage a publication date is not far from being announced – and here at Talliston we have been busy contacting all…

WE ARE AT 100%!

Sunday, 1 April 2018

A great big thank you to everyone who has supported The Stranger’s Guide To Talliston.

To those who pledged for a book.

To those who shared, blogged, tweeted and otherwise spread the word around the globe.

To those who volunteered to help run events to raise money, or tell stories, or bake pizzas from scratch.

To those groups and associations who invited me to come and speak to…

PAGES FROM THE STRANGER'S GUIDE: A SHORT SURVIVAL GUIDE

Saturday, 17 March 2018

After the sensational news that The Stranger’s Guide to Talliston has reached 83% funding today, there is ever more necessity to quickly prepare you, Gentle Reader, for your imminent journey into the dark and dangerous labyrinth of the house & gardens. So, without further bluster...

Click here to explore the labyrinth of the house and gardens.

+++WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU BECOME LOST IN THE WORLDS…

PAGES FROM THE STRANGER'S GUIDE: ENTERING THE LABYRINTH

Saturday, 3 March 2018

And so the time approaches for your first journey into the timeless no-man's land that lies within Talliston. Here are a few more words of wisdom for that journeying from The Stranger's Guide... 

+++PREPARING FOR YOUR JOURNEY+++

Before entering the immortal labyrinth of the house it is essential that you spend time in preparation for your adventuring. Think of this as with the same respect as…

PAGES FROM THE STRANGER'S GUIDE: IN PREPARATION FOR YOUR JOURNEY

Friday, 23 February 2018

As we race to our halfway milestone, I thought it about time to start preparing you, gentle reader, for your eventual journey into the dark and dangerous labyrinth of the house & gardens. And where better to start than the pages of The Stranger's Guide itself. After all, this mysterious guidebook was written for this exact purpose.

For these updates, I want to look at the guidebook Joe finds within…

STORIES & PIZZA at TALLISTON HOUSE & GARDENS

Friday, 23 February 2018

Our two favourite things. In one fabulous evening.

On Saturday 10 March 2018 from 18:00 at Talliston, CM6 1DU, join your personal storyteller and other guests for a creative journey through the extraordianry house of the novel. In certain rooms, tales are told and when you get to the kitchen you eat delicious homemade pizza. Limited to 20 places. Half already booked. 

 

THE STORIES

A BIG THANKS TO THE EARLY SUPPORTERS!

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Just hit 9%! Wonderful, as we really haven't even started to get this out there! Please share and help me make it to 10% by the end of our first week.

It would also help a lot to get people sharing the book link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, your own personal networks, and with anyone who you think might be interested in reading such a book – this really helps to spread the word.

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Publication date: July 2019
114% funded
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