I need to tell you about a great new book, but before I do let me say this: I hate fiction. I mean I loathe it. I really don’t care what colour someone’s eyes are or how soft their voice is. Frankly, most adjectives make me cringe.
When I was filming the National Geographic documentary, The Truth Behind King Arthur, I got to talking to the film crew about fiction and how much I detested Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and how I was horrified when two of my best friends threatened to disown me, implying that I was too thick to appreciate its subtle splendours. At the end of the documentary the guys presented me with a signed copy of the book as a gag. I love those guys, but still hate the book. Fiction – pift!
I am pleased to say that Everywhere But No Place by Mark Foster is an exception to my rule. When the author, my good friend and designer of my Arcadia website, asked me to read it I was worried. I mean, I was really concerned. He is such a good mate. What if I hated it like some of the other fiction I’d read? Fortunately, I needn’t have worried. The book is fabulous. I could not put it down. I was hooked. I was moved. I was relieved. It is now on Kindle. Buy it! I faced my fears and was amply rewarded. You, on the other hand, have nothing to worry about.