‘I loved living in Pompey. Your charming map reminds me why. Congratulations.’ – Shirley Conran
‘Some of the city’s most diverse and intriguing creatives’ – Team Locals
‘Grayson would be pleased to participate – I believe he’s going to Google his old squat’ – Curtis Brown
‘Once upon a time there was a magical Portsmouth fairy’ – The News
‘Thoroughly enjoyed the walk yesterday, thanks so much to all involved. Your enthusiasm for writing is infectious and I went home feeling thoroughly inspired!’
‘We Live in a Fairytale’ – Southsea Directory
‘Look out for the ghost ship. Beware of pebbles with eyes’ – Aboutmyarea.co.uk
25 Stories, 11 writers, 1 city
This collection contains dark moral tales, historical fiction, sci-fi, comedy, fantasy, crime, memoir and surreal fiction. All the stories have been freshly-written and all are set in and around the UK’s only island city. No chocolate box visions and soppy princess in sight, the writers explore grown-up dilemmas, such as money problems, fear of rivalry in a relationship, floods, memories and changing bodies. Cover art and design by Jon Everitt. This book is available from Amazon worldwide as a kindle ebook. Available in hard copy soon.
The Portsmouth Fairy Tales Promenade was launch in summer 2014 as part of Portsmouth Festivities. Creative writing workshops, literary map, readings and promenade were made possible thanks to support from Arts Council England. The paperback book is published by the boutique Portsmouth publisher Life is Amazing.