The Descent of the Lyre

Thursday September 13, 2012

The Descent of the Lyre
Long-time visitors to will know that back in 2007, I spent several weeks in Bulgaria researching a novel. Well, after a lot more writing, the book—which is set in Bulgaria and Paris in the 19th Century, and which follows the fortunes of a bridegroom turned bandit turned guitarist turned saint—is now published, and has had some good write-ups, including in The Bookseller, where it was one of the recommendations for August 2012, and The Sunday Telegraph, where it was included in the summer books supplement (‘A powerful literary novel,’ they said…).

There’s more about the book — including a little trailer video, some extracts and readings, and so on — on my personal website.

If you want to get your hands on a copy (and very handsome it is too) you can go to Amazon (in the UK — US release is this December) and buy the book in hardback here. Paperback to follow next year!


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