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The Last Summer - Robert Houghton

Postby Rob Houghton » 28 Oct 2017, 10:49

After a few good comments on one of my novels - one of the four or five I have on computer anyway - I decided to upload it to Amazon Publishing, where it is now available to download as an ebook and will also shortly be available to order as a print copy. 8)

Its an adult novel - romantic/historical - set in world war two, the 1890's and the 1870's, telling the story of three generations of women who lived in the same house, Four Thrushes. I always describe it as in the style of Daphne DuMaurier - a bit of a cross between Rebecca and Jane Ayre.

I know a few people have read it already - and thank you for your feedback. We'll see how my luck goes, lol - though I don't hold out much hope, as its like finding a needle in a haystack on Amazon!

Here's a link should you wish to check it out. I'll put up another link when the print version is available.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Last-Summer-Robert-Houghton-ebook/dp/B076XYCJLK/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1509184108&sr=1-1&keywords=Robert+Houghton+The+Last+Summer

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Re: The Last Summer - Robert Houghton

Postby Moonraker » 28 Oct 2017, 12:24

Well done, Rob. I think you were kind enough to let me read that, although I have read so many of your books, I can't remember if I had or not! :roll:

I hope you don't end up book signing in the same place at the same time as Julie! :shock: Good luck.
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Re: The Last Summer - Robert Houghton

Postby Rob Houghton » 28 Oct 2017, 12:39

yes - you did read it Nigel!! ;-)

I'm sure I won't be book signing anytime soon! :lol:
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hearts mad delight,
Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
through the night.'

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Re: The Last Summer - Robert Houghton

Postby Julie2owlsdene » 28 Oct 2017, 12:57

So you took the plunge, Robert, well done you.

Will a publisher take on the print version?

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Re: The Last Summer - Robert Houghton

Postby Rob Houghton » 28 Oct 2017, 13:14

It's a print-on-demand service - so if I happen to sell a book, it gets printed off, and I earn a cut of the profit!! Just trying it, as the whole thing is completely free to set up, so I thought 'why not' ! :D
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Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
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Re: The Last Summer - Robert Houghton

Postby sixret » 28 Oct 2017, 13:29

Well done, Rob! :D
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Re: The Last Summer - Robert Houghton

Postby Rob Houghton » 28 Oct 2017, 18:06

The paperback version is now also available - £7.00 - but it is a thick book ( 312 pages). 8)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1973166674/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1509209707&sr=8-2&keywords=The+Last+Summer+Robert+Houghton


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Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
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Re: The Last Summer - Robert Houghton

Postby Eddie Muir » 28 Oct 2017, 18:36

Congratulations, Rob. :D

You were kind enough to let me read The Last Summer recently and I thoroughly enjoyed doing so. The book is extremely well written and wonderfully atmospheric. I hope it proves to be successful for you. Good luck. :D
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Re: The Last Summer - Robert Houghton

Postby sixret » 28 Oct 2017, 18:47

Did you illustrate the cover? I can see the similarities between this cover and Rawlin's Reach.
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Re: The Last Summer - Robert Houghton

Postby John Pickup » 28 Oct 2017, 21:03

Well done, Rob. I hope it proves to be successful.
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Re: The Last Summer - Robert Houghton

Postby Rob Houghton » 28 Oct 2017, 21:10

sixret wrote:Did you illustrate the cover? I can see the similarities between this cover and Rawlin's Reach.


Thanks all! :-)

Yes - I did illustrate the cover - quite a few years ago now, when I rewrote the book in 2006. The original book was written in around 1992! 8)
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Re: The Last Summer - Robert Houghton

Postby Moonraker » 29 Oct 2017, 13:48

It reminds me of the sky we had a week ago!
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Re: The Last Summer - Robert Houghton

Postby Rob Houghton » 30 Oct 2017, 12:04

Should anyone want to buy a copy (which I highly doubt, lol!) then its available on Amazon as a print paperback - £6.99 - free postage if on Prime. Unfortunately I can't sell it any cheaper, as each book costs Amazon £3.49 to print, and the only commission I get on each book is about 68p! :lol:
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Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
through the night.'

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Re: The Last Summer - Robert Houghton

Postby Daisy » 30 Oct 2017, 12:20

We are ordering it today Rob. I'm looking forward to reading it, it looks very interesting.
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Re: The Last Summer - Robert Houghton

Postby Rob Houghton » 30 Oct 2017, 12:21

Thank you Daisy! The price still says £8.99 but I reduced it to £6.99 this morning. Hopefully that price will be applicable shortly! 8)
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I'll warm me with your echoes
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