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Monday, 19 December 2022

Hi! I just wanted to quickly let you know about my new Substack newsletter, which is just about to launch, and will be going out on an approximately monthly basis from this week onwards. It will be a mixture of new writing, book and music and film recommendations, the occasional interview, and will also incorporate my brand new podcast. It's free, with an optional subscription charge, just like my…

Villager news

Wednesday, 4 May 2022

Hello lovely supporters,

Villager is now finally out in the world! Thank you again for making it happen. I'm very pleased to say that the book made it to number 18 on the UK hardback fiction bestseller chart in the week of publication and has already had some lovely reviews. You should all have your first edition hardbacks now (please email if not) but if you'd like to buy another…

Sneak preview of some of the art for Villager

Tuesday, 5 October 2021

Dear supporters,

Here's a little sneak preview of the art my mum, Jo, has been coming up with so far for the inside of Villager. The book is now edited and will be going to the printers in a few weeks, once she has finished the linoprints, and my dad has finished the map for the front (I'm especially excited about this, as I've always wanted to write a book with a map in it).



Villager: The Cover!

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Dear supporters,

It gives me huge pleasure to reveal Joe McLaren's brilliant cover for my debut novel, Villager. I haven't shared this on social media yet, as I wanted to give you the the first look, as a thank you for your generous early support of the book. I think the image - co-devised with Unbound's art director Mark Ecob - really encapsulates the feel of the book and works as a lovely companion…

Publication date: 28 April 2022
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