This Much Huxley Knows

This Much Huxley Knows : A Story of Innocence, Misunderstandings, and Acceptance

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"Read this and feel young again." -Joe Siple, Bestselling author of The Five Wishes of Mr. Murray McBride

I'm seven years old and I've never had a best mate. Trouble is, no one gets my jokes. And Breaks-it isn't helping. Ha! You get it, don't you? Brexit means everyone's falling out and breaking up.

Huxley is growing up in the suburbs of London at a time of community tensions. To make matters worse, a gang of youths is targeting isolated residents. When Leonard, an elderly newcomer chats with Huxley, his parents are suspicious. But Huxley is lonely and thinks Leonard is too. Can they become friends?

Funny and compassionate, this contemporary novel for adults explores issues of belonging, friendship and what it means to trust.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 336g
  • English
  • 1684337313
  • 9781684337316
  • 361,330

Review quote

Finalist, The People's Book Prize 2020

Shortlisted, Dorchester Literary Festival Writing Prize 2020

"Read this and feel young again." -Joe Siple, Bestselling author of The Five Wishes of Mr. Murray McBride

"Moving and ultimately upbeat." -Christopher Wakling, author of What I Did

"A joyous novel with the wonderfully exuberant character of Huxley." -Sara Gethin, author of Not Thomas

"A brilliantly crafted novel of observation on life, society and relationships, as seen through the eyes of a seven-year-old boy." -A Little Book Problem

"I just loved seeing life for a while through the eyes of a child." -Anne Williams, Being Anne

"In Huxley, Aldwin has created a protagonist who leaps off the page and will have you smiling from the opening lines." -Cassie, Books Akimbo

"A gorgeous tale with lots of gossip." -Emma Hardy, Bobs and Books

"I love This Much Huxley Knows! I didn't want his story to end. I miss him already." -Sunz, Books Unfold

"This is a decidedly British book with its talk of Brexit and its distinct colloquialisms, but even being in the U.S., it still captured my heart." -Michele Reader, In Search of the Next Great Book

"This much you need to know now. Read this." -Callie, My Affair With Life
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63 ratings
4.78 out of 5 stars
5 79% (50)
4 19% (12)
3 2% (1)
2 0% (0)
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