D.D. Johnston

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D.D. Johnston is a Scottish author, who now lives in Cheltenham, England, where he works as a lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Gloucestershire. His first novel, Peace, Love, & Petrol Bombs (AK Press), was a Sunday Herald Books of the Year for 2011 and has been translated into Spanish as Paz, amor y cócteles molotov.

His second novel, The Deconstruction of Professor Thrub, was a 2013 book of the year in the Morning Star, where it was described as 'determinedly extraordinary.'

His third novel, The Secret Baby Room, is a tense psychological thriller:

"As her own life falls apart, Claire risks everything in her quest. It’s an investigation that leads her not only towards the dark knowledge of past crimes but towards an underst
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Whiteway Colony History Festival

[image error]This weekend I’m delighted to be visiting Whiteway Colony in the Cotswolds, which was founded in 1898 as a Tolstoyan commune. I’ll be interviewing Richard Blair, son of George Orwell (pictured), who stayed at Whiteway as a child while his father was ill with tuberculosis. Then I’ll be talking about some of the amazing people who have lived at or visited Whiteway, including Prince K...

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Published on May 26, 2017 05:05
Average rating: 3.72 · 114 ratings · 34 reviews · 3 distinct works
Peace, Love & Petrol Bombs

3.65 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 2011 — 7 editions
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The Secret Baby Room

3.65 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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The Deconstruction of Profe...

4.33 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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Rufius the Cinaedus is a swashbuckling adventure, a bildungsroman, a historical treatise, and a queer love story all rolled into one. As is the case in so many great historical novels, in Rufius, Walton imbricates the human story with the socio-histo ...more
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The Secret Baby Room by D.D. Johnston
"A paranoia-packed, nail-biting thriller that will have you questioning what is real and what may just be delusion, The Secret Baby Room is a modern-day Rosemary's Baby that kept THIS pregnant reader perched on the edge of her seat. Newly unemploye..." Read more of this review »
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"This novel blends a number of genres into its 283 pages and as such the text is brimming with ideas, social comment, satire, compelling plot and many examples of fine writing. Because of this literary hybridity it's maybe tempting, at first, to th..." Read more of this review »
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"This is a really good summer read. The previous book I’d read by D.D. Johnston was The Deconstruction of Professor Thrub. This is a very different sort of book. I suppose I’d expected at least some of the experimentation, philosophy and trickery t..." Read more of this review »
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There are times when history seems to erupt in chorus. Sometimes the cause of synchronicity is obvious, as in the World War that preceded uprisings and revolutions from Clydeside to Moscow, or the economic collapse that by 2011 had sparked revolts as ...more
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From its brilliant opening line – ‘Life changed when he came to the island, the foreign doctor from further away than anyone cared to know’ – to its thrilling finale, The Monster’s Wife delights and entertains. It tells the story of a tiny Orkney com ...more
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The Known and Unknown Sea by Alan Bilton
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From its knockout opening sentence - 'The day the tickets arrived, our whole family gathered around my grandfather's table to decide *what should be done* - to its haunting conclusion, *The Known and Unknown Sea* is a book that never puts a foot wron ...more
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