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The Julian Calendar
“This is a quiet, intimate novel that draws you in and keeps you engrossed right to its emotionally satisfying, but not pat, end. Highly recommended.” – New Zealand Listener
“This work is beautiful … The two voices entwine wonderfully [with] prose that flows like the poetry of music. … I feel blessed to have read this book … get a copy” – Booksellers NZ
A bright young photojournalist returns to London with the aim of releasing himself from a profound love affair that has stalled without explanation.
Instead, he is derailed by memories of the secretive nurse who broke his heart, and rejuvenated by a man whose unexpected and intense friendship challenges the fundamental notion of love itself.
The Julian Calendar is Simon’s debut novel under the pen name William Henry.
Can I read an excerpt?
Yes, you can read the first five pages.
Where can I buy this novel in New Zealand?
The launch and promotion of this title is currently underway, but you can order it now from any bookstore and it’s already in stock at (in alphabetical order):
- Artspace Gallery, 223 The Esplanade, Petone, Lower Hutt
- Marsden Books, 159 Karori Road, Marsden Village, Karori, Wellington
- Nakedize Online Shop (ships to New Zealand and Australia)
- Onehunga Books & Stationery, 175A Onehunga Mall, Onehunga, Auckland
- Paper Plus Coastlands, Coastlands Shopping Centre, Paraparaumu
- Poppies Hamilton, Casabella Lane, 307 Barton Street, Hamilton
- Poppies Howick, 83 Picton St, Howick, Auckland
- Time Out Bookstore, 423 Mt Eden Road, Mt Eden, Auckland
- UBIQ Auckland Campus Store, Student Commons Building, 2 Alfred Street, Auckland
- UBIQ City Campus Store, Building WC, Room 122, AUT City Campus, 55 Wellesley Street East, Auckland
- Unity Books Auckland, 19 High Street, Auckland
- Unity Books, 57 Willis Street, Wellington
- Vic Books (Kelburn Campus), Easterfield Building, Gate 4, 1 Kelburn Parade, Kelburn, Wellington
- Vic Books (Pipitea Campus), Ground Floor, Rutherford House, 27 Lambton Quay, Wellington
The novel can also be loaned from your local library. If they don’t have it, just ask them to order it.
Can I buy the physical book overseas?
Sorry, not yet, although it can be shipped to Australia via the Nakedize Online Shop.
Does the novel have its own Spotify playlist?
Yes. The ‘Julian’ character is a classical music buff, so the story features a wide array of (mainly classical) music, which you can listen to as you read via the Spotify playlist.
New Zealand publishing information
Publisher: Marsilio Press
Print edition ISBN: 9780958235556 (published: 15 November 2018)
Kindle edition ISBN: 9780958235525 (release date: 12 December 2018)
Format: Trade paperback (228mm x 152mm)
Distribution: Nakedize Distribution