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Times and Places 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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Times and Places by Keith Anthony

Genre: Accessible literary fiction (observational humour, pathos, romance, natural world, some light gothic horror and an underlying quietly spiritual feel).

Tour Dates: 26th March - 1st April 2018

Publication Date: 28th February 2018

Formats available: Netgalley widget and Paperbacks

Standalone Novel

Estimated Page Count - 293

Trigger Warnings: Coming to terms with grief

Types of post available: Review, and limited quantities of Guest Posts, Q&As or Extracts

Purchase from Amazon

Ten years after his daughter Justine's death, an anxious Fergus embarks on a cruise with his wife.  On board, he meets a myriad of characters and is entranced by some, irritated by others and disgusted by one.  These turbulent feelings, combined with a sequence of bizarre events, only lead to his increased anxiety.

In a series of flashbacks, Justine enjoys an ultimately short romance, a woman concludes she killed her and an investigating police officer is drawn into her idyllic world.  Fergus, haunted by poignant memories, withdraws in search of answers.


Back on the cruise, Fergus reaches breaking point, fearing he has done something terrible.  By the time the ship returns, his world has changed forever.


"Times and Places" spans  Atlantic islands, the Chiltern countryside, Cornish coasts and rural Slovenia, all of which provide spectacular backdrops to a humorous and moving tale of quiet spirituality.

About Keith Anthony

Keith was born and brought up in the Chilterns, to where he returned after studying French at university in Aberystwyth and a subsequent spell living in west London.  He has a love of nature, both in his native Buckinghamshire countryside, but also in Cornwall and wherever there is a wild sea. 


Keith has been lucky enough to spend time living in France, Spain, Belgium, Serbia and Croatia, as well as being a regular visitor to Germany, and languages were the only thing he was ever half good at in school.  Since graduating he has worked in government departments, but between 2005 and 2008 he was seconded to the European Commission in Brussels and, thanks to a friend from Ljubljana he met there, has travelled regularly to Slovenia, getting to know that country well. 

Keith's other great love is music and he plays classical and finger picking blues guitar, though with persistently limited success.  He has always enjoyed writing, including attempts at children's fiction, and in 2016 he began work on his first full book with “Times and Places" the end result: an accessible, observational story, mixing quiet spirituality with humour, pathos and gothic horror, and setting it against a rich backdrop of the natural world.

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Blog Tour Schedule

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

26th March

  1. Wise Words Book Blogger - Guest Post

  2. Anky's Book Bubble - Review

  3.  Cosy Books - Extract

27th March

  1. Bound 2 Escape - Extract

  2. I Heart Reading

28th March

  1. Over The Rainbow Book Blog -Guest Post

  2. Jaffareadstoo - Review

  3. Writing on the walls - Review

29th March

  1. Boston Book Reader - Review

  2.  Wrong side of forty - Guest Post

  3. Jazzy Book Reviews - Extract

30th March

  1. Thesecretworldofabookblogger - Review

  2. Beyond The Veil

  3. Jordana Landsman, Read Like a Mother - Review

31st March

  1. Nesie's Place - Review

  2. Chat About Books - Interview

  3. Books, Life and Everything - Guest Post

1st April

  1. Lostinabookreview - Q&A

  2. Donna's Book Blog - Guest Post

  3. booksaremycwtches - Extract

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