Today I’m doing a book promotion for Michael Murray’s new novel, Leefdale.
As well as being the author of Magnificent Britain, Julia’s Room, and the best-selling detective novel, A Single to Filey, Michael has been my other half for over forty years. He’s been writing Leefdale and its companion novel, Magnificent Britain for over twenty years. Yes, I did say twenty! Magnificent Britain was published as a Kindle ebook in 2012 and is also available as an Amazon print-on-demand paperback.
Leefdale was published a couple of days ago and can be downloaded for a special launch price of 99p / $0.99. Magnificent Britain is £5.99 and both novels are in KindleUnlimited.
Leefdale is busily preparing for the 2001 Magnificent Britain Gardening Competition. Major Howard Roberts is obsessed with gaining the fifth consecutive gold medal for the village.
Unfortunately, the sale of The Old Rectory and its exemplary gardens threatens his hopes and those of many of Leefdale’s residents.
Sleepy, picturesque Leefdale soon becomes a place of petty, bitter conflict which attracts the attention of a boorish political reporter and the national media who are, coincidentally, in pursuit of a much bigger story.
An estate agent with unconventional domestic arrangements; the taken-for-granted wife of a Tory politician; an emotionally traumatised drama therapist and an overworked and frustrated artist are just some of the diverse characters whose lives become entangled and dramatically changed following the sale of The Old Rectory.
Leefdale explores how both individuals and a community respond to change. Its themes touch upon concord and discord, inclusion and exclusion, the liberating power of Art and the complex nature of love.
You can read a free sample of Leefdale on the Amazon site. It’s a long free sample because Leefdale is a long novel, over 300,000 words. Great for readers who like to get lost in a book for a good few hours. My iPad gives Leefdale 12 hours of reading time. That’s good value for 99p / $0.99, isn’t it?
I hope you’ll have time to visit the Leefdale book-page and read some of the free sample. And if the novel appeals to you, take advantage of the special launch price and download a copy. You might need to know that there is a little strong language in the novel but nothing that you won’t have heard before!
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