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Introducing The Glorious Dead by Tim Atkinson

Posted 9th August 2016 by Tizzy Brown in Book Spotlights / 🗨0 Comments

Photo courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

If you’re a fan of historical novels, you may be interested in author Tim Atkinson’s latest novel: The Glorious Dead, which is set in the aftermath of World War One.

“When the guns stop firing, Jack starts digging – not trenches now, but graves. But will those who bury the dead lay their own wartime ghosts? And what secrets remain on the battlefields of Flanders?”

Atkinson is crowd funding the novel through Unbound and as of writing, it is 51% funded. Supporters can choose from a range of options, some of which come with extras that would make fantastic gifts. If you’d like to be part of bringing this book to life, you can learn more here.

Read on to discover the synopsis, watch the pitch video and learn more about the author.

About the Book



What happened when the Great War ended and the guns stopped firing? Who cleared the battlefields and built the great monuments to the fallen? And why did so many men who served – and survived – in France and Flanders end up living and working among the ruins of the war they’d fought?

The Glorious Dead is the fictional story of a group of soldiers who remained in France and Flanders following the Armistice, who served their King and country with a shovel and who found and buried the thousands of bodies abandoned on the road to victory. It is the story of men living among the destruction, death and decay of the so-called ‘war to end all wars’. It is the story of an uneasy peace as over 15,000 ex-servicemen remain abroad working in the former theatres of war, burying the dead and rebuilding their own lives. The work of these men is one of the most original yet neglected aspects of this most compelling era in our nation’s history.

Theirs is a story worth telling.

Read an excerpt 


The Glorious Dead will be available to purchase once enough people have pledged (subscribed) to the special Unbound edition. If you are interested in getting a copy, please make a pledge today. All supporters recieve a copy of the book, get their name printed in every edition of the book and get immediate access to the author’s shed. Other donation options include gifts such as poppy badges, signed novels, playlists and WW1 memorabilia. You could even have the name, rank and regiment of a loved one listed in memoriam or have them appear as a minor charater in the novel! That would make a fantastic gift.

Click here to make a pledge and order a copy


Watch the Pledge Video

About the Author

Tim Atkinson is the author of five books published variously by Hodder Wayland, Need2Know and Dotterel Press. He has a strong online and media presence both as an award-winning blogger (http://www.bringingupcharlie.co.uk) and through numerous TV and radio appearances. The Glorious Dead is his second novel, following Writing Therapy, which was nominated for the 2008 Young Minds Fiction Award.

Read an interview with Tim Atkinson over at Linda’s Book Bag.



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Book Spotlight: Darkhaven by A.F.E Smith with author Q & A

Book Spotlight: Darkhaven by A.F.E Smith with author Q & A

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Posted 30th August 2015 in Book Spotlights, Interviews
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Happy Book Birthday to Devil’s Playground by Helena Shaw

Happy Book Birthday to Devil’s Playground by Helena Shaw

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Posted 16th August 2015 in Book Spotlights
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Book Spotlight: Roses are Red by J. B Kantt

Book Spotlight: Roses are Red by J. B Kantt

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Posted 29th July 2015 in Book Spotlights, Excerpts
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Happy Book Birthday to Lost and Found by Jeff LaFerney

Happy Book Birthday to Lost and Found by Jeff LaFerney

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Posted 28th April 2015 in Book Reviews, Book Spotlights
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Book Spotlight: Death Wish by Megan Tayte, with guest post from the author!

Book Spotlight: Death Wish by Megan Tayte, with guest post from the author!

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The Circuit: Executor Rising Author Spotlight with Excerpt and Giveaway

The Circuit: Executor Rising Author Spotlight with Excerpt and Giveaway

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Book Spotlight: Show & Tell in a Nutshell by Jessica Bell

Book Spotlight: Show & Tell in a Nutshell by Jessica Bell

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