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Come celebrate publication day!

on July 8, 2021

It’s been a long time coming, but today sees the release of This Much Huxley Knows.

The fountain may be dry but the champagne will flow…

I’m absolutely delighted with the response to my second contemporary novel for adults. Praise for the book has been rolling in and I’ve collated some snippets from UK book bloggers:

Huxley is a totally lovable character that I defy anyone not to adore by the end [of the story], ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Julie Morris, A Little Book Problem

I just loved seeing life for a while through the eyes of a child, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Anne Williams, Being Anne

A gorgeous tale with lots of gossip, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Emma Hardy, Bobs and Books

I’m particularly pleased that on publication day, This Much Huxley Knows also been reviewed by book bloggers in the US (home to my publisher Black Rose Writing). Here’s what they say:

This is a decidedly British book with its talk of Brexit and its distinct colloquialisms, but even being in the U.S., it still captured my heart, 4.25 ⭐s (I love the precision of this rating) from Michele Reader, In Search of the Next Great Book

A unique and sweet story, This Much Huxley Knows is memorable and uplifting and I highly recommend reading it, ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Alicia Toovey, My Brain is Booked

This much you need to know now. Read this, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Callie, My Affair With Life

The build up to publication day has been busy and it’s been hard to make the most of sojourning in Cambridge for the summer. I decided publication of This Much Huxley Knows was definitely worth celebrating and took some time off with David to enjoy afternoon tea at The Varsity.

There’s also been publication of an interview where Deborah Kalb poses some searching questions. You can read the Q&A and imagine me faffing here.

That’s it for publication day … although the Twitter launch is coming soon. Anyone on Twitter do coming along and join the fun. If you’re not sure what this involves, drop me an email and I’ll send you an advice sheet with some tips.

6 responses to “Come celebrate publication day!

  1. Congratulations on a wonderful publication day ♥️

  2. Congratulations, Gail (and Huxley 😉)!

    • gailaldwin says:

      It was a long time ago that we shared the first draft of the opening pages at the Beach and Barnicott. Such a lot has happened since then but I’ll always be grateful for the detailed feedback you gave. Thanks, Maria.

  3. jim bates says:

    Congratulations, Gail! “This Much Huxley Knows” is a thoughtful and beautifully written novel that I enjoyed immensely. Here’s wishing you much success 🙂

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