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Monkey Arkwright is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources. If you wish to participate please contact me on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

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Monkey Arkwright  by Rob Campbell

Genre: YA Mystery

Tour Dates: 10th - 16th January 2020

Publication Date: 29th November 2017

Formats available: Mobi, or PDF

First part in a trilogy but can work as a standalone.

Estimated Page Count - 272

Types of post available: Reviews or basic promo / spotlight posts 

Potential Triggers: - One of the main characters is struggling to come to terms with the recent death, from cancer, of her father. The loss of a parent at a young age is one of the themes of the book.

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Budding writer Lorna Bryson is struggling to come to terms with the recent death of her father when she meets Monkey Arkwright, the boy who loves to climb. The two strike up an immediate rapport, and Monkey challenges her to write about him, claiming that he can show her things that are worth writing about.

True to his word, Lorna is catapulted into Monkey’s world of climbing and other adventures in the churches, woodlands and abandoned places in and around their home town of Culverton Beck.

When the two teenagers find an ancient coin in the woods, claims from potential owners soon flood in, including the mysterious Charles Gooch, who is adamant that the coin is his. But this is only the opening act in a much larger mystery that has its roots in some dark deeds that took place more than a century earlier.

Combining their talents, Lorna and Monkey set about fitting the pieces together in a tale of budding friendship, train-obsessed simpletons, the shadow of Napoleon and falling pianos.

About Rob Campbell

Rob Campbell was born in the blue half of Manchester.

He studied Electrical & Electronic Engineering at Manchester Polytechnic, gaining an honours degree, but the fact that he got a U in his Chemistry O-Level helps to keep him grounded.

Having had a belly full of capacitors and banana plugs, on graduation he transferred his skills to software engineering. He still writes code by day, but now he writes novels by night. Listing his pastimes in no particular order, he loves music, reading and holidays, but he is partial to the words and music of Bruce Springsteen.

His favourite authors are David Morrell, Joe Abercrombie, Scott Lynch & Carlos Ruiz Zafón.

He lives in Manchester with his wife and two daughters.

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Blog Tour Schedule

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

10th January

  1. Jane Hunt Writer

  2. B for bookreview

  3. Cheryl M-M's Book Blog

11th January

  1. Mai's Musings

  2. The Magic Of Wor(l)ds

  3. Literary Flits

12th January

  1. Trails of Tales

  2. The Spooky Bookshelf

  3. SLC Jewish Reader

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