Uncle is a kind-hearted elephant who lives in a massive and labyrinthine castle, accompanied by a motley crew of companions and employees, including the Old Monkey, Goodman the cat, the One-Armed Badger and many more. Near his castle sits Badfort, home of Uncle’s enemies, a disreputable group including Hateman, Jellytussle, Hitmouse and other unpleasant characters. Over the course of the books, Uncle and his followers find themselves mixed up with camels, dwarfs, treacle, bears, ghosts, Captain Walrus, a singing flower, wizards, Respectable Horses and much much more.

Did you ever read Uncle when you were a kid? If you have tried to get a collection of them together you’ll know the last four books are long out-of-print and expensive. Former bookseller Marcus Gipps wants to bring Uncle back into the world. He is currently raising funds on Kickstarter to produce an omnibus edition of all six Uncle books with a new pieces by Neil Gaiman and Garth Nix. You can make a small donation or pre-order your copy for £45 including international shipping.

This will be a limited print-run and a beautiful, high quality book. See more information on the project at

The Complete Uncle, by J.P. Martin & Quentin Blake by Marcus Gipps — Kickstarter.

About The Author

Olga Hughes is currently pre-occupied with fairy tales, fantasy, misanthropy, medieval history and the long eighteenth century. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts and is currently majoring in Literature and History at Deakin. She has contributed to websites such as History behind Game of Thrones, The Anne Boleyn Files and The Tudor Society.