Archive | July 2021

Paperback book launch, 22 July

There will be a book launch event for the paperback of ‘All or nothing at all: the life of Billy Bland‘, on Thursday 22nd July 2021. It will be at the Skiddaw Hotel (Greta Suite), Keswick, from 6-30 to 8-pm. I will be talking about the book and doing a Q&A with Billy Bland. Bookends (Keswick) will be there with books for sale/signing as well. No booking required, just rock up. [It would be good if folk would let me know they are coming, though]

It will be quite a low-key event, as I still have concerns about the Covid situation, and hope that attendees will respect any social distancing or other local rules that are in place.

What is the book like? Well, here are the thoughts of a couple of people, whose opinions I respect. First off, Adharanand Finn:

Jasmin Paris said: “Born in the Lake District and moulded by its hills, Billy Bland is a truly fascinating character”; while Rebecca Robinson said: “This tale of fortitude and formidable athleticism transports readers to the heart of the fell running scene”.

Finally, this review appeared, on NETGALLEY, from Kelly Furniss: