The High and Lonesome Blues of Tommy the Bruce

James Yorkston

Meet Tommy Bruce – marooned in his ramshackle hotel, slowly but determinedly drinking himself and his business out of existence. Until one evening into the lounge-bar walks Fiona McLean.

30% funded

Crushed Mexican Spiders

Tibor Fischer

Dark, clever, funny: two new stories from a modern master

105% funded

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Conversations With Spirits

E O Higgins

The story of a dissipated genius in a borrowed hat and coat

105% funded

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The Wake

Paul Kingsnorth

A post-apocalyptic novel set in 1066

116% funded

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Versailles

Yannick Hill

An epic novel about identity in the internet age

105% funded

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The Half Life of Joshua Jones

Danny Scheinmann

A genre-busting novel about love, death and self-discovery from the best-selling author of Random Acts of Heroic Love

108% funded

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The Serendipity Foundation

Sam Smit

Terrorism with a social conscience, a debut novel

139% funded

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Seas of Snow

Kerensa Jennings

A psychological thriller that explores whether evil is born or made

112% funded

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Narcissism For Beginners

Martine McDonagh

Formerly 'Things We Can't Undo' - Sonny was five when he last saw his mother. At 21, he sets off on a journey to find her.

107% funded

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The Story of John Nightly

Tot Taylor

A novel about the rise and fall of a 70s musical prodigy

111% 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.

100% funded

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Dazzling The Gods

Tom Vowler

A brother returns from exile to stir up the past. A widower observes his daughter blossoming amid the carnage of war. A short story collection

102% funded

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Mister Woodreeve's Reflection

Robert Bluck

Can the secrets be unravelled if they share the impossible things they have seen?

101% funded

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The Glorious Dead

Tim Atkinson

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

104% funded

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The Optimist

Sophie Kipner

A delusional girl’s very misguided search for love

111% 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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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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Under The Table

David Hargreaves

The young Dominic de Silva tries to forge his own path through the lost world of the 1960s and 1970s

118% funded

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The Broken Mirror

Jonathan Coe and Chiara Coccorese

A fable for all ages about a mirror which reflects an alternative world

104% funded

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All The Perverse Angels

Sarah K. Marr

Spanning Victorian Oxford to the London of the 1980s, “All the Perverse Angels” is a novel about the nature of loss and the confusion of love, about the stories we are told and the stories we tell ourselves

114% funded

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The Backstreets of Purgatory

Helen Taylor

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

107% funded

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The Speed of Life

Richard Jobson

Two time travelling Aliens arrive on Earth searching for David Bowie

127% funded

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A Blindefellows Chronicle

Auriel Roe

A composite comic novel; thirteen interconnected stories that take place over forty years. Its setting is Blindefellows, a second rate public school in the West Country

102% 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

Twice The Speed Of Dark

Lulu Allison

What does it mean to care about the deaths of distant strangers? What does it take to bear the loss of a child?

104% funded

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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

108% 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

100% funded

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Cull

Tanvir Bush

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

104% funded

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