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Gerard Philey’s Euro-Diary: Quest for a Life is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contacme on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

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Gerard Philey’s Euro-Diary: Quest for a Life by Brendan James


Genre: Comedy / humour / travel

Tour Dates: 25th - 31st August 2022

Publication Date: 24th February 2022

Standalone Novel

Estimated Page Count: 195

Formats available: Mobi, PDF or Very Limited UK Paperbacks

Types of post available: Reviews, extracts, guest posts and Q&As

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‘Could there be a world of interest and adventure beyond the Midlands? A world of confidence, sex and excitement? A better life – a better me?’ These are the questions Gerard Philey grapples with over New Year, 1995. Sitting in his rented Black Country room, reflecting on his thankless teaching job and miserable love life, he courageously decides to abandon his humdrum existence and embark on a quest for Euro-fulfilment, fun and fitness on the Continent.

After a shaky start in Brussels, events manoeuvre him to Amsterdam where chance encounters shift his world well and truly into fifth gear. He samples the trials and tribulations of new relationships, alongside managing a sex shop in the city’s Red Light Area – on top of the challenges of fat-free living and international travel!

Through his bittersweet diary, we see how Gerard steers a laugh-out-loud course through farcical episodes and fanciful characters...and how entanglements from past and present draw him unwittingly into a criminal underworld where events ultimately take their toll.

About Brendan James

Brendan James is the author of the new comedy novel, “Gerard Philey’s Euro-Diary: Quest for a Life”. Though this is his first novel, he has a large number of non-fiction publications (under the name Brendan Bartram) as a former university lecturer and researcher. A passionate linguist and Europhile, he spent a number of years working in the Netherlands, France and Germany. He lives in the West Midlands with his husband.

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Blog Tour Schedule

Maximum 3 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

25th August 

  1. The Tami Journal / Tamis Reading Corner

  2. PAJNewman

  3. Bookish Dreamer

26th August 

  1. eBook Addicts

  2. Bookmarks and Stages

  3. Northernreader

27th August 

  1. @comfychairandabook

  2. prolificreader

  3. Christian Bookaholic

28th August 

  1. Novel Kicks

  2. Just 4 My Books

  3. Broad Thoughts from a Home

29th August 

  1. Tealeavesandbookleaves

  2. Pen and Paper

  3. The Bookish Hermit

30th August 

  1. @candygirl73reads

  2. Books Are Cool

  3. WildWritingLife

31st August 

  1. Chicks, Rogues and Scandals

  2. Between the Pages Book Club

  3. Niki Preston

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