I have tried to stay away from the self-promotion of my book on here.

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Thought it would be a better idea to write some short stories, some poems and take some photos. The idea was to get a little group of followers to come along for the ride and encourage you all to go out and look up my novel without pushing you in that direction.

However, yesterday at 4.30pm WA time I found out that my first novel had received a 4 out of 5 star review in a UK national newspaper. The reviewer made some comments about things he didn’t like and some about things he did. All in all I thought it was completely fair and as he scored it 4 out of 5 I was amazed and humbled.

The paper in question has a daily circulation of over 2 million. It is a proper review in a proper newspaper. I have literally been smiling for 26 hours now. I will probably smile at the memory of the moment for the rest of my life.

That’s it really. Not too profound or startling a blog post. Just thought I’d share my happiness.

Ian Andrew is the author of the alternative history novel A Time To Every Purposethe detective thrillers Face Value and Flight Path and the Little Book of Silly Rhymes & Odd Verses. All are available in e-book and paperback. Follow him on social media:

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