Milton’s Cottage is delighted to announce its first ever crowdfunding campaign. Following in the grand tradition of Jacob Tonson – who raised funds by public subscription in 1688 for the first illustrated edition of Paradise Lost– we are crowdfunding to publish a Manga version of Milton’s epic masterpiece, starting with Books I & II.

Paradise Lost has inspired many great artists over the years and we think this popular Japanese illustration style will engage a new generation of readers with Milton’s work.  If we reach our funding target, the book will launch in Spring 2017 to help us celebrate the 350th anniversary of the publication of Paradise Lost in style.  All proceeds from book sales will go towards preserving Milton’s Cottage for future generations.

There are some great rewards on offer for our supporters, including your own limited edition copy and the chance to join us for the book launch.  To find out more about the project or make a donation please go to:

You can also help us by sending this link to anyone who might be interested as well as following us on Facebook or Twitter @MiltonsCottage.

**PLEASE NOTE: We only have until next Thursday (29th September) to raise the required funding so your support would be very much appreciated.**

For further information, please contact John Bradley, Trustee of Milton’s Cottage (; tel.: +44 7703 572344.