Special First Edition
The first edition of The Englishman is very special to me because it was the first ever book I published. This novel, which came out in paperback in 2013, has had more covers than an Elvis song, so you can imagine that looking back at the first ever paperback copy makes me quite dewy-eyed.
The novel itself was born (by popular demand) from a series of blog posts where I’d poured my heart out and told my personal story of how I’d met and fallen head over heels in love with my Englishman.
The cover image also features my Englishman in his tropical uniform in a photo which I’ve always adored. I was adamant I’d use it for the cover but had to sweet talk the Englishman into it. (The compromise was not showing his face on the cover).
The current cover has roses on it, so you can see the first version was quite different.
The first edition of The Englishman is now out of circulation and will not be printed anymore, but I will always keep at least one copy of this book on my shelf.
However, even though I buy most of my books for my Kindle, our home is becoming more and more cluttered with my own and other books, so I’ve decided I will let go of a limited number of copies of The Englishman first edition books from my library.
To celebrate our 33rd wedding anniversaries (if you’ve read The Englishman you know why I’m using the plural form here), I will be entering one signed first edition copy into a GoodReads Giveaway. To coincide with the period between our two weddings, this giveaway will be running from 5th May to 2nd June 2017. So you see, this one is a hugely personal giveaway! Please enter below to be in for a chance to win a copy.
Buy The Englishman First Edition Book now
If you’re impatient (like me) and would like to have a copy of the limited first edition of The Englishman now (this version is not available to buy anywhere else and is not being printed anymore), you can buy a copy from me directly. All you need to do is to fill in a Google Form here (or tap the box below) or comment on this post.
These paperback copies cost just £9.99 ($12.99/€12.99) plus postage & packing which in the UK will be £2.50. I will send you a PayPal invoice when you’ve filled in the form. When I have received payment, I will send the books to you by 1st class post. Don’t forget to tell me if you’d like the book signed and/or dedicated to someone special. I have been told that The Englishman makes the perfect gift.
I have just a few books left to sell, so if you’d like a copy, please hurry!