I’m pleased to welcome James Gould-Bourn to the blog today. I love the sound of his book, Lost and Found, but couldn’t fit it in right now. I hope to get to it at some point. James is sharing #TenThings, so read on and find out a few interesting things about him and more about the book.
- I once met David Attenborough in Madagascar.
- I am currently reading a novel by Paul Murray called An Evening of Long Goodbyes. It’s about a rich Irish kid squandering his family’s inheritance and I’m really enjoying it so far.
- A Czech theatre company recently did several stage performances of my debut novel, Keeping Mum, in towns and cities across the Czech Republic.
- I’m also a screenwriter and my short films have been shown at various international film festivals.
- I once got hit by a car and the driver tried to beat me up for putting a dent in his bonnet. True story!
- My favourite book of all time is A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz.
- The best TV series I watched this year was The Bear. If you haven’t seen it yet then what are you waiting for?!
- I love to row and can often be found trying (and usually failing) to beat my personal best in the gym.
- I do all of my writing on a tiny £40 desk from IKEA.
- My new novel, Lost & Found, was mostly written during lockdown in Malaysia.
Ronnie has resigned himself to a life of loneliness.
His life in the crumbling seaside town of Bingham-on-Sea never seemed that bad, but since the loss of his father, the highlights of Ronnie’s solitary days include manning the lost property office at the bus station where he works, and plaguing his local GP with increasingly outlandish ailments. Forgotten or underestimated by all those around him, Ronnie is lost, and he’s not expecting to be found.
But when a chance encounter leads Ronnie to reluctantly foster Hamlet, an unwanted stray dog, his empty days begin to fill with all manner of new responsibilities and experiences.
Can these two lost souls help each other to find a new lease of life?