Filed: Sunday, 17th June 2012
By: Staff Writer
Earlier in the week we met up with Ian Ayris, the author of a new book entitled 'Abide With Me', for a chat about his first full-length novel.
Released just a few weeks ago, 'Abide With Me' is a fictional tale that follows the trials and tribulations of West Ham United fan Johnny and his friend and neighbour Kenny as they grow up together in 1970s London.
Beginning with Johnny's family - all staunch Hammers - as they prepare to watch the 1975 FA Cup Final, the story takes us through the boys' formative years and takes us on a 14-year journey which culminates in a explosive finale.
Described on the cover as "a story about friendship, community, football, hope and biscuits...oh, and gangsters", 'Abide With Me' has been likened to the works of Mike Leigh ('Life Is Sweet', 'Secrets & Lies') and Alan Sillitoe ('Saturday Night and Sunday Morning').
To read our two-part Q&A with Ian Ayris, go to www.kumb.com/qa.php?id=32.
Then, read our review of the book at www.kumb.com/review.php?id=35.
Finally, to order a copy of 'Abide With Me' - for just £8.99 + p&p - visit the KUMB book store at www.kumb.com/store_item.php?id=6.
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