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Portsmouth Fairy Tales for Grown-Ups is a fabulous collection of 25 stories by 11 writers all from Portsmouth and all about Portsmouth. You can the authors and get a fabulous read direct from the publisher. More ...
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What's In It For You?

This is is your chance to pre-order a very special book set in Portsmouth, have it signed by its authors and attend the VIP Launch at Portsmouth Guildhall, or have your book mailed to you directly.  You'll also receive an ebook via email called The Secret Places of Portsmouth, in which writers give their recommendations about their favourite locations, events and things to do in Portsmouth, and you'll get the Portsmouth Fairy Tales for Grown Ups literary map, for free.

This book will make great presents for Christmas, which is why we've discounted the price when you order more than one copy!

What's In It For Us?

Your pre-order will enable the publisher to pre-pay the print run rather than rely solely on after-print sales. We will be able to estimate how many books to produce in our first print run, which in turn will enable us to get books out to shops around the South, spreading the word about Portsmouth and its fabulous writers far and wide. Your order will help us directly.

If we get over our initial target of £300, all the better - the print run will be bigger than we hoped!

Okay, So What's In The Book?

It's a wonderful mixture of entertaining stories all set in Portsmouth. From a mysterious Flame Haired Girl on the beach at the Hot Walls, through the ghostly photograph of an impossible ship, the lives of missing girls nicknamed the Three Little Piggies to an improbable search for a unicorn through Portsmouth's streets and much more besides, Portsmouth Fairy Tales is packed with stories that are alternately whacky, ghoulish, bizarre and haunting.

Who Wrote It?

The authors are all Portsmouth-based, with a wide range of experience writing journalism, short stories, poetry, playwriting and novels. Among the writers are a tv playwright, a Latin teacher, a criminologist, an ex-pub Landlord, a university lecturer renowned for his travel writing and many more besides. The writers include nationally published authors and fresh new voices. What unites them all is the high quality of their work.

Each has a unique voice on which they draw to create surprising alternative worlds. Crime, Young Adult, Horror, Thriller, Comedy and much more besides are woven together to create these wonderful stories.  

The authors are:

Sarah Cheverton. Zella Compton, Lynne E Blackwood, Diana Bretherick, Tessa Ditner, Tom Harris, Christine Lawrence, Gareth Rees, William Sutton, Tom Sykes and Matt Wingett.

The front cover art was painted by local artist Jon Everitt, and the Portsmouth Literary Map to the rear is by Port and Lemon.

It's a true blue Portsmouth book, through and through.

Help Us!

Your pre-order is greatly appreciated. We so look forward to seeing you at the launch on 23rd October or getting your pre-order package delivered to you.

Thank you...

...For your interest, support and enthusiasm!

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£8.99
1 copy of Portsmouth Fairy Tales for Grown-Ups
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You will receive a copy of the book, signed by one of the writers. You will also receive, depending on availability, the Portsmouth Literary Map, designed specifically to show where the stories in the book are set around Portsmouth. If you are unable to attend the launch to pick up your book, we will send it to you free of charge within the UK. If your order comes from outside the UK, a postage charge will apply!
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£17.50
2 copies of Portsmouth Fairy Tales for Grown-Ups
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You will receive two copies of the book, signed by one of the writers. You will also receive, depending on availability, the Portsmouth Literary Map, designed specifically to show where the stories in the book are set around Portsmouth. If you are unable to attend the launch to pick up your book, we will send it to you free of charge within the UK. If your order comes from outside the UK, a postage charge will apply!
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3 copies of Portsmouth Fairy Tales for Grown Ups
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You will receive 3 copies of the book, signed by one of the writers. You will also receive, depending on availability, the Portsmouth Literary Map, designed specifically to show where the stories in the book are set around Portsmouth. If you are unable to attend the launch to pick up your book, we will send it to you free of charge within the UK. If your order comes from outside the UK, a postage charge will apply!
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The book plus the Secret Places of Portsmouth
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2 books plus the Secret Places of Portsmouth
£26
3 books plus The Secret Places of Portsmouth
£40
5 books plus The Secret Places of Portsmouth

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