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Daniel Ford has thirty days to live. Accused of the horrific murder of his best friend Nathan twelve years before, he has exhausted all appeals and now faces the long walk to the electric chair. All he can do is make peace with his God. Father John Rousseau is the man to whom the last month of Daniel's life has been entrusted. All the two men have left to do is rake over the last ashes of Ford's existence. So he begins to tell his story. Beginning with his first meeting with Nathan, aged six, on the shores of a lake in 1952, through first loves, Vietnam, the death of Kennedy and finally their flight from the draft which ended in Nathan's brutal murder...Meanwhile the clock is ticking and the days are running more

Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 144 x 220 x 30mm | 539.78g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752856669
  • 9780752856667

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CONFIRMED INTERVIEW: Roger was interviewed by PUBLISHING NEWS for the Debut feature which appeared on 23rd May. Candlemoth was a ONE TO WATCH in THE BOOKSELLER star ratings on 11th April. Roger will be interviewed about the book on BBC RADIO WM on 29 July on the Fiona Dye evening programme. A full page interview with Roger was in the SUNDAY MERCURY newspaper in Birmingham on 3rd August. CONFIRMED REVIEWS: THE TIMES PLAY 26 JulyBIRMINGHAM EVENING MAIL 30 AugustNEW BOOK.MAG Summer issue out on 29 July EVENTS: Roger is attending BODIESIN THE BOOKSHOP at Heffers in Cambridge on 9th July. Roger will be spending a day with local rep Jon Small (either 15th or 22nd August), visiting Birmingham bookshops, meeting key buyers and signing more

About Roger Jon Ellory

Roger Jon Ellory has been writing for over ten years but CANDLEMOTH is his first published novel. He has had a variety of jobs - he now works to detox drug addicts - but writing is still his first love. Roger lives in the Midlands and is in his late more

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840 ratings
4.07 out of 5 stars
5 36% (304)
4 41% (343)
3 18% (150)
2 4% (36)
1 1% (7)
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