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.

41% funded

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.

74% funded

A Curious History of Sex

Kate Lister

A cornucopia of giggles, gaffs, titillation, temptations, and exceptional expertise in all things historically sexual from Dr Kate Lister aka @Whores of Yore.

116% funded


Trans Britain: Our Long Journey from the Shadows

Edited by Christine Burns

A comprehensive account of the landmark events which shaped the transgender community over the last five decades, told through a series of essays by real experts who were there and can describe the knock-on effects today

116% funded


Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Michael Smith

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

157% funded


Rebel Rebel: How Mavericks Made the Modern World

Chris Sullivan

A riotous history of people and things that broke the mould

127% funded


Pride, Not Prejudice

Edited by Helen Belcher

A collection of 21 essays written by transgender and non-binary people in the UK.

25% funded

The Paper Time Machine

Wolfgang Wild and Jordan Lloyd

Imagine the past in colour? Now you don’t have to…

159% funded


Second-Hand Stories

Josh Spero

The amazing stories behind my second-hand books and the people who owned them

107% funded


Agrippina: Empress, Exile, Hustler, Whore

Emma Southon

A biography of the most extraordinary woman in the Roman world

144% funded


Ireland's Green Larder

Margaret Hickey

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

109% funded


Gin Lane Gazette

Adrian Teal

Heat magazine – 18th century style

112% funded


Conversations With Spirits

E O Higgins

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

105% funded


Forgotten Heroes of Comedy

Robert Ross

A Celebration of the Comedy underdog

107% funded


The Wake

Paul Kingsnorth

A post-apocalyptic novel set in 1066

116% funded


Saving Bletchley Park

Sue Black

The story of the saving of the home of modern computing

219% funded


The Lifers' Club

Francis Pryor

Archaeology can be a dirty business

127% funded



Simon Napier-Bell

A one-volume insider history of the whole damn music business

110% funded


The Irish Pasha

Louise Foxcroft

The astonishing private and public lives of a maverick Edwardian Egyptologist

106% funded


Empire of Booze

Henry Jeffreys

A history of the British Empire told through drink

131% funded


The House of Fiction

Phyllis Richardson

A cultural exploration of British houses in fiction

110% funded


What If The Queen Should Die?

John-Paul Flintoff

A literary-historical adventure, based on the true story of Britain's most tragic queen

103% funded


The Private Life of the Diary

Sally Bayley

From Pepys to Tweets: a history of the diary as an art form

113% funded


The Way, The Truth and The Dead

Francis Pryor

Alan Cadbury is back in the thrilling sequel to The Lifers' Club

114% funded


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


The Book Of Bera Part One: Sea Paths

Suzie Wilde

The first in a brand new series of Viking adventure fantasy novels

110% funded


Domini Mortum

Paul Holbrook

A supernatural murder mystery novel set in late Victorian London.

100% funded


Encounters With Harriet Martineau

Stuart Hobday

A biography of Harriet Martineau, the first female journalist

107% funded


Five Cards To Kiev

Dan Ellis-Jones

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

20% funded