dfw-ja-r-cover-ebookReconquista‘ is launched today on Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble Nook, Kobo and other on-line retailers.  The three hundred and eighty page novel costs

£2.10 per  ‘e’ book and

£7.99 per paperback print on demand.

The £7.99 price is until 9th May only, up to and for the duration of the Clapham Literary Festival. The paperback will be available in bookshops at the beginning of April at £7.99 ( until May 9th ).

The ‘e’ version has been available for pre-order on the Kindle Store since before Easter. The first Smashwords sale took place less than twelve hours after the book was made available on-line.

The first in the Al Andalus series follows the, sometimes harrowing, and often dangerous, adventures of Nathan and his friends as their city falls to the invading army of King Alfonso X of Castile and Leon. It is suitable for twelve year olds and above.Pre-launch review readers (of all ages) have given good feedback and reviews. Some examples are –

  • Excellent. A real page turner.’
  • Reconquista is brilliant. It vividly brings the past to life. ‘
  • The story rattles along and I often didn’t know and couldn’t guess what is coming nextI read it at one sitting.

I hope that people enjoy it as much as some of my pre-publication readers have.

Reconquista will officially be launched on Saturday 7th May at Clapham Books as part of ‘Omnibus Edition‘ the 2016 Clapham Literary Festival.  This is a ticketed, but free, event in the garden marquee, with sherry and flamenco guitar. In the run up to the Festival and during it, ‘Reconquista‘ will be available at the special price of £7.99.  Clapham Books is ‘official’ bookseller for the Festival.

And ‘Reconquista‘ is also one of the books for discussion at the ‘Readers Afternoon’ festival event at 2.00p.m. on Friday 6th May in the Omnibus Arts Theatre.  This session, chaired by celebrated novelist, Elizabeth Buchan, engages with local book clubs, asking them to read the books then come and discuss them with the authors. The selection of books includes short stories, thrillers and ‘Reconquista‘. All the authors involved live and work in Clapham or very nearby.  Ticket price £7 ( and £6 concessions ).

The Festival will be publicised by The Story Bazaar web-site as well as through Omnibus and much publicity can already be found across south London, the Press Release and Programme is here. Local radio stations and Lambeth Libraries are taking part. We hope to generate a buzz on social media, with the hashtag #claphamlitfest on Twitter.  A live twitter feed will be running through-out the Festival shown in all three venues.

If you want to know more about ‘Reconquista‘, its genesis and development try reading the following articles                    Reconquista.online                 Entitlement                   Reading a book by its cover