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Love, madness, sex, booze and politics in Jazz Age Manhattan. A novel

Digital

13 pledges

An ebook edition of the book and your name in the back of the book.

Paperback

45 pledges

A special paperback edition, ebook and your name in the back of the book.

Collectable

27 pledges

A signed special paperback edition, ebook and your name in the back of the book.

The Fiction Desk

A signed copy of The Fiction Desk anthology Crying Just Like Anybody, featuring Richard's title story - where Quays began - as well as work by Matt Plass, SR Mastrantone, Die Booth and Miha Mazzini. Plus a signed special paperback edition, ebook and your name in the back of the book.

Jazz Age Classic Cartoons

3 pledges

Limited-edition, high-quality print of one of Richard's literary cartoons. Choose from two Jazz Age classics: Hammett's RED HARVEST or Fitzgerald's THE GREAT GATSBY. Plus a signed special paperback edition, ebook and your name in the back of the book

History-book Gift Set

5 pledges

Gift set of signed copies of Richard’s four history books, including English History: Strange But True and Bum Fodder: An Absorbing History Of Toilet Paper. Plus a signed special paperback edition, ebook and your name in the back of the book.

Booktoon / Special offer

2 pledges

An original hand-drawn, hand-lettered, mounted cartoon by Richard of your favourite literary character. Plus a signed special paperback edition, ebook and your name in the back of the book.

Book Group

2 pledges

Richard will talk to your book group – in person if possible, or by Skype – about his novel (or whatever else you like, really). Plus five signed special paperback editions, ebook and five names in the back of the book.

Story Critique

Constructive, in-depth expert appraisal, in writing, of your short story. Plus a signed special paperback edition, ebook and your name in the back of the book.

Custom Crossword

An original printed cryptic or quiz crossword, set by Richard, on a theme of your choice. Plus a signed special paperback edition, ebook and your name in the back of the book.

Writing Workshop

All-day (10am – 4pm) writing masterclass in person. Up to six people; I can do this anywhere in the North. Plus six signed special paperback editions, ebook and six names in the back of the book.

Novel Critique

Constructive, in-depth expert appraisal, in writing, of your novel or work-in-progress. Plus a signed special paperback edition, ebook and your name in the back of the book.

Literary Quiz Night

Richard (a Mastermind question-setter and former finalist) will compile 4 sets of tailored quiz questions on literary subjects of your choice. Plus a signed special paperback edition, ebook and your name in the back of the book.

Mentoring

Richard will offer expert mentoring over a two-month period, providing help and guidance with regard to your novel or short fiction. Plus a signed special paperback edition, ebook and your name in the back of the book.