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Come help us launch Now Legwarmers, 20th April 2018

This April we launch the first in a new series of novels, Now Legwarmers by Pascal O’Loughlin!

6pm-9pm Friday 20th April 2018
Secret location! (3mins from Dalston Kingsland and Dalston Junction Overground)
RSVP to receive a drinks token (limited): david [at] henninghamfamilypress.co.uk

This beautiful litho-printed and notch-bound paperback has a short cover (image by Mike Newton) that reveals foil-debossed endpapers made with pulped animal dung. It will be available to buy on the night, or you can pre-order below!

Now Legwarmers by Pascal O'Loughlin
Now Legwarmers
by Pascal O’Loughlin

“I wanted to reach into the book and tell him that eventually everything will be okay. His description of small town life is excruciatingly perfect, his attention to detail is exquisite. It’s a gem of a book.”  – Marian Keyes

“Kept so clear and seemingly simple, its skill with what goes unsaid makes it unforgettable. What a beauty.” – Ali Smith on ‘Two Tickets for the Musical’

“On a housing estate called ClonduffSiberia deep in the middle of nowhere really, the body of a horse named RottingDead lies buried in the garden of a house that no family has moved into yet. The body of this horse does not have the head attached but it does have a heart, and its heart is lonely and filled with longing.”

John and his Mother, grieving for his Father, move to ClonduffSiberia. John meets Angela at a youth club disco and she introduces him to kissing, Bowie and cigarettes. Suddenly a girl goes missing and the answer seems to lie in the grown-up world of love and loss John is struggling to navigate.

Pursued by, vivid ghosts, anxious visions and ne’er-do-wells, John takes us with him as he finds himself, in the wrong place.

Pre-Order this novel NOW here:

Now Legwarmers by Pascal O’Loughlin


The best ways to buy:

  1. Direct from our website. Our writers receive almost ten times more money if you buy direct from us. UK customers also get FREE postage. They usually get it quicker too.
  2. From your local Independent Bookshop. Your enquiry brings our authors to the booksellers’ attention. You’ll normally get FREE postage too. Our books are distributed quickly and professionally by NBN International.

Please be aware that discounts applied by big online stores may mean less money for our authors. 


Pascal O’Loughlin was born in Dublin, moved to London in the 1980s, and became a Librarian at the National Poetry Library.

He won the Chroma Queer Short Story Competition in 2006, judged by Ali Smith and Michael Arditti. His published poems, stories, zines and pamphlets include Walking Naked, Chocoholochismo, RWF/RAF (with Sarah Crewe) and YUKIKO.

Now Legwarmers is his debut novel.


Now Legwarmers
by Pascal O’Loughlin
ISBN: 9781999797416
240 pages
188mm x 130mm x 20mm
Fiction (FA, FIC000000)
available 20th April 2018


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