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The Porridge of the Countess Berthe

By Alexandre Dumas

First-ever translation in English of a unique goblin tale from Alexandre Dumas, the famous author of The Three Musketeers and The Comte of Monte Cristo.

On the bank of the Old Medieval Rhine, there was a kind, compassionate, determinate and noble human being; the Countess Berthe. She founded a rather unusual tradition, an annual feast set on the first of May of each year, The Porridge of the Countess Berthe.

To ensure the future of this newfound tradition and in spite of Nature’s forces as well as greed of the living, the Countess Berthe resorted to unite with the Cobolds, the good spirits which were known to live, work and prosper in the foundation of the castle.

“I must first tell you that in Germany there was once a race of good little spirits, who have unfortunately since disappeared, the tallest of them was barely six inches high. They were called Cobolds.”

A hidden gem from the past that has been uncovered with this translation for the interest, comfort and amusement of readers whatever their age and wherever they are.


Letters to you, to her, to no one

By Vasilena Spasova

“Hand in hand, two on the grey concrete, him and I. And we, Mum…We had just wanted some vanilla ice cream with chocolate chips. We hadn’t wanted anything more out of life, but life surprised us.”

Sometimes, one’s most sincere thoughts and feelings can only be expressed in a letter to their mother. Letters to you, to her, to no one is a moving story about a girl growing up in a Bulgarian orphanage told through intimate letters to her imaginary mother. The letters span years, recording a journey exploring friendship, loss, anorexia, and, most of all, dreams.

Recently published in the Bulgarian language, this self-translated version contains genuine art pieces drawn by parentless children who’ve proudly participated in the project.


84-19: Rhapsodies & Co from I

84-19: Rhapsodies & Co from I

Inspired by the fate of Julia and Winston under the watchful eyes of Big Brother of George Orwell’s 1984, Docteur Cybirdy has compiled an eclectic blend of quotes, briefs, and rhapsodies:

84-19 Rhapsodies & Co from I Naming and shaming world leaders, casting light on post- genomic science, and highlighting the main triggers of the inhuman aspect of the Covid era. With courage, Docteur Cybirdy reveals her thoughts and intimate beliefs, prompting an urgent review of the role of post-genomic science in today’s world while instilling hope for a peaceful and serene future for humanity.


Hippocrates of London

In the pre-Covid UK capital, Melo, a young blogger and anthropologist, is sought out by the mysterious Dr Elpis, a woman who hides her face. Despite the doctor’s secrecy, Melo is intrigued by her open and honest desire to share her worldview as one of the last independent doctors in London.

Whip-smart, provocative and animated by a mystical quest of universality, it is one of the most original collections of medical stories in recent years.

Docteur Cybirdy is a faceless writer and a General Physician who has practiced medicine for the past thirty years in France and in the UK.

Passionate about art of medicine and ethics, in Hippocrates of London, her debut novel, she shares her anecdotes with humanity and dignity, with a literary twist removed from hyper-rationality.