Tamesis Street

From one disaster, a community is born

Join the ShelterBox Book Club for £10 a month and receive a Limited First Edition copy of Tamesis Street, written by 30 authors including Bill Bryson, Joanne Harris and Monique Roffey and with a cover illustration by Sir Quentin Blake.

What is Tamesis Street?


London, 2050.

Catastrophic flooding has breached the Thames Barrier. As Londoners fight to escape the remains of their city a group of neighbours must band together for survival.

With authors such as Cressida Cowell, Samira Ahmed, Jay Rayner and Sarah Waters, as well as members of the ShelterBox team, our partners across the globe and some of our book club members – Tamesis Street brings together voices from Syria to Singapore, Scotland to Surrey, and lots in between.

The ONLY way to get your hands on a copy is as a member of the ShelterBox Book Club.

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What is the ShelterBox Book Club?


People are at the heart of everything we do at ShelterBox and it’s the same for our Book Club. Here’s how it works:

  • Join today with a monthly payment – we recommend at least £10 to cover costs and postage
  • Vote on your choice of 3 brilliant books inspired by the people your donation supports
  • Receive your copy of the winning book through the post every six weeks
  • Take part in the online discussions and exclusive experiences including Q+As with the authors

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Who's Involved


Andrew Michael Hurley, Balli Kaur Jaswal, Bill Bryson, Catherine Thornhill – Head Bookworm at the ShelterBox Book Club, Chris Packham, Cressida Cowell, Charmaine Arcos from FACE Inc. ShelterBox’s partner in the Philippines, Daniel Jennings, Emma Yule – one of our ShelterBox Book Club Members, Helen Lederer, Jay Rayner, Joanne Harris, John Lanchester, Kayleigh Kelly – one of our ShelterBox Book Club Members, Kerry Hudson, Kirsty Logan, Kit De Waal, Ather Al Atyiah – ShelterBox’s partner from ReliefAid in Syria, Mary-Noel Abia Mbata – ShelterBox’s partner from IEDA Relief in Cameroon, Michael Donkor, Mike Leigh, Miriam Mwazimva – ShelterBox’s partner from Habitat for Humanity Malawi, Monique Roffey, Patrick Gale, Samira Ahmed, Sarah Tagholm – part of the wonderful ShelterBox Team, Sarah Waters, Stig Abell, Veronica Henry, Wyl Menmuir, Yi Shun Lai – one of our brilliant ShelterBox Response Team Members, and Sir Quentin Blake.

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