Anybody who has been within
five miles of me in the last year will have heard of the progress of this
latest addition to the Unmitigated Stable. It’s taken a while to fine tune,
which involved immense research and drinking in London, Leicestershire and Oxfordshire. (In fact
it involved drinking just about everywhere really.) So at last, thanks to those
marvellous people at Unbound, here is an opportunity to go even deeper into the
hidden recesses of Unmitigated England.
The Unmitigated Postcards Box is my first go at a crowd-funded project. Which basically means that
subscribers elect to support an author, usually for a book, at different levels
from signed collectors’ editions right up to something really special at the
top end. It’s all so exciting. You’ll see from the Unbound site that the yellow
carton (a pastiche of a well-loved Kodak photo paper box) contains 100 ‘eccentrically
eccentric’ postcards. A few you may have seen; most you won’t. All are my
favourites, and it would be brilliant if you thought that you could support the
cause. Thank you all very much.
I am a designer, writer and photographer who spends all his time looking at England, particularly buildings and the countryside. But I have a leaning towards the slightly odd and neglected, the unsung elements that make England such an interesting place to live in. I am the author and photographer of over 25 books, in particular Unmitigated England (Adelphi 2006), More from Unmitigated England (Adelphi 2007), Cross Country (Wiley 2011), The Cigarette Papers (Frances Lincoln 2012), Preposterous Erections (Frances Lincoln 2012) and English Allsorts (Adelphi 2015)