Danny was on BBC Two this morning, in a piece for the Victoria Derbyshire programme all about — well — piers. He made the interviewer chuckle and even seemed surprisingly knowledgeable. You can watch the short film here. In other …

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Back in 2010 we had an idea. It began, like all good things, in a pub. The night itself is a blurred mess eroded by time and booze but Jon assures me it was my idea. I’m not so sure. …

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We never needed to put this in the newsagents window, but I thought you might like to see the advert we wrote for a driver. You can see how very unplanned we were.

Listen (again) to our appearance on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live. We’re on right at the start and there’s plenty of seaside mentions until our main interview at about 1 hour 15 mins in. The programme also features Bruce Oldfield …

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Lovely bit on the book in today’s Guardian G2, by Chris Beanland. Online here. And a new pier-realted film to check out in the comments.

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By Jon Bounds Danny woke me from a half-forced slumber; “It’s sodding Christmas.” The snow weighing down the canvas made the inside of the tent darker. A timid belt of light across the apex was all that revealed it was …

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Danny swears this happened on Bosbome Pier…   “Do you have them?” The young dusky-skinned boy shifted uneasily in his tweed suit, such a heavy material he thought, even though he found England cold especially with the summer sun dipping …

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We’ve said before that writing a book is hard, but as we’ve discovered letting people read it is in harder. That’s not to mention letting people read it and then actively court their opinion how to make it better. THAT …

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Loads of piers in the news, following this FT article at the weekend. So Jon was interviewed on Radio 5 Live about our experience:  

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A bit that didn’t make the cut…Danny spends a penny on Swanage pier and drifts away (cert 15).   Hastily, I paid my penny and watched a blur of images until I saw boobs. And after just three days in …

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