BOOKS OF THE MONTH
This month Eye Books publishes A Raindrop In The Ocean
, a remarkable memoir of a life well lived.
Born in colonial Africa, Michael Dobbs-Higginson roamed the world as a teenager, working variously as a logger, a docker and an encyclopaedia salesman. He was ordained as a Buddhist monk in Japan and then rose to become an eccentric, kimono-wearing investment banker.
His tales of drug-smuggling, bed-hopping and buccaneering business deals are seen through the prism of an Eastern religious wisdom honed over thousands of years.
Watch a short trailer for A Raindrop In The Ocean here
And from Lightning Books comes Time of Lies
, the second novel from Douglas Board. His previous novel MBA
(2015) was a campus comedy. His new book – described by the Guardian
as being in “the vanguard of Brexit fiction” – is set in 2020, when Britain has elected its own Donald Trump as prime minister.
Chris Mullin, author of the iconic political thriller A Very British Coup
, hails it as “a milestone in dystopian fiction” and “the first post-truth, post-Brexit novel”.
Watch a short trailer for Time Of Lies here