Welcome to Tiger of the Stripe

Tiger of the Stripe is a small, independent book publisher based in the Borough of Richmond upon Thames in southwest London. We publish books on a wide range of subjects: history, languages, palaeography, music, bibliophilia, food, fiction, etc.

Please note that we are not currently accepting new fiction.

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We love traditional bookshops and we hope that as many people as possible will buy our books through them. However, the plain fact is that we sell more through Amazon than we do through bookshops, our profits are larger on copies through Amazon and, quite frankly, we wouldn't survive without Amazon sales.

We should also mention that, if you order using our links to Amazon or the iBookstore, we receive a very modest affiliate payment.

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Attempting Adulthood

Faith Hancock and William Collins

Illustrated by Roxanne Knott

This book is for everyone – yes, even you!

If you’ve made it to 18 (or even 80), you probably think you’ve reached adulthood. Unfortunately, life isn’t that simple. This is essential reading for all of us who have ever looked at our lives and thought:

How am I allowed to exist in society when I’m this weird? Do people seriously not know?

I don’t know why they gave me this job. I lied on my CV, I was hungover at the interview, and I haven’t a clue what I’m doing. I’m pretty much only here for the good coffee machine.

I have been released onto the open road in a one ton pile of potential death, with other people in charge of their own one ton piles of potential death. Half of us don’t know our left from our right, the other half still can’t tie their shoes.

I’m plagued with barely suppressed mental health issues, yet I am entrusted with the responsibilities of actually raising the next generation. Who thought it was a good idea to leave me in charge of a small human?

If you have ever felt any of these things, then welcome – you have found your tribe! Welcome to the madness, dear friend. Read on, and breathe a sigh of relief that there are other beings in this world as useless as you.

Oh, and by the way... Buy this book!

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