Hello everyone. Robert Wringham, editor of New Escapologist here.
My long-awaited book about escape, Escape Everything!, is due for proper bookshop release on January 18th. Those of you who pledged in the crowdfunding programme will receive it a little sooner. Exciting!
Issue 12 of New Escapologist, the walking issue, will appear around the same time. Among other wonderful treats, it features an interview with Will Self.
In the meantime, I’d like to plug my two other books. These books are already printed, sitting on a shelf in my flat and ready to be dispatched by my own fair hand. I’ll even sign them with a personal message, do a drawing for you on the fly leaf, or leave it in completely mint condition (whichever option you like best).
Neither is directly escape-related but they’re written in the voice I hope you’ve all come to love.
1. A Loose Egg. This is a collection of short, funny essays. Of everything I’ve done it’s the work I’m most proud of. It was shortlisted for the prestigious Leacock Medal for Humour back in March. It’s self-published and made with pure love. Despite a nice critical reception, hardly any copies of this book have sold, so be a member of a very exclusive club and get your copy here for £12.
2. You Are Nothing. This is my 2012 history book about avant-garde comedy troupe Cluub Zarathustra. The Cluub was the project of comedians Simon Munnery, Roger Mann and Stewart Lee. I suggest in the book (convincingly, I hope) that it was the birth of all modern comedy worth talking about. Get a reduced £8 copy for a very limited time here.
As ever, Issues 1-11 (print and digital) of New Escapologist are available in the shop, individually and in value bundles.
Perfect Christmas presents for unconventional friends and relatives, I’m sure you’ll agree.
Seasons Greetings, one and all! Rob. x