New book coming soon…

Portrait_of_Dr._GachetExciting news! My next novel, The Afterlives of Dr Gachet, will be published 1st July. I can’t wait. It’s a novel about the man in the painting here, and the story behind his famous heartbroken expression…

More details coming soon! Right now my summer book tour is being finalised. Get in touch if you’ve got any ideas for events in your city…

A Digital Rebirth: The Book of Crows at The Pigeonhole

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My 2nd novel, The Book of Crows, is about to be serialised on  (an online book club). There are still a few spaces up for grabs, so why not join in?

I’m really excited about this new digital rebirth for the novel. It’s a few years now since it was first published, and this gave me a chance to re-read my book and get caught up in the story once again. The Book of Crows is a novel about a mystery that stretches throughout Chinese history. Featuring a young girl who is kidnapped and taken through the desert to an isolated mountain brothel, as well as a suspicious landslide near Lanzhou, and a grieving Chinese poet, the book follows characters on the Silk Road, all caught up in the story of the mythical ‘Book of Crows’.

The Pigeonhole sends the reader a new chapter of the book to read on your phone or tablet every day. What’s even more exciting, is that there’s lots of ‘extras’ in the digital version. For instance, I’ve recently recorded an interview about the book, created an annotated map of the setting, made a playlist of the Chinese music that inspired it, collected photos I took during my trips to research the story, and written a guest post about it here. So there’s plenty of reasons to dive in!

 
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