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HOMETOWN TALES Celebrating Regional Voices

Fresh, compelling and powerful stories exploring the theme of home and what it means to live and belong in the uK today.

Hometown Tales is a series of short books that celebrate regional diversity by showcasing voices from across the UK. Each book will include tales from two writers – one established and one previously unpublished – writing about the places they think of as home.

The series will include bestselling author of The Last Act of Love Cathy Rentzenbrink writing on Snaith, Yorkshire; acclaimed short story writer and author of The Gracekeepers Kirsty logan on Glasgow; author and musician Colin Macintyre on the Isle of Mull; author of the Costa- and Commonwealth-shortlisted Pao Kerry young on Fleckney, Leicestershire; novelist Jenn ashworth on Preston, Lancashire; BBC broadcaster and author of Open: A Toolkit for How Magic and Messed Up Life Can Be Gemma Cairney on Margate; author of three books, including Fireball, which won the Wales Book of the Year People’s Prize in 2011, Tyler Keevil on Wales; and BAFTA Award-winning comedian and author of four full-length works stewart lee on Birmingham.

Hometown Tales will also publish new writers found through open submissions, giving an opportunity to those who wouldn’t necessarily be found through conventional channels. The series aims to promote greater inclusivity, providing a platform for new voices, helping them to launch the first step of their career edited and mentored by the W&N team.

• attractive, quirky paperbacks with literary gift appeal.

• simon savidge, of the popular blog savidge Reads, is a consultant for the series and will help to create buzz around publication.

• For more info: wnblog.co.uk/hometown-tales

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All: W&N Non-Fiction / Memoir / Travel / Fiction PBO / eBook June £7.99 160pp birmingham PBO: 978 1 4746 0594 6 eBook: 978 1 4746 0595 3

yorkshire PBO: 978 1 4746 0612 7 eBook: 978 1 4746 0613 4

Glasgow PBO: 978 1 4746 0600 4 eBook: 978 1 4746 0601 1

Highlands & Hebrides PBO: 978 1 4746 0881 7 eBook: 978 1 4746 0882 4

Midlands PBO: 978 1 4746 0803 9 eBook: 978 1 4746 0804 6

lancashire PBO: 978 1 4746 0823 7 eBook: 978 1 4746 0824 4

south East PBO: 978 1 4746 0869 5 eBook: 978 1 4746 0870 1

Wales PBO: 978 1 4746 0871 8 eBook: 978 1 4746 0872 5

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Cathy Rentzenbrink Location: Falmouth, Cornwall Kirsty logan Location: Glasgow Colin Macintyre Location: London, SW6 Kerry young Location: Leicestershire

Jenn ashworth Location: Lancaster, Lancashire Tyler Keevil Location: Wales Gemma Cairney Location: Margate, Kent stewart lee Location: London

W&N Fiction / Non-Fiction • June 2018