Gareth E. Rees

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Gareth E. Rees is the founder of Unofficial Britain (http://www.unofficialbritain.com/), a website of overlooked landscapes and skewed narratives about everyday places.

He is author of Unofficial Britain (Elliott & Thompson, 2020) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5..., Car Park Life (Influx Press 2019) https://www.influxpress.com/car-park-..., The Stone Tide (Influx Press, 2018 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...) and Marshland (Influx Press, 2013) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...).

Rees has written weird fiction and horror for titles including This Dreaming Isle, The Shadow Booth: Vol. 2, Unthology 10 and The Lonely Crowd.

He also performs spoken word and collaborates with film-makers and musicians.


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Marshland: Dreams and Night...

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This Dreaming Isle

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An Unreliable Guide to London

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As a father of two young children, with a hyperactive cocker spaniel, a day job, and a second career as an author, I don’t get as much time to read books as I’d like, even in the best of times. During the ‘pandemic year’ I had to complete the final edits of my latest book, Unofficial Britain, while working, home schooling kids and indulging in my anxiety coping mechanisms

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"What a fabulous start to the year and a great Christmas present - highly recommended for those living in Britain who live in nondescript towns with little, on the surface, to recommend them.
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"This is definitely where you end up having listened to far too much Frank Zappa. A unique and enthralling account of a unbwoken Bwitain in segments. Strange read, strange chap. Always good to be strange, it keeps things in perspective. Barfco Swill. "
Unofficial Britain by Gareth E. Rees
"I wasn’t aware of Garth E. Rees and the website Unofficial Britain until only recently. In Unofficial Britain: Journeys Through Forgotten Places, Rees explores the unknown narrative of our modern-day Britain, in which we live from day to day and larg" Read more of this review »
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