Stay Alive Till ‘75


by Adelle Stripe

The Holderness Coast in three parts, a short memoir about life on the fringes of a religious cult in a fading East Yorkshire seaside town written by the author of Black Teeth And A Brilliant Smile, and Sweating Tears With Fat White Family.

761 in stock




Words change with their setting. To deny this is to deny the changing tastes of the same apple when scrumped, sliced, peeled or eaten straight from the tree.

Words depend on their delivery, their format.

Words can be concentrated.

Words can be loose.

Ration Books is born out of a love of routine and simplicity. Conceiving an idea and acting upon it all in good time. Good reading should be rationed. The reason for reading is rational. Ration Books produce small books to be read in short sittings. They feature fiction and poetry and other ideas. They fit in haversack pockets. The books are available to buy online only in short print runs. They will not be numbered or signed by the author. They are affordable, disposable, swappable, collectable, and always readable. They contain words written in a manner that requires concentration and dedication.  The words will never appear on screen.

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Each book measures 135 x 100mm, with approximately 40 one-colour pages in each which may take two cups of tea to read or one mug. They are designed to instay their welcome