Deserter Presents: Shirk, Rest and Play

By Andrew Grumbridge and Vincent Raison

50,000 words that will change your life - or your money back.*

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Support the project and get your name in the back of the book (N.B. you will not get a copy of the book).
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The ebook and your name in the back of the book.
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POWER NAP

Receive a 1st edition paperback, ebook and your name in the back of the book.
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CLASSIC LEAN

Signed 1st edition paperback, ebook and your name in the back of the book.
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LA-Z-BOY

Read with a mate: two signed 1st editions, two names in back of book.
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POSTER POSEUR

A rare limited edition A1 poster of the acclaimed cover of Today South London, Tomorrow South London, a copy of the new book, Shirk, Rest & Play, plus the ebook and your name in the back.

Only 8 available.

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FOOTBALL HOOLIE

Join the authors for an afternoon of non-league football action at either Dulwich Hamlet FC or Peckham Town FC, plus a first-edition book, ebook and your name in both. Highly likely to include a pint after.

Travel not included

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$90  + shipping
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SOFA

Limited edition A3 print of artwork from the book, a signed first edition and your name in the back.
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THROW A SICKIE

A limited edition Shirk, Rest & Play T-shirt, a signed 1st edition and your name in the back of the book.
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$100  + shipping
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5-DAY WEEKEND

Super Patron: a special mention as Super Patron in the frontispiece of the book, an invitation to a hand-picked South London pub crawl with the authors, a signed 1st edition paperback, ebook, invitation to launch party.
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$225  + shipping

NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE

We will write your obituary. Pimp up your life with a highly exaggerated potted biography, yours to keep and send on to friends and family. We will even publish it on Deserter if you wish. Plus signed 1st edition paperback, ebook and your name in the back of the book.
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MEN ABOUT TOWN

We will come to your town or neighbourhood, spend a day messing about and then write it up for Deserter (unless it’s fucking miles away, in which case we will do a virtual visit). And you can join us if you like. Plus signed 1st edition paperback, ebook and your name in the back of the book.

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HIGH ROLLER

Be included in the book as a character and appear in it as illustrated by Emily Medley, receive a signed 1st edition, special mention in Super Patron list at front of book, invitation to launch party, ebook.
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PODCAST PATRONISER

Become a patron of the arts and sponsor the next series of Deserter Pubcast (10 episodes, exclusive sponsor). 


"Top 50 Podcasts to Listen to on a Lockdown" (Sunday Times)

"7th Most Essential podcast in the world" (Esquire magazine)

"Genial babble... about nothing" (David Hepworth, The Guardian)

"It'll never catch on." (Half-life)


Ideal for brewers, soft-furnishing brands and anyone wishing to reach a global audience of slackers and drop-outs. Also receive the book, ebook and your name in the front as a Super Patron.

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POWER NAP - EARLY BIRD

Receive a 1st edition paperback, ebook and your name in the back of the book (limited to 25 people).
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SLAB O’ CANS

24 x 440ml cans of fresh, delicious Deserter IPA from Southey Brewery, plus a first-edition paperback, ebook and your name in both.

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