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Then and now 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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Then and now by R J Gould

Genre: British & Irish Contemporary Fiction, Coming of Age and Ageing

Tour Dates: 13th - 20th March 2022

Publication Date: 13th March 2022

Formats available: Mobi, Epub or PDF

Standalone Novel

Estimated Page Count - 320

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

Sandy is about to retire following an illustrious career as editor of an upmarket fashion magazine.

Michael can’t retire, he thinks his work to explain the dangers of climate change is far too important.

Jonathan is considering retiring from running his fundraising consultancy.

These three were the best of friends at university before a tragedy wrecked their friendship. They haven’t spoken since.

Fifty years on, they arrange to meet at a reunion. Having reminisced about student life during a wild and self-indulgent era with its heady mix of free love, drugs and ground-breaking music, they share their life journeys since the Swinging Sixties – the successes and failures, the happiness and despair, and their optimism and fears for the future.

The reunion is drawing to a close. Dare they tackle the incident that tore them apart, an event that has brought guilt for so many years? If they are to have any chance of reconciliation they have to, but the clock is ticking.

About R J Gould

R J Gould writes contemporary fiction about relationships, using a mix of humour and pathos to describe the tragi-comic life journeys of his characters. Then and now is his seventh novel, following The Engagement Party, Jack and Jill Went Downhill, Mid-life follies, The bench by Cromer beach, Nothing Man and Dream Café. He is a member of Cambridge Writers and a rare male member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association.

Before becoming a full-time author he worked in the educational and charity sectors.

R J Gould lives in Cambridge.

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Publication Day Premium Package Schedule

Capacity per day as shown. Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

13th March

  1. Ceri's Little Blog

  2. Jazzy Book Reviews

  3. Lucysbooks26

  4. Tangents and Tissues  

  5. Insta - @duckfacekim09

  6. Between the Pages Book Club

14th March

  1. Wrong side of forty

  2. Ravenz Reviewz

  3. Lis Carey's Library

15th March

  1. Joyful Antidotes

  2. Ellesea Loves Reading

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