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January 29, 2016

The long-awaited first book in the Tristan & Isolde series from the bestselling author RR Gordon ... special early edition only available for the Kindle ...

TRISTAN & ISOLDE - CORNWALL'S STAR-CROSSED LOVERS

The legend of Tristan & Isolde’s love has endured a thousand years and is part of the folklore of nearly fifty countries. Some believe the story inspired Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, making Tristan & Isolde the original star-crossed lovers.
Weaving legend into historical fact, the best-selling author RR Gordon has created a spell-binding tale featuring battles, romance, political intrigue, engaging leading men and strong heroines.

For further information and to read a sample chapter - or to buy the book - go to:
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01APP15VC
USA: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01APP15VC

PRAISE FOR TRISTAN & ISOLDE

‘An epic tale in the style of Game Of Thrones’

‘Interlaces historical fact and storytelling fiction like Bernard Cornwell, combined with the epic intrigue and crisscrossing plot lines of George RR Martin – a glorious, sumptuous story’

‘RR Gordon’s best book yet – a masterpiece of historical fiction’

‘A gifted storyteller’ - Kindle Book Review
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Published on January 29, 2016 12:38 • 82 views • Tags: historical-fiction

March 29, 2014

Brenscombe by RR Gordon has just been published and is available for download on Amazon.

What would you do if society collapsed? If there was no petrol, no electricity, no food in the shops? If law and order had evaporated and people were starting to fight for every scrap of food. Would you survive?
This is the story of one family living in a rural Gloucestershire village and what they do to survive. Fortunately John Strachan saw the writing on the wall and made preparations, but were they enough? Will he be able to defend his family when starving people begin flooding out of the cities in the hunt for food?
Society is reverting back to a feudal system where only the strongest survive. Will John Strachan and his family be strong enough?

For further details or to read the first chapter online to see if it's your cup of tea: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00HY0C5IE
or search for "Brenscombe by RR Gordon" on Amazon.
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Published on March 29, 2014 08:50 • 66 views

October 6, 2013

RR Gordon will be speaking at the Festival of Literature in Mere, Wiltshire on Saturday 19th October alongside other writers such as Damian Lewis and Tarquin Olivier who will be speaking about his father Laurence Olivier.

RR Gordon will discuss his Amazon Kindle bestseller, Gull Rock and explain how budding authors can publish their own works on Amazon Kindle.

For further details see:

http://www.merelitfest.co.uk

For synopsis & reviews of Gull Rock by RR Gordon go to:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B006KWAL2O
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Published on October 06, 2013 08:36 • 77 views

March 13, 2013

RR Gordon will be speaking at the Bournemouth Festival Of Words on Fri 31 May 2013.

He will discuss his Amazon Kindle bestseller, Gull Rock - which follows a man on the run along the Cornish coast - and will look at the rise of the e-book and its future alongside traditional books.

For further details see:

http://www.bournemouthfestivalofwords...

For synopsis & reviews of Gull Rock by RR Gordon go to:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B006KWAL2O
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Published on March 13, 2013 12:03 • 111 views

December 31, 2012

Rydal Water, the 3rd book in the Wish You Were Here Series, has been published and is available to buy on Amazon.
Search for "rr gordon rydal water" or go to http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00AUICYNI (for the UK) or http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AUICYNI (for the US)
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Published on December 31, 2012 20:12 • 101 views

December 24, 2012

RR Gordon has been invited to speak at the Penzance Literary Festival in 2013, which will run from Wed 17 July to Sun 21 July. RR Gordon will be speaking about his bestselling book, Gull Rock, which is set in Cornwall and will also be chairing a discussion session about the future of e-books and paper books.
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Published on December 24, 2012 07:05 • 81 views
RR Gordon has recently been commissioned to write an article for Cotswold Life Magazine. To be published early in 2013, the article assesses the global e-books market and looks at the future of paperbacks in the coming years.
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Published on December 24, 2012 07:00 • 93 views
RR Gordon has been invited to speak at the Bournemouth Festival Of Words which runs from Fri 24 May to Fri 31 May 2013.

For further details see

http://www.bournemouthfestivalofwords...
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Published on December 24, 2012 06:55 • 64 views

July 14, 2012

Gull Rock is the recently-published novel by RR Gordon. As the main character says in the story, ‘Clever name… half the rocks and islands along this coast must be called that’, but this is a very specific Gull Rock, and a very specific Gull Rock, precisely rooted in the beaches and pubs, the roads and people of the North Cornwall coast.

The Gull Rock in question is off Trebarwith Strand, which is where the book’s action mainly takes place, though the story also takes in Polzeath, Port Isaac, St Kew, Tintagel, Boscastle, Launceston and Bude. As such, the book is a delicious tour of beautiful settings, even though in the course of the story there are dark events unfolding along the coastline. Anyone who knows this stretch of coast well (and, I’m sure, a good number of holiday visitor readers) will enjoy the action of the book and the evocative descriptions, ‘the icy bearhug’ of the waves when you’re surfing, the landscapes and ways of life of North Cornwall.

The book’s basic idea is a clever one – where would you go if you were on the run,unable to contact your family or friends, unable to use your credit cards? The answer of the main protagonist - ‘Dan’ – guilty of a crime he doesn’t consider a crime, is to find casual unpaid work in bars and hotels in exchange for food and a place to put his tent. Having been a city banker it gives his life the simplicity that many of us crave, but he – and we – know that the net is closing in on him, as the detectives paid to track him down are following him along the coast. They – in particularly the chatty, eager and likeable Vinod – are well-drawn so we are sympathetic to them too as we read, and wonder how this manhunt can possibly end happily.

The plot is simple then, but surprisingly gripping: the highest compliment I can give the book is that I read it at one sitting, staying up well after midnight. The ending is – literally – a cliffhanger. So of course we want to reach for the next in the ‘Wish You Were Here’ series, which is titled Ramsey Sound, and promises to tell the story of Dan’s ongoing escape, the new crime he is accused of (just as we had been persuaded of his moral innocence for the crime for which he was being pursued in Gull Rock), and what happens with him and the girl from Trebarwith.

Both Gull Rock and Ramsey Sound are published as ebooks, available from www.amazon.co.uk for £1.53.

Elizabeth Gowing’s home is in Port Isaac though her travels have taken her to live as far as Pristina. Her book about her adventures in the Balkans is Travels in Blood and Honey; becoming a beekeeper in Kosovo, published last year by Signal Books
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Published on July 14, 2012 02:22 • 118 views

July 10, 2012

It appears that RR Gordon knows his onions but Ciaran does not.
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Published on July 10, 2012 01:00 • 218 views