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This Much Huxley Knows by Gail Aldwin

on July 16, 2021

Jen_bookworm has been so generous in supporting my recent publications with a review. Now it’s time for Huxley and she’s gone and done it again with another thoughtful review. Thank you, Jen.


I’ve reviewed two of Gail Aldwin’s novels here (The String Games and Paisley Shirt) in the past and I am delighted to have the opportunity to read This Much Huxley knows.


I’m seven years old and I’ve never had a best mate. Trouble is, no one gets my jokes. AndBreaks-it isn’t helping. Ha! You get it, don’t you? Brexit means everyone’s falling out and breaking up.

Huxley is growing up in the suburbs of London at a time of community tensions. To make matters worse, a gang of youths is targeting isolated residents. When Leonard, an elderly newcomer chats with Huxley, his parents are suspicious. But Huxley is lonely and thinks Leonard is too. Can they become friends?

Funny and compassionate, this contemporary novel for adults explores issues of belonging, friendship and what it means to trust.

‘Read this and feel young again’ ­– Joe Siple, author ofThe…

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One response to “This Much Huxley Knows by Gail Aldwin

  1. Suzanne Goldring says:

    I’ve just finished reading it. So sensitive and clever with distinctive voices.

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