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Town Fan Publishes First Novel
Town Fan Publishes First Novel
Tuesday, 17th Jul 2018 09:41

Town fan and TWTD poster Ian Galloway has published his first novel, The Drowners, a tale about revenge.

“Set over a three-week period, it is an account of how lives are consumed, twisted and ultimately destroyed by hatred and the desire for retaliation,” Galloway, 46, told TWTD.

“It is also the tale of how from seemingly impossible odds people can overcome all obstacles in their path to achieve their dreams.

“By turns shocking, poignant and laugh-out-loud funny, The Drowners could be The Count of Monte Cristo if he had been brought up on cheap drugs and alcohol in 1980s Britain.”

Galloway, a lifelong Blues supporter among those to travel to Moscow in the UEFA Cup in 2001/02, says the book has received a favourable response and flattering comparisons.

“A couple of reviewers have compared it to Iain Banks and Irvine Welsh, which I was very happy with,” he added.

“It has several, albeit subtle, Town references and all the heroes in my books sport names after a prominent Town player, this one being Mike Burley.

“I am a full-time writer, splitting my time between fiction (I've ghost-written several books, my name always made up of two Town legends) and sports-writing.

“I am currently living in Singapore, so matchday now sees me sat on my balcony at 11pm watching it on iFollow. I get home for a couple of games a season and when at Portman Road I still sit in the Upper North.”

You can buy The Drowners here.

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rugbytomc added 10:52 - Jul 17
If it sells loads and you become as wealthy as JK Rowling, please can you buy the club?

I_AM_GOD added 11:55 - Jul 17
Congrats - I remember when my first book was published and Phil posted it on here!!!

Slambo added 14:49 - Jul 17
Sounds really interesting this..! love the cover as well. Can someone tell me if it will be available to buy locally (I know Waterstones has a local section) or only online..?

KTBlue added 17:08 - Jul 17
Re slambo, only on amazon at the minute apart from shops in singapore

itsonlyme added 17:19 - Jul 17
I will buy it.

FromIpswichToPhoenix added 18:54 - Jul 17
Congrats! Mine came out in February. It's a wonderful feeling!

KTBlue added 07:20 - Jul 18
cheers, yes it is, if a little scarey. Send me the link to yours.

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