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  • Solitaire Townsend

Latest updates

Are you a Gold, Brick or Green?

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

It’s The Happy Hero’s first birthday! And what a year it's been: reviews in The Sunday Times and Guardian, speaking at the Hay Festival, support from Ellie Goulding, launches in London, Stockholm, New York and Tokyo. And yesterday Radio 4 asked for ‘happy hero’ advice for people to act after the big new report from the IPCC.

Have you had a chance to read the book and discover if you’re a Gold,…

The Happy Hero On Tour

Sunday, 8 April 2018

The Happy Hero is going to the Hay Festival (courtesy of the wonderful Martin Wright)

I'll be joining the SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL…OR IS IT ANYMORE? panel with Kevin McCloud and Juliet Davenport on Thursday 24 May at 7pm. Will any of you gorgeous pledgers be there? Please come and say hello if so.

We're also planning a Swedish book launch in early May. If you're in Stockholm May 7th please let me…

Help Please You Happy Heroes!

Saturday, 24 February 2018

My dearest darling pledgers.

Have you enjoyed The Happy Hero? Who else might enjoy it?

With one click you can help others find The Happy Hero - by reviewing it on Amazon:

Click Here To Review

It's been wonderful hearing feedback from folk I know (and many I don't) about how the book has affected them.

One word reviews are particularly welcome! Amazon algorithms don't read the content…

Spot The Happy Hero...

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

We're getitng The Happy Hero out there! 

Please review on Amazon - share on social media - write a blog - and tell your friends


Let's get going!

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Launch day is almost here! On this Tuesday (10th October) The Happy Hero will be 'officially' available in bookshops and online. Your copy should already be winging its way to you.

Lots of press and radio coverage is lined up promoting the book, kicking off with this lovely piece in The Sunday Times today.

Apparently, this is where the real work starts - and I need your help! Remember - everyone…

Are we there yet?

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Very nearly.

The book was written. Then got written a bit more.

There were a few tears, professional levels of procrastination and a fair amount of rum.

The development editors (with great compassion) then suggested 'umm, maybe write this a bit more and stop saying 'nevertheless' so much'.

The rum was nearly enough.

The book was written.

Then the poor copy editor needed a little lay down after…

We have an Action Advocate!

Saturday, 17 December 2016

The wonderful Anna-Kajsa Lidell co-founder of Food for Progress has become our Action Advocate! She's the extraordinary change-maker behind Oumph - the most awesome veggie food on the planet.

Seriously - this stuff is utterly yummy, healthy and good for the environment. Fuel for happy heroes!

Hello Heroes!

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Thanks for coming to visit my Shed. Imagine some comfy old sofa's, warm lighting and hot cocoa brewing on the wood-fired stove. Perhaps there's even a little music playing on the vintage gramophone hidden in the corner. 

You are welcome in our little hero hideout!

Please pop by to hear how the book is progressing. Chat about the themes and stories. And perhaps post some cheesy jokes to cheer…

Publication date: Autumn 2017
196% funded
172 backers