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The Backstreets of Purgatory

By Helen Taylor

Caravaggio in Glasgow: A Tale of Art, Insanity and Irn Bru

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102 pledges


An ebook edition of the book
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$40  + shipping
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A first edition of the hardback plus the ebook
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$55  + shipping
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A signed first edition of the hardback plus the ebook
$75  + shipping
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Tote Bag

Backstreets tote bag (emblazoned with the names of the principal characters), and a can of Irn Bru. Plus a signed first edition of the hardback plus the ebook and your name in the back of the book.
$90  + shipping
4 pledges

Read with a Friend

Two signed first edition of the hardback (only pay shipping once) plus the ebook.
$150  + shipping
13 pledges

Cover Art

Signed A4 fine art print of the cover art. Plus a signed first edition of the hardback plus the ebook.
$190  + shipping
1 pledge

5 books

5 x 1st edition hardbacks (shipped together) plus the ebook.
$225  + shipping
3 pledges

Book Group

Five signed hardbacks, personal appearance at your book group, box of six Tunnock’s Teacakes (UK mainland), plus the ebook and five names in the back of the book.
$225  + shipping
2 pledges


One place at lunch with the author in London or Glasgow plus signed special hardback edition and ebook
$300  + shipping
1 pledge

Backstreets Tour

Tour of the Backstreets of Partick and Glasgow’s West End with a stop for ice cream at the University Cafe and a pint at a salubrious establishment (limited to 2 tours, up to 4 people per tour), plus a signed first edition of the hardback plus the ebook.

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