Duncton Wood Deluxe Edition

By William Horwood

A special edition of a classic book

Fiction | Sci-fi & Fantasy
123% funded
234 supporters
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Publication date: June 2018

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106 pledges

Limited Edition Hardback

A signed limited edition of the deluxe hardback plus an immediate download of the ebook and your name in the back of the book.
$50  + shipping
52 pledges

Dedication

A signed limited edition of the deluxe edition hardback with a personal dedication from William plus an immediate download of the ebook and your name in the back of the book.
$65  + shipping
32 pledges

Handwritten

A signed limited edition of the deluxe edition hardback with your choice of some handwritten lines from the book inscribed by William (you can request a specific line or two if you wish) plus an immediate download of the ebook and your name in the back of the book.
$70  + shipping
1 pledge

Webinar

A Skype 'meet the author' event where participants can throw any questions they like at William. He will discuss his books, offer writing advice and discuss any subject that crops up. Plus a signed limited edition hardback, an immediate download of the ebook and your name in the back of the book.
$75  + shipping
18 pledges

Quote Cards

A collection of six beautifully designed postcards with quotes from the book. These postcards are limited edition and will only ever be available by purchasing this level. Plus an immediate download of the ebook signed limited edition of the deluxe hardback and your name in the back of the book.
$95  + shipping
5 pledges

Duncton Wood Walk

A walk through Wittenham Clumps in Oxfordshire, one of the inspirations for Duncton Wood, with William. He will talk about how he came to write the books and why the woods in and around Oxford were so important in his work. Plus a signed limited edition hardback, an immediate download of the ebook and your name in the back of the book.
Only 10 available
$100  + shipping
11 pledges

One for Keeping, One for Giving

Two copies of the signed limited edition hardbacks with a personal dedication of your choice in each plus an immediate download of the ebook and your name in the back of the book.
$160  + shipping
3 pledges

Dinner

Your place at an intimate, private dinner with William and a small number of fellow pledgers at a London restaurant. Plus a signed limited edition hardback, an immediate download of the ebook and your name in the back of the book.
Only 7 available
$200  + shipping
2 pledges

Batch order

4 x signed limited editions of the deluxe edition hardbacks with personal dedications from William plus an immediate download of the ebook and 4 names in the back of the book.
$250  + shipping
3 pledges

Masterclass

A half-day writing masterclass to be hosted by William (in either Oxford or London). This will be an intensive and highly interactive 'how-to' workshop designed to kick-start your writing plans, or invigorate your work-in-progress, and set clear and achievable goals. Plus a signed limited edition hardback, an immediate download of the ebook and your name in the back of the book.
Only 17 available.
$315  + shipping
6 pledges

Leather-Bound Edition

An exclusive leather-bound edition of the book, made by hand, signed, numbered and dedicated by William. Plus an immediate download of the ebook and your name in the back of the book.
Only 10 available

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It’s strange but true that main-line publishers often have no idea why some books sell while others don’t. In fact the only people who do know are you and I, the readers. We browse, we surf, we talk to each other, we look, we find, we turn the pages and… we like. We really like. Then we buy.

That’s what happened back in 1980 when my first novel Duncton Wood was published. My friends, family and publishers were doubtful, saying: but it’s about moles! No, it’s about love. Maybe, but it’s still about moles. No, it’s about courage and spiritual quest. Yes, but they’re moles! No, it’s about you and I, about what we do, why we do it, what gives meaning to our lives, the universe and everything. But, but, but… surely it’s… It’s a journey and maybe once you start you’ll not want it to end...

Duncton Wood hit the best-seller a few weeks after publication and stayed there for six months. Five more Duncton books followed at which point I was satisfied that the journey was complete. Each book stood alone, as do the phases of our lives; yet each led to the next. When the last book was published in 1993 readers wanted more. But I felt that the characters – and the journey shared with readers – had reached a natural end.

Seven years later, for personal reasons, I did that rare thing for an author and withdrew all the titles from the market. The ‘personal reasons’ were simple: I no longer liked the fact that the big mainstream print publishers were gate-keepers of author creativity, often blocking or effectively suppressing work that authors like me wanted to write and readers like you wanted to read. I felt there must be a different and better way of getting my Duncton stories out there.

There is: crowd-funding and digital. The technology has come of age such that a project like Unbound gives back to authors and readers – and really we are the same – the power to make wonderful books, books to like, books to love. The right time finally for author and reader to work together to make the moles of Duncton Wood, who are really all of us, available in print form again in the right way. Meaning enjoyably, for the different rewards are fun, interesting and worthwhile; and best of all, crowd-funding offers us a chance to meet and explore how to take our journey together forward once more.

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$40  + shipping
106 pledges

Limited Edition Hardback

A signed limited edition of the deluxe hardback plus an immediate download of the ebook and your name in the back of the book.
$50  + shipping
52 pledges

Dedication

A signed limited edition of the deluxe edition hardback with a personal dedication from William plus an immediate download of the ebook and your name in the back of the book.