Join John Webb for the virtual book launch of his new novel Nine Letters, with Nancy Richards (9 June)

Join Penguin Random House and The Reading List for the virtual launch of Nine Letters by John Webb – an uplifting novel that celebrates the power of letter writing.

Webb will be in conversation with Nancy Richards.

The launch will take place in a live video stream on The Reading List’s Facebook page and YouTube channel!

Virtual book launch event details

Date: Tuesday 9 June 2020
Time:  16:00 (CAT)
Facebook event

Links to watch:

See you then!

About the book

Meet Teddy Dickerson from Durban, a cynical, single, middle-aged lawyer who’s the very last of his family in South Africa. What’s left for him? A slow decline and a place at the old-age home where his prickly Aunt Val lives, no doubt.

But life sometimes brings surprises. When Aunt Val dies, she leaves an unusual bequest: her task for Teddy is to post letters to eight of her friends around the world, a job that will take him on a journey into new and unexpected territory.

When the replies start flowing in – quirky, unexpected and often hilarious missives from India, Egypt, England and America – Teddy realises there was more to his tough old aunt than he’d thought. Will he take on Aunt Val’s role as confidant and comforter of the lost? Could he?

This warm-hearted story from a talented author offers shrewd commentary on love, death, friendship, age and truth, and will have you laughing out loud. As a lawyer, the author has drawn on first-hand experience for the novel’s subplot, concerning an interesting and complex family court case.

‘Superb!’ wrote author Paige Nick. ‘Written with such ease and humour. I’m excited to add John Webb to my list of must-read authors.’

Nine Letters launches as an ebook. The print version will follow in October 2020.

About the author

John Webb is a lawyer and the author of the novel Lotto. He has written for GQ and Esquire and has been shortlisted for the Mondi Magazine Journalist of the Year in the Essays and Fiction category. He lives in Honolulu.

Categories Fiction South Africa

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