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Philistine Press are a non-profit digital publisher, specialising in fiction and poetry.

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Spiders Inside
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Price: Free! Words: 17,970. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014 by Philistine Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Lacy Lalonde’s Spiders Inside is a somewhat unnerving short story collection about our relationship with arachnids.
Dead Letter Office
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Price: Free! Words: 1,780. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2013 by Philistine Press. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
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Dead Letter Office is a bleak tale of lost love told through a series of unsent letters. By the author of "Exiled from Main Street: the autobiography of a Midwest town".
Pervert
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Price: Free! Words: 14,060. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2013 by Philistine Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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In the third part of Mr If’s Entertainment Trilogy, the legendary author’s tales of sexual excess are drawn to an extraordinary conclusion. Skint, rejected and desperate, our pseudonymous protagonist embarks on a trek across small-town England, on what turns out to be a tough mission to cure his “adultery addiction”.
Wild Stabs at Love or Something Like it
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Price: Free! Words: 19,260. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2013 by Philistine Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Wild Stabs at Love or Something Like it is a short story collection in which love is examined as an imaginary place in the mind, as well as an agreement between two people that is real but tentative. These are stories of two ships passing in the night, of intercultural communication, of being lost and finding one's self in others, and in one's self.
Life.exe
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Price: Free! Words: 14,270. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013 by Philistine Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Life.exe is a story about sex, drugs and books. It’s an exploration of language, bending words and phrases into surreal and beautiful patterns.
Not a Lot of People Know That Vol.2
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Price: Free! Words: 8,710. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2013 by Philistine Press. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
The second volume of David Hailwood and FJ Riley's ridiculously accurate Not a Lot of People Know That.
Things That Don't Exist: a Manifesto
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Price: Free! Words: 5,230. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2012 by Philistine Press. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Political
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The world at it’s currently run relies on the assumption that each and every member of the earth’s population believe in three fundamental ideas: money, nationality and status. These three concepts have one thing in common: they only exist in our imaginations."
The Pit Bull and Other Tales
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Price: Free! Words: 21,820. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2012 by Philistine Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Five horror stories from the travelling maestro of trepidation, Tom Hamilton.
Otherwise
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Price: Free! Words: 1,530. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2012 by Philistine Press. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Gregory Liffick's poems are short, sharp and direct. Big stories in small spaces.
Exiled from Main Street: the autobiography of a midwest town
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Price: Free! Words: 2,670. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012 by Philistine Press. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
A brutal and honest poetry collection, shining a light into the darkened corners of small town American life.
Sybernika
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Price: Free! Words: 65,370. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012 by Philistine Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A woman is resurrected in virtual reality and finds herself in an afterlife unlike any promised by the religions of the world.
Tears for Rahul Dutta
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Price: Free! Words: 6,970. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2012 by Philistine Press. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » Asian / Indic
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A surreal, existential and dreamlike story cycle, following the life of the mysterious Rahul Dutta.
Buryin' Gran and Other Stories
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Price: Free! Words: 40,020. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2012 by Philistine Press. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
Bittersweet tales about love, life and death from Frederick A. Lierman.
It Will Always Be. Like This:
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Price: Free! Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2011 by Philistine Press. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Andy Hopkins' second poetry collection holds a question mark to art, politics, education and the role of the poet.
The Joy of Atheism
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Price: Free! Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2011 by Philistine Press. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
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Funny, touching and packed with attitude, Annette Greenaway's second poetry collection is a mini-masterpiece. The Joy of Atheism is partly an atheist manifesto and partly a book about life, art and love.
Violence is the Answer
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Price: Free! Words: 6,260. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2011 by Philistine Press. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
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In his second collection of mashed-up poetry and prose, Mr If launches an uncompromising assault on the War on Terror through a confessional account of his affair with Marilyn, the wife of his friend Nettles, a soldier serving in Afghanistan. Crude, intelligent, shocking and at times very funny, Violence is the Answer is Philistine Press's most controversial ebook to date.
The Third Person
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Price: Free! Words: 71,000. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2011 by Philistine Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Stephanie Newell's The Third Person is a brutal, tragic and darkly humorous novel about growing up, sibling rivalry and the ultimate dysfunctional family. In a series of diary entries, fourteen year old Lizzie shares her secrets about coming to terms with her parents' break-up, battling with her younger sister, and her obsession with the man she is destined to marry…
Smaller Than Most
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Price: Free! Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2011 by Philistine Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Smaller Than Most is a startling blend of bizarre sci fi, abstract surrealism and twisted fairytales.
The Prodigals
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Price: Free! Words: 67,220. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2011 by Philistine Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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The Prodigals follows the lives of four troubled young men in Manchester - Brian, Howard, Declan and the novel's anti-hero, Travis McGuiggan. It's a book about friendship, religion, drinking, cruelty and love. It's also a book about leaving home and returning.
The Hole in the Wall
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Price: Free! Words: 17,190. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2010 by Philistine Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Told from the point of view of five contrasting narrators, The Hole in The Wall is a funny, touching and satirical tale of suburban disharmony.
The Darkened Corner
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Price: Free! Words: 14,850. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2010 by Philistine Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Darkened Corner covers seventeen years in the life of a traveller, conman, self-hater and hard-drinker, and his continuing obsession with his childhood crush, Katie Rose. Tom Hamilton's fragmented story is delivered in short, sharp bursts of prose.
Dark Horse Pictures
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Price: Free! Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2010 by Philistine Press. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
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Originally published by Selkirk Lapwing Press in 2007, Andy Hopkins' acclaimed poetry collection, Dark Horse Pictures, is a deep, dark labyrinth of language.
Valve Works
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Price: Free! Words: 1,100. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2010 by Philistine Press. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
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Taking the human body as its theme, Valve Works showcases Rob Sherman's biting and original poetry.
The Republic of Naught
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Price: Free! Words: 3,930. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2010 by Philistine Press. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Jay McLeod writes sharp, funny, angry poems about the struggle to resist conformity while working through a string of dead end jobs.
Happy Fat Children and Protein Enhancers
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Price: Free! Words: 1,930. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2010 by Philistine Press. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
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Composed mainly of anagrams and rearrangements of words, Tom Duckworth's Happy Fat Children and Protein Enhancers creates witty, eccentric poetry out of road signs, bank notes and crisp packets. The author describes his poems as "mathematical problems to which I have found a particular solution for."
Not a Lot of People Know That
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Price: Free! Words: 7,250. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2010 by Philistine Press. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Not a Lot of People Know That is a book of facts. Not a lot of people know these facts. David Hailwood and FJ Riley know them. Not a lof of people know who David Hailwood and FJ Riley are, but with facts as accurate as these, they soon will.
The Birth of Taliesin The Bard
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Price: Free! Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2010 by Philistine Press. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Based on the mythical tale from the Welsh Mabinogion, Richard Britton's rich gothic tale breathes new life into the neglected form of narrative poetry.
Entertainment
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Price: Free! Words: 5,190. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2010 by Philistine Press. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
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Welcome to the entertaining world of poet, enigma and serial adulterer, Mr If. You've never read anything like this before. You never will again.
Fitting Parts
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Price: Free! Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2010 by Philistine Press. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
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Kenneth Pobo writes about life, politics and sexuality with precision and passion, combining subtle humour with furious anger. The poems in Fitting Parts expertly expose the hypocrisy of the religious right, while serving as a wakeup call to any liberals who believe bigotry no longer exists.
Isotropes: A Collection of Speculative Haibun
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Price: Free! Words: 4,910. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2010 by Philistine Press. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
TJ McIntyre’s stunning collection of haibun packs a library full of ideas into a compact space. With genres ranging from sci-fi to fairytale to realism, Isotropes is as unclassifiable as it is brilliant. (Haibun: a literary composition that combines prose and haiku.)
Big Fish Little Fish Cardboard Box
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Price: Free! Words: 3,630. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2010 by Philistine Press. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Twenty eight poems about love, music, nature, travel, meditation and the end of the world. This dazzling debut collection manages to be both haunting and hilarious.


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