Author: Jon Bounds
Writer, honest. Currently working on Pier Review "a journey to the outcrops of a dying culture". Used to do Birmingham: It's Not Shit, Dirty Bristow, 11-11-11, Twitpanto et al.

Progress, at last

These are the graphs from Scrivener (the writing program we both use) that shows that we’ve both now reached the end of the writing of the big old first draft: Celebrations are now ensuing, and we’ll have a proper completed

What’s going on?

Hello adoring public (we sent this to our email list—subscribe for yerself over on the side…), It’s been a year and a bit since we got back from the maddest, most pointless, road trip ever bumbled along. I know you

Saltburny Sea Dogs

After eight days of sleeping in tents and on floors we reached Saltburn. It was a fresh morning and we were not feeling our best (probably). All the better to be perked up by being interviewed about our quest for

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A Pier Review Xmas story

It’s not cannon, and it’s not true. But here’s a little festive short story for you: Pirates of Clacton [PDF] Pirates of Clacton [RTF] Pirates of Clacton [epub]  

Have a look at what you could have won

We’re a good few thousand words into what will become Pier Review: the book, but to keep you interested (and to hopefully make sure that you sign up to our email or Twitter or something) here’s a quick look at

Pier Review on the radio again

So we haven’t posted here much, all the content while we’re on tour is going on the paid for blog and Twitter (as that’s much easier than here). As an update we’ve only two more piers to go… But we

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Pier Review on the radio

We were lucky enough to get the chance to talk to the great Andrew Collins and Josie Long on 6 Music, even if the feature is called ‘geek of the week’. This is what we sounded like: Pier Review On

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Celluloid heroes

A city boy is much more likely to see the sea at 24 frames a second than in real life. Here’s some of the misshapen memories that will affect our journey: That’ll be the Day The Punch and Judy Man

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Pier and loathing

I’ve not been researching the actual destinations of our pier trip, that’s something I can do when I get back—retro-fitting the history to whatever theories float across my transom. What I have been doing though is getting into the mindset

Wish us luck as we wave you goodbye

You’re all enablers, you know that right? Two starry eyed artists, and infamous dipsomaniacs Shanghai an impressionable punk into doing something that makes no real sense, and not only do you not phone the relevant authorities but actually give us

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