Eileen: The Making of Orwell

Sylvia Topp

The never before told story of George Orwell’s first wife, a woman who shaped, supported and even saved the life of one of the 20th century’s greatest writers.

64% funded

The Book of Bera: Obsidian

Suzie Wilde

A gripping Viking tale of one woman’s courage, facing old and new gods in the savage beauty of Ice Island.

37% funded

Bandstands: Pavilions for music, leisure and entertainment

Paul Rabbitts

A beautifully illustrated history of bandstands and other pavilions built for music.

32% funded

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Michael Smith

A new and handsomely illustrated translation of the Arthurian mediaeval masterpiece.

155% funded

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The Black Prince

Anthony Burgess and Adam Roberts

A novel by Adam Roberts adapted from an original script by Anthony Burgess.

80% funded

Magnificent Women and their Revolutionary Machines

Henrietta Heald

The true story of Britain’s early women engineers

114% funded

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The Deaths and Afterlife of Aleister Crowley

Ian Thornton

Aleister Crowley, the world’s wickedest man is back, to expose the truth

101% funded

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The Undiscovered Country

Aidan McQuade

'Why should people care about a murder during war time?' Two men attempt to solve the killing of a young boy during the Irish War of Independence in 1920.

48% funded

Who Killed Mary Ashford?

Elizabeth Cooke

The case in 1817 made legal history and national headlines - but was Mary Ashford really murdered?

5% funded

Forgotten Heroes of Comedy

Robert Ross

A Celebration of the Comedy underdog

112% funded

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The Private Life of Lord Byron

Antony Peattie

The first book to explore Byron's eating disorder, his father hunger and his rationale – Anorexia Heroica

100% funded

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Rebel Rebel: How Mavericks Made the Modern World

Chris Sullivan

A riotous history of people and things that broke the mould

126% funded

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Domini Mortum

Paul Holbrook

A supernatural murder mystery novel set in late Victorian London.

100% funded

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Five Cards To Kiev

Dan Ellis-Jones

Captain Jimmy Jones fears the end of the war means his luck has run out

20% funded

The Socialist Republic Of South London

David Wheeler

A pan-European family saga spanning 70 years detailing the fight against fascism and globalisation.

3% funded

The Pumilio Child

Judy McInerney

A dark Renaissance thriller exposing one of history's most depraved secrets

107% funded

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Agrippina: Empress, Exile, Hustler, Whore

Emma Southon

A biography of the most extraordinary woman in the Roman world

143% funded

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The Rebels' Riot Feast

Paul Sullivan

Adopted son of the town butcher, Ged Aldridge is on a mission to change history.

4% funded

The Glorious Dead

Tim Atkinson

A story of love, war and betrayal among the ruins of Ypres - a WW1 tale with a twist

103% funded

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Between the Regions of Kindness

Alice Jolly

A novel about the costs of peace – and whether family or conscience should come first

102% funded

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The Last Landlady

Laura Thompson

A homage to the English pub

105% funded

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Sleeping With The Past

Jenny Ryan

A snoozy travelogue around British history

33% funded

America Uber Alles

Jack Fernley (aka Wayne Garvie)

Time-travelling Nazis fight the War of Independence to create a fascist USA

103% funded

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The Secret Commonwealth

Jane Stevenson

History and folklore collide when a 17th century alchemist discovers there are supernatural forces at work as England slides inexorably towards Civil War

16% funded

Ireland's Green Larder

Margaret Hickey

A glorious ramble down the centuries telling the story of food and drink in Ireland

109% funded

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Joseph Gray's Camouflage

Mary Horlock

A memoir of the artist and camouflage pioneer spanning two world wars

119% funded

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Green Gold: The lost journals of John Jeffrey

Gabriel Hemery

160 years after the disappearance of a promising young explorer, the discovery of his missing journals finally reveals the truth behind an extraordinary adventure

60% funded

My Mr Keats

Eleanor Pilcher

A historical coming-of-age story about a young girl who befriends a dying boy kept in the attic of his family’s home

17% funded

The Illustrated Wake

Caroline Ross and Paul Kingsnorth

A beautiful illustrated edition of the prize-winning novel

17% funded