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The Julian Calendar

The Julian Calendar (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Henry, William

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A bright young photojournalist returns to London with the aim of releasing himself from a profound love affair that has stalled without explanation. Instead, he is derailed by memories of the secretive nurse who broke his heart, and rejuvenated by a man whose unexpected and inten... read full description below.

ISBN 9780958235556
Published 1 January 2018 by Nakedize Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780958235556
ISBN-10 0958235554
Stock Available
Status Showing available from publisher, allow 2-4 weeks for delivery
Publisher Nakedize Ltd
Imprint Marsilio Press
Publication Date 1 January 2018
International Publication Date 15 November 2018
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Henry, William
Category Modern Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 330
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 228mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.3
Catalogue Code 958956

Description of this Book

[From the back cover] Daniel Jamieson is a bright young photojournalist desperate to release himself from a profound love affair that has stalled without explanation. He has returned to London for its diversions, but instead stirs memories of the secretive nurse who left him heartbroken. Julian Marriot is a retired publisher, classical music enthusiast, and the uncle of one of Daniel's university friends. Julian is delighted by Daniel's passionate curiosity for books and music, but it is his own passionate curiosity - for Daniel himself - that threatens to derail everything. And so begins an unexpected and intense friendship that challenges the fundamental notion of what it means to truly love someone. One year. Two voices. The infinite possibilities of love. At once suspenseful and funny, heart-wrenching and heart-warming, The Julian Calendar is, more than anything, a story of love: platonic, romantic, gay, straight, cautious, passionate, star-crossed, and unstoppable.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The Julian Calendar is by no means a pacey thriller but rather a slow-build story in which emotions, oft-derailed life plans and relationships gradually develop to the point that the reader becomes totally immersed in the narrative's exploration of love, friendship and life philosophy ... and is left cogitating on these rather welcome themes long after the book has been put down. 5 stars - Scott Whitmont - Bookseller, book reviewer for 2GB 873AM, Sydney; ...a really lovely story - Juliet Blyth, book reviewer, Radio Active 88.6FM, Wellington

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Author's Bio

William Henry is the pen name (for fiction) of Simon Hertnon. Simon has been writing professionally since completing a BA in Linguistics from Victoria University of Wellington in 1989. He is the author of From Afterwit to Zemblanity: 100 endangered words brought to life (New Holland, 2008) and Clear, Concise, Compelling: How to write less and achieve more (Nakedize, 2006). Simon teaches business writing at Victoria University Professional and Executive Development, where he has been an Associate since 2008. He has served on the judging panel of the New Zealand Plain English Awards since 2011. Simon is an expert in information design and transformation. He has travelled widely and for several years worked as a freelance photojournalist. Simon is fascinated by travel, philosophy, and storytelling. In 2005, Simon published a theory of universal human needs, which serves as an accessible update to Maslow's 1943 hierarchy of needs. The Julian Calendar is Simon's debut novel.

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