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The Madonna of Bolton

By Matt Cain

An everyday story of love, life and Causing a Commotion

You made The Madonna of Bolton a reality. It's available in all good book stores now.
161 pledges


The e-book edition
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$25  + shipping
262 pledges


A hardback copy.
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$40  + shipping
50 pledges

Early bird signed hardback

Signed first edition hardback, the e-book and your name in the back of the book
For the first 50 pledges received only
$50  + shipping
70 pledges


Signed first edition hardback, and the e-book
$65  + shipping
36 pledges

Dedicated hardback

A subscriber’s edition hardback, signed and personally dedicated by the author, plus the e-book and your name in the back of the book
$65  + shipping
6 pledges

Pub Crawl around the Gay Scene: Manchester or London

Join Matt on a grand return to the bars of his own youth, and not-so-youth. Dance yourself silly. Exchange Madonna anecdotes. First drink included. Plus everything at the Collector level.
Date to be confirmed
Travel and accommodation not included
$90  + shipping
13 pledges

Dedicated with handwritten Madonna lyric

A subscriber’s edition hardback, signed by the author and with a handwritten lyric of your choice (or a surprise), plus the e-book and your name in the back of the book
$125  + shipping
16 pledges

Special Friends

Your name on a list of special friends at the top of the subscribers list at the back of the book, plus everything at the Collector level.
$190  + shipping
4 pledges

Madonna karaoke night

Sing your heart out to Madonna favourites with Matt and a few close friends. Plus everything at the Collectable level
Cost of booth and first drink included.
Central London. Travel and accommodation not included.
$250  + shipping
3 pledges

Creative writing class

A morning or afternoon class with Matt, a novelist and former judge of the Costa Book Awards and the Polari First Novel Prize. Send a short piece of your own work in advance for individual feedback. Plus everything at the Collectable level
London based
Maximum of 12 people per class
$625  + shipping

Original unbound manuscript

A one-off: Matt's own manuscript, complete with his handwritten notes. Plus everything at the Collectable level
Only one available
$3,750  + shipping


Your name at the front of the book, with special thanks for making this novel happen. Plus five signed copies of the original, subscribers' edition.
Only 5 available
Free postage (UK only)

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