An irresistible debut novel of unlikely friendships and second chances, for readers who loved The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and The Rosie Project.
David Barnett is an author and journalist based in West Yorkshire. After a career working for regional newspapers he embarked upon a freelance career writing features for most of the UK national press. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed Gideon Smith series of Victorian fantasies, published by Tor Books, and teaches journalism part-time at Leeds Trinity University. David was born in Wigan, Lancashire, in 1970 and is married to Claire, also a journalist. They have two children, Charlie and Alice.
Must read * Daily Express * Utterly irresistible * SUNDAY MIRROR * funny, moving, sweetly life-affirming tale * SUNDAY EXPRESS * A book about being alone and being together, being lost and being found. One man against infinity: what are the chances? Good, as it happens. I loved this book. One huge step for a man, no longer lost in space. * David Quantick * A bitter-sweet, original blend of social realism and sci-fi; funny, engaging and honest. * Stuart Maconie * A funny, moving, absorbing hot chocolate of a story - hot chocolate with chilli, that is, because there were bits were I laughed aloud! The pages just turned themselves - I can't wait for the next David Barnett. * Daniela Sacerdoti, author of CALLING YOU HOME * Brilliant, funny, heartwarming and exactly what everyone needs right now. I loved it. * Rachael Lucas, author of Wildflower Bay * CALLING MAJOR TOM is blooming marvellous! Original, moving and mercilessly funny, this is an unashamedly feel-good story. I laughed, I cried and I cheered for the wonderful characters. Don't hesitate - fall in love with this book! * Miranda Dickinson, author of SEARCHING FOR A SILVER LINING * ...a pure pleasure to read, full of well-observed characters and hope, and a much-needed antidote for these worrying times. * Julie Cohen, author of TOGETHER * A gorgeously quirky story about families, forgiveness and unexpected friendships - sheer joy. * Lucy Diamond, author of THE SECRETS OF HAPPINESS * Praise for the feel-good novel of 2017, Calling Major Tom: A book about loneliness, about bravery, about the walls we all put up to protect ourselves and about how it is never ever too late to try to change. * Katie Marsh, author of MY EVERYTHING *