A Love Of Two Halves

By PJ Whiteley

If one of the wealthiest people in Britain falls for one of the poorest, will the money be a salvation or an unsurmountable obstacle?

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Closing the deal

There are some important announcements from the publisher, Unbound, as we near publication date for A Love of Two Halves.

First of all, the supporters list for A Love of Two Halves closes next week, on 2nd September 2019. You cannot pledge for the book after this date. If you know someone who would like to pledge, please urge them to do so promptly! We’ve received a trickle of new pledges from people since passing the 100% mark earlier this year. As at 28th August, we had reached 102% with 70 individuals pledging. Once again, many thanks for your support for this exciting project.

Secondly, the publisher’s page has been updated to include the new title. The project was launched with the working title ‘The Rooms We Never Enter’. While this is original and vivid, it doesn’t really sound like a romcom. The new title ‘A Love of Two Halves’ has a nice dual purpose, alluding both to the different social worlds of the two main characters, and the sporting interest of the male lead, by referencing a football idiom.

As a supporter for this book, you will have received an email on 27th August asking you to check your name on the list. Please do so. Your name will appear on the roll call of supporters in the book.

And next, here’s another excerpt, this time from the point of view of the male lead George:

‘Like most educated men, I have an uneasy relationship with my satnav. It pits two of my most cherished values – maximising use of technology and pride in personal autonomy – at war with one another .... I alternate between relying on my own route-planning and turning it back on: month on, month off. I did miss her, sometimes. She was, after all, the only female voice in my private world, unless you count my sister. On this occasion, running late for a Saturday 3 p.m. kick-off, she messed up – big style.’

There will be three launch events for A Love of Two Halves: Wednesday 13 November, in Leeds; Saturday 16 November central London; Saturday 23 November at the Margate Book Festival. All details are on my Events page. http://pjwhiteley.com/events/

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