Something for the naughty ones this Chrimbo!

Hi-de-hi campers,

I have a brand spanking new front cover for my second novel, Peripheral Vision, just in time for Chrimbo!

Which is perfect timing for all the naughty people out there. Because, believe me, nice folks shouldn’t read this book, it’ll scar you for life.

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Anyhoo, the inimitable Mike O’Toole has very kindly done the front cover photography for me again. (He took the shot for my short story collection, Ten Orbits of the Sun.) He’s a brilliant photographer based in Dublin, but works all over the gaff. Have a rummage around his website by clicking on his name above. You’ll be impressed.

I think it’s a squillion times better. So, a gargantuan thank you to Mike.

And, if you didn’t know already, Peripheral Vision is a heartbreaking coming-of-age tale about a young lad trying to make his way in poverty-stricken north of England in the 70s. Here’s the blurby bit:

After being blinded in one eye by his abusive father, Peripheral Vision tells the story of 11-year-old Danny Kane growing up in 1970s northern England. His violent upbringing results in his descent into a life of drugs and crime. As he reaches adulthood he realises that the only way out of his spiralling slide into perdition is to find the one thing that he treasured most – his childhood friend, Sally, who was taken into care after the death of her mother. Can the search for his long-lost love lead to Danny’s redemption?

Oh, and as it’s probably a bit late to include it in your letter to Santa, he says to tell you that if you pop over to Amazon and buy it yourself, he’ll gladly refund you at some point during 2016*.

Happy Chrimbo Everyone!

And an exceedingly prosperous

New Year to all.

*Santa Claus denies any recollection of making such a promise.

 

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11 responses to “Something for the naughty ones this Chrimbo!

  1. Happy C to you too, Dave. Hope it’s full of inspiration!

  2. Note to self. Get your head out of the art books for a while these holidays and read David’s book. I promise. Cheers Sue

  3. Happy Christmas, and may the New Year be a joyous one!

  4. Happy Chrimbo to you, too, David. I’ve already told you how much I like your new book cover and how honoured I am to be quoted on its cover, but I’m going to say it again. It’s excellent.

  5. Best of luck and continued writing talent to you for the New Year!

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