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Kitten on a Fatberg

ABOUT THE BOOK
In early 2016, Julia Greengage, aspiring writer and devoted housewife, put up a poster in her local library with an idea to start a writers’ group. This group would read each other’s work, exchange constructive feedback and generally share the pains and pleasures of this excruciating yet exhilarating endeavour we call Literature.

Seven people answered. What happened next is frankly ludicrous.

MEET THE CRAWLEY WRITERS’ GROUP
There’s Keith, a mercenary sci-fi geek who can bang out 5000 words before breakfast, and has to read to the group at double-speed because he’s so prolific. Tom, a suburban lothario with an embarrassing secret. And Alice, who identifies as a writer of fiction, even though she’s been stuck on her first sentence for over two years.

Peter sees himself as a conceptual literary artist, but is only ever really happy when he’s made everyone else feel completely uncomfortable. Jon is a faded muso with a UFO complex who writes deceptively simple animal fables with powerful hidden messages about the deep state and, you know, the way things really are.

Blue works in a charity shop and is a big fan of gloomy music and dark verse. Her own poems include Electrocuted Angel In The Headlights of My Dead Lover’s Eye Sockets, and the notorious Kitten on a Fatberg.

Led by Julia, a glamorous housewife with steely ambitions of her own, these budding writers meet every month to read out their work and encourage each other in their dreams of getting published. But it’s not long before the group’s idiosyncrasies and insecurities start to emerge.

Expect feuds, scandal and humiliation — not to mention an exploding sheep’s head, a cosplay stalker, and an alien mothership invasion. They’re all on a journey, and God help the rest of us.

KITTEN ON A FATBERG is a comic novel about a writer’s group, written by Alex Woolf, Dan Brotzel and Martin Jenkins. In association with an innovative publisher called Unbound, the authors are looking for pledges to help fund the production of the book, in return for which patrons can unlock different levels of reward.

WHAT YOU GET

In return for supporting this book you’ll get one of a range of rewards including:

· a signed hardback and your name in the back of the book
· a unique dark and raw poem by Blue (Crawley’s answer to Sylvia Plath) on a topic of your choosing
· a personalised (and devastatingly hostile) critique of a piece of your writing from conceptual artist Peter
· exclusive early-bird access to the first episode of the Kitten on a Fatberg podcast, produced by BAFTA-winning producer Richard Webb (Stewart Lee’s and Bridget Christie’s producer!)