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Martin Harbottle's Appreciation of Time

My first novel, Martin Harbottle's Appreciation of Time, was published January 2014 by Oneworld Publications.

Described by the Daily Express as "the compellingly hilarious, heartfelt tale of a man trying to stay on the right tracks... every carriage should have a copy." (Read the full review
here.)

Publisher's blurb below, click on the image to order from Amazon.



Dan's got a new job. But he's moved out of town in order to start a family and has been commuting into London every day. After fourteen months of the trains either making him late for work or late getting home, he's had enough and decides it's high time that Martin Harbottle, the Managing Director of Premier Westward trains, heard about it. As it turns out, Dan has plenty of time to fill and a lot to say: his work for the troubled paper recently caught up in allegations of 'unethical practices', his rocky marriage and the struggle to adjust to new parenthood. Before long, his forthright opinions on just about everything find their way into his emails. But when Martin begins to respond, a hilarious - and extraordinary - correspondence begins.

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