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Literature: Bloor Book Success

5 January, 2015 in News

Go Swift and Far, the locally written and produced novel all about Bath, has already been reprinted following strong sales.

The book, which features real life Bath characters and is written by Gordon Bloor (under the pseudonym Douglas Westcott) is a coming-of-age tale set in the aftermath of the bombings of World War Two.

‘I’m thrilled that so many Bathonians have taken it to their heart,’ says the 71-year-old. ‘We’ve deliberately delayed Amazon sales until February, to allow a clear run for the great Bath outlets supporting us,’ he added. ‘At Bath Christmas market we sold 600 books in six days: that’s one bok every five minutes!’

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Reviews

‘I love Westcott’s writing style and enjoyed this continuing saga enormously’

Stan Frith

‘What a superb follow up to Go Swift and Far! Born and raised in Bath the highly descriptive locations and quality of writing allow one to truly live and feel part of the story. Eagerly awaiting book three!’

Helen Beer

“A compelling story of the ups and downs of a Bath property developer. A great evocation of time and place, providing a fascinating history of beautiful Bath Can’t wait for the next instalment.”

Dr Tim Bamford

“I couldn’t put it down and the story captivated me – I couldn’t wait for the next edition.”

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