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writing by Gail Aldwin and other authors

This Much Huxley Knows: contemporary novel

This Much Huxley Knows is set in the months following the Brexit referendum and it tells the story of intergenerational friendship. The novel uses a seven-year-old narrator and comparable titles include The Trouble with Sheep and Goats by Joanna Cannon, My Name is Leon by Kit de Waal and more recently Home by Amanda Berriman. It will be published in America by Black Rose Writing in July 2021. Here’s the blurb:

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 grows 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 Much Huxley Knows explores issues of belonging, friendship and what it means to trust.

Read this and feel young again  – Joe Siple, author of THE FIVE WISHES OF MR. MURRAY McBRIDE

Moving and ultimately upbeat – Christopher Wakling, author of WHAT I DID

A joy of a novel, with a wonderfully exuberant character in Huxley – Sara Gethin, author NOT THOMAS

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