Jen in Sorbas Sorbas - hanging houses
In books, contrary to collective wisdom, the story isn’t so bleak, either. I can recall a strong core of fellow sailors who voraciously read any and every western they could lay their hands on. I’m sure that is the case for the other Armed Services. Where did that market and those readers go? Now, it seems rare to see a new western published in the UK.
Actually, that’s the way most readers see it, but in fact the independent publisher Robert Hale, who’s been around since 1936, has been bucking against that trend for twenty years with their imprint Black Horse Westerns. Primarily aimed at libraries, these attractive and colourful hardback editions maintain the action and myth of the Old West yet also recognise modern story ingredients such as psychological drama, domestic violence, betrayal, mystery, horror, romance and of course heroism.
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