Lifelines: Notes on Life & Love, Faith & Doubt

By Martin Wroe and Malcolm Doney

What does a good life look like, and how can we live it?

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

'About bloody time...'

We had an idea. We asked for your support. You gave it, generously. 
We wrote a book. It got made. You have it… we hope.
Some people have been telling us what they think – mostly pretty kind.

‘A fantastic read…'
‘Exquisite content...'
‘Beautiful and wise…'
‘About bloody time…’

The physical books have all left the building but if, through some glitch, yours didn’t arrive, please email  We’re told the digital edition will be downloadable in the next few days, and we’ll send an update as soon as it’s ready.

Thank you, thank you, thank you – for backing the idea of Lifelines so that we could turn it into a real thing.
We tried to imagine a book which might offer some tools for living a good life for people who may not think of themselves as devout or who find institutional religion a bit implausible or church a bit of a stretch.

One of the best comments came from the poet Vanessa Kisuule who called Lifelines 'profound and generous... it demonstrates the rigour of hope and how we may find it in small ways.'

The limited edition hardback copy you’ve received is followed next month by the unlimited edition. 

If you think, ‘I know someone who’d really like this,' but you don’t want to lend them your copy, then the paperback  -  in all good bookshops on November 29th - might be just what you’re after. 

You can pre-order it now and some sites, anticipating the fierce competition for sales, are even offering a discount on the rrp of £16.99. 

The kind of book you might buy as a present?  Click here and opt for the bookseller of your choice.

There’s one final favour you could do for us - help us spread the word.

We’re told that retail prospects in the current era hang on algorithms. In other words, the more people who pre-order Lifelines now, the more chance bookshops will order copies, and the more copies the publisher will dare to print. 

So, if you think this book you’ve made happen is a good thing, we’d be grateful if you could spread the word - and that online link - to your friends, family and followers on social media.

Incidentally, if you have a group/gathering or similar, and would like one of us to come and talk about the book and why we wrote it, you can contact us here.

Thanks once again for making this book a reality. 

Martin and Malcolm

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