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Twenty-four London writers explore a city not found in any guide book, except this one.
Twenty-four London writers explore a city not found in any guide book, except this one.
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We are publishing An Unreliable Guide to London in July 2016. We are raising £2500 to help cover the cost of the book. 

We have a fantastic array of writers and believe everyone should be paid for their contribution. By pledging, you help us achieve this ahead of publication. 

This campaign is as simple as pre-ordering your copy of An Unreliable Guide to London, but with incredible bonus extras as you slide up the reward scale. 

About the Book: 

An Unreliable Guide to London brings together 24 stories about the lesser known parts of a world renowned city. Stories that stretch the reader's definition of the truth. Stories that have you questioning reality. Stories of wind nymphs in South Clapham tube station, the horse sized swan at Brentford Ait, Sleeping Clinics in N1 and celebrations for St Margaret's Day of the Dead.

Taking its cue from travel guides, London histories and books like Tired of London, Tired of Life, An Unreliable Guide to London will shake up the canon of London writing with a tongue firmly rooted in its cheek.

An Unreliable Guide to London is the perfect summer read for city dwellers up and down the country. With a list of contributors reflecting the multilayered, complex social structures of the city, it is the guide to London, showing you everything that you never knew existed.

Contributors: 

M John Harrison, Yvvette Edwards, Will Wiles, Irenosen Okojie, Nikesh Shukla, Courttia Newland, Chloe Aridjis, Koye Oyedeji, Paul Ewen, Noo Saro-Wiwa, Gareth E. Rees, George F, Stephanie Victoire, Sunny Singh, Juliet Jacques, Salena Godden, Tim Wells, Aki Schilz, Stephen Thompson, Eley Williams, Kit Caless, Tim Burrows and Gary Budden.

Risks and challenges

We've got a proven track record delivery high quality, interesting books. The book is already written, and is just waiting to be typeset. We just want to make sure we can pay all our writers a decent wedge, and do it before the book is released. Plus... look at those rewards!

The rewards will be delivered in July - there might be a slight delay in shipping to Europe and the rest of the world.

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    A copy of the Unreliable Guide to London eBook and a thumbs up

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    A paperback copy of the Unreliable Guide to London

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    A paperback copy of the Unreliable Guide to London with your name printed in the back listed as a supporter.

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    Pledge £25 or more About $35

    A paperback copy of the Unreliable Guide to London with your name printed in the back listed as a supporter.

    AND another Influx Press title of your choice from the following:
    Imaginary Cities, Place/Waste/Dissent, Above Sugar Hill, Total Shambles and Marshland.

    (ps this is a bargain)

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    Pledge £35 or more About $49

    A paperback copy of the Unreliable Guide to London with your name printed in the back listed as a supporter.

    AND a signed novel from one of the following contributors

    M John Harrison
    Sunny Singh
    Yvvette Edwards
    Nikesh Shukla
    Courttia Newland
    Will Wiles
    Juliet Jacques
    Gareth E Rees
    Stephen Thompson
    Tim Wells
    George F

    This is a lucky dip! We will match books to names by picking them out of a hat.

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    Pledge £65 or more About $90

    The Full Influx London Bundle!

    A paperback copy of the Unreliable Guide to London with your name printed in the back listed as a supporter.

    AND all of the other London titles that Influx Press have published

    Acquired For Development By... A Hackney Anthology

    Marshland by Gareth E Rees

    Outside Looking On by Chimene Suleyman

    Total Shambles by George F

    Place/Waste/Dissent by Paul Hawkins

    (that's 5 books AND the Unreliable Guide, you won't get a better deal anywhere else!)

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    Pledge £150 or more About $208

    The Full Influx

    A paperback copy of the Unreliable Guide to London with your name printed in the back listed as a supporter.

    AND ALL OF OUR BOOKS, a pat on the back and a swig on the brew. A big thanks from the Influx crew.

    That's 12 books! And two extra eBooks! FOURTEEN books in total.

    We can only do this for the UK because the package is too heavy to ship otherwise.

    Book are:

    Acquired For Development By... A Hackney Anthology

    Life in Transit by Sam Berkson

    Connecting Nothing with Something: A Coastal Anthology

    Marshland by Gareth E Rees

    Above Sugar Hill by Linda Mannheim

    Outside Looking On by Chimene Suleyman

    Luxury of the Dispossessed by Dan Duggan

    Total Shambles by George F

    Settled Wanderers by Sam Berkson and Mohammed Sulaiman

    Imaginary Cities by Darran Anderson

    Place/Waste/Dissent by Paul Hawkins

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