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The Freewheeling John Dowie

By John Dowie

A memoir about cycling and stand-up comedy

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E-book edition
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$25  + shipping
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1st edition paperback book, ebook edition
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$40  + shipping
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A signed first edition paperback, plus ebook edition
$115  + shipping
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Campers Special

Signed edition of the paperback plus a Zephyros Lightweight weatherproof one-man tent. Streamlined against the wind as well as being quick and simple to pitch: just the one pole to deal with. The inner door is fitted with a mesh panel for effective ventilation, and the porch is easily big enough for storing your gear once you turn in for the night. (Used by the author approximately five times so in nearly new condition). Only one available.
$130  + shipping
5 pledges

Bumper Package

Signed first edition paperback. Signed first edition of Dogman an “epic poem for children”, illustrated by Delphine Thomas. Signed first edition of Jesus My Boy, the script of JD’s play. Unsigned copy of The Dowie Poems, privately printed collection of 24 poems by JD, illustrated by Steve Ullathorne, each poem individually printed on quality card and packaged in an attractive brown envelope. An Arc of Hives, remastered CD of tracks recorded by JD for Virgin and Factory Records, unreleased demos recorded with the Smirks, Alberto Y Los Trios Paranoias and the Fabulous Poodles and live stand-up material from 1985, plus a booklet featuring detailed liner notes by Stewart Lee, Dave Cohen and James Nice. Cover by Ralph Steadman. (Only 5 Bumper Packages available)
$190  + shipping
7 pledges

Delivered to your door plus a story

A signed edition of the paperback will be delivered to you by the author, having ridden his bike to your front door from at least twenty miles away, followed, in less than a fortnight, by a one-off printed and bound story of the author’s journey, signed and dedicated to the recipient. (travel and accomodation may be requried if you are far from London)
$280  + shipping
4 pledges

Live in your living room

45-minute performance of extracts from the book read by the author, to you and your guests, in the privacy of your own home. Plus a signed paperback delivered to your door plus a story (travel and accomodation may be required if you are far from London).
$750  + shipping
1 pledge

Super donor

Your name in the front of the book, plus everything up to the Live in your living room level (except camper's special and bumper package)
$3,000  + shipping
1 pledge


Your name listed as the book's Patron in the front of the book. Only one available

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