Sweetmeat – Limited Edition Hardcover, Signed and numbered


Strictly limited edition. Signed and hand-numbered. 500 only. First and only printing. All orders placed before 1 October 2022 will receive an invitation to an exclusive Halloween Zoom Event with Mark on 30 October. 

Sweetmeat is as old as Wales. As old as the valleys and the mountains. He was here long before humans. He was around when dragons ruled this land. Then the people came and Sweetmeat was forced to hide in the river, until he discovered that humans offered nourishment. They tasted good. They tasted sweet.

When four-year-old Nicky goes missing from a housing estate in north Wales, the local kids are sure they know what happened to him. He was taken by Sweetmeat, a creature who loves nothing more than the taste of a naughty child. But when best friends Philip and Sam set off across the valley to Sweetmeat’s lair, they have no idea that the journey will change the course of their lives forever.

Sweetmeat is a novella based on the book-within-a-book from The Retreat. A creepy story that’s perfect for Halloween, available only in this very limited hardcover edition which is both a beautiful collector’s item and a perfect gift for fans of Mark and scary stories in general. It features a cover, endpapers and illustrations created by Karis Harrington from a brief by Mark, who personally supervised the production and printing of this book. Once these have sold out, they will never be reprinted in any format, and will not be available in ebook format until 2023. This is your chance to own a truly limited and special item.

Your copy will be despatched mid-October 2022. UK orders will be sent First Class signed for. Orders from USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand will be sent International Tracked. Sadly, due to tax restrictions we cannot ship elsewhere. We will do everything we can to get your book to you by 31 October.

Restricted to 3 copies per household.

Bonus: 1 in 25 copies have a special ‘doodle’ by Mark on the signature page. These will be allocated at random.

*Hardback book with foil-stamped cover beneath dust jacket
*All signed and hand-numbered by Mark
*Black ribbon
*Contains beautiful endpapers plus three creepy illustrations by Karis Harrington
*Afterword by the author
*Mark’s first ever limited edition hardcover

Please note: Due to the extremely limited nature of this novella, any books lost in the mail cannot be replaced unless there are still copies in stock; a refund will be given instead.

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