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

A Small Fiction

James & Jefferson Miller

A Small Fiction is an illustrated collection of 150 tiny stories, each told in 140 characters or less.

161% funded

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The Disappeared

Amy Lord

A story about a family torn apart by obsession and the need to rebel against a violent regime, set in a broken, dystopian Britain

42% 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 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

The Backstreets of Purgatory

Helen Taylor

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

106% funded

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Reset

Rowanne Westhenry

Change the narrative – for better or worse

30% funded

The Black Prince

Anthony Burgess and Adam Roberts

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

80% funded

Ideal Angels

Robert Welbourn

How much can one person change you?

101% funded

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The Iron Bird

Robert Woodshaw

A novel that takes the premise of ANIMAL FARM and applies it to the life of Margaret Thatcher.

108% 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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Midland

James Flint

A tale of two families torn apart by hidden debts of love...

100% funded

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The Wall In The Head

Christopher Beanland

A black comedy about love, loss, the death of dreams, failure, bad TV, bad jokes, brutalist buildings. And Birmingham.

13% 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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Economy

Nirpal Dhaliwal

Sex, death and a transvestite Muslim punk band – can Sukhi find a life-life balance?

7% funded

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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Love Bites

Elena Kaufman

Foreigners, drifters, and eccentrics reach out to strangers in their desire to be witnessed, to be connected, and to find safety in a sea of anonymity

102% funded

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The Speed of Life

Richard Jobson

Two time travelling Aliens arrive on Earth searching for David Bowie

125% funded

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Monsters

Raphaela Weissman

A relentless portrait of a family on the brink of chaos, as they struggle to care for each other under the weight of fear.

100% 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

A Thing of the Moment

Bruno Noble

"The I is a thing of the moment, and yet our lives are ruled by it. We cannot rid ourselves of this inexistent thing." (John Gray, Straw Dogs, 2002) A novel on the nature of the self

107% 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

Cull

Tanvir Bush

A fabulous, funny, sharp, outrageous satire about the deadly dark side of discrimination

102% funded

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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

South of Hannah

David Norman

A Texas musician uncovers the secrets of a mysterious composer. A literary novel about heartache, jealousy, and jazz

139% funded

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The Cartography of Others

Catherine McNamara

The Cartography of Others is a collection of short stories that explores the geography of the body and the migration of the heart

103% funded

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