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Guest Post: What’s in a Name? This Much Huxley Knows by Gail Aldwin

on July 28, 2021

Please enjoy this guest post from The Blue Mood Cafe where I share the process of giving my characters names in This Much Huxley Knows. What’s in a name?

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Gail Aldwin tells the stories behind the names of her characters in her second contemporary novel for adults, This Much Huxley Knows.

About the Book


I’m seven years old and I’ve never had a best mate. Trouble is, no one gets my jokes. And Breaks-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.



Thinking of Names

Before I had a child, I always thought choosing a name for a baby…

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