Thatcher in the Rye (Hiking in Brexit part 1)

In April 2017, Theresa May went on a visionary walk that inspired her to hold a surprise General Election. That decision led to disaster. This pamphlet describes an attempt, in April 2018, to repeat that fateful walk.


Thatcher in the Rye is first in a series of pamphlets about hiking and Brexit. A 28-page zine (8500 words) it tries to work out where we go next. The second edition will be printed in early July 2018, and includes minor corrections and updates from the first edition.

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(The title comes from a tweet by Jonathan Dean)

Five Horror Stories

five_horror_storiesI’ve finally produced something new, a tiny book of horror stories.

I fell in love with short stories through the old Best New Horror collections edited by Stephen Jones, borrowed from Harlow library. Horror fiction gave me my first glimpse of how many different things could be done with a few thousand words.

Yes, a lot of it was terrible, but the lack of limits on horror fiction allows leaps of imagination and emotion that literary fiction would never dare.

Five Horror Stories is an A7-sized book containing five complete horror stories. It’s available via post for £1.

Not for the Faint-Hearted

A first collection of short-stories by James Burt. It’s an A7-sized volume with 6 stories, totalling fewer than 600 words, written in the Not-For the Faint-Hearted workshop. Rosy Carrick said that it was “The best collection of stories I’ve ever read“, and you can trust her as she’s a doctor.

Copies of this booklet are £1 including postage and packing. What are you waiting for?