The one-hundred-and-fifty-eighth book
To be published.
Set in London in 1985, this is the tale of Hamish Harris and his changes in fortune following the discovery of an intriguing book.
At the beginning of chapter 1, the reader is introduced to Hamish, a failed poet and second-hand bookshop owner, heading towards a cliff-edge of debt, divorce and depression.
While putting off phoning the bank, waiting for the nearby café to open and absentmindedly counting books, he discovers a never-before-seen tome: red leather with the gold calligraphy title, ‘Five’. As Hamish reads he finds his life rocketing into chaos and excitement as it begins to mirror that of Five’s protagonist, Mr Bolton.
More of this book…
Read the first chapter here…