Cornwall – via India

December 18, 2009

One Big Echo of a Much Nicer Place is selling well in its first week, and I’m happy to say I’m now getting my first sales from India.

When you think about it, it was only natural a book about Cornwall would sell like hot chapatis in the Subcontinent.

We both prize saffron in our cooking.

We both eat pasties (they just call them samosas).

I’m sure there’s plenty more connections.

Bharat mein meri kitab bahut bikein!

(That’s ‘May my book sell many copies in India’ for the few of us Cornish speakers who don’t speak Hindi!)


Western Morning News article online

December 16, 2009

Nice preview piece for One Big Echo of a Much Nicer Place in the Western Morning News (see link below).

Disclaimer regarding the accompanying photo: I do not usually stare meaningfully into the middle distance amid broken factory buildings. (Actually, come to think of it, friends and family might tell you different…)

Western Morning News Article

December 15, 2009

Look out for an article about One Big Echo of a Much Nicer Place in today’s Western Morning News (15 december 2009). Apparently, it’s more a profile of the book than a review; a review will appear in the next week or two.

The piece will also be available online from tomorrow, so I’ll update this post with the link then.

(Then I’ll be able to read it too, as I’m back in India after a short break in the UK.)

Published – at last!

December 10, 2009

I finally have copies of One Big Echo of a Much Nicer Place in my hands. And what a thing of beauty it is. Thanks to Simon Parker for designing an elegant jacket in moody blues (as well as his flawless editing) , and artist Rod Walker for use of his painting in the design.

Reviews will begin to appear in the next week or two, and in the next 48 hours I’ll have the Buy Now Pay Pal buttons up and running, so the book will be officially available to buy from this site.