• ‘The most original, funny, wise, dark and touching family drama you will read all year. A fabulously unique debut.’

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    Love, Love Me Do

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  • ‘A powerful, story of the frailness and strength of the human heart … superb’

    The Star of Malaysia

    Love, Love Me Do

    the acclaimed first novel by Mark Haysom

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posted: March 20, 2017

11,000 ‘LIKES’ FOR OSCAR

Oscar  Oliver’s Christmas has now topped 11,000 Facebook ‘Likes’ and is the most popular of  Mark Haysom’s five free short stories. It has been ‘shared’ almost as many times as it has been ‘liked’ and has attracted hundreds of comments – both on Facebook and on this website. The five free stories are available to read online or as downloads for e-readers.

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posted: March 20, 2017

‘IMAGINE’ REVIEW

Choice magazine have published a review of IMAGINE:

“Having captured the atmosphere of the turbulent Sixties in his first novel, LOVE, LOVE ME DO, Mark Haysom fast forwards to 1973 as we follow the fortunes of the Bird family at a time of austerity, riots and picket lines. Haysom’s books combine believable, interesting characters with vividly drawn historical settings, the drama firmly rooted in time and place.”

 


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LOVE, LOVE ME DO

‘An astonishing debut, Love, Love Me Do is utterly original, completely unique, deeply touching and has a universal appeal that will resonate with men and woman alike.’
Piatkus
1963. The year the Beatles first top the charts. The year Martin Luther King has a dream. The year Truman Bird moves his family from their home in Brighton to a dilapidated caravan in the Ashdown Forest – then disappears.

Truman’s a charmer, a chancer, a liar. He’s always got away with it, too. But now he’s gone a dangerous step too far and only has one day to put things right – before he loses everything.

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IMAGINE

‘In a story of laughter and tears, Haysom takes us on one family’s journey to achieve their dreams, and shows us that for every lie and secret in every family, there is also a love. And in the end it’s love that counts.’
Piatkus

The party of the sixties is well and truly over and what’s left is the hangover. It’s 1973 – a time of unemployment, picket lines, the IRA. There’s violence on football terraces, a crash on the stock market. But it’s also a time when you can imagine the stars.

IMAGINE will be published overseas and as an e-book on March 7th 2015 and as a paperback in the UK on December 3rd.

READ THE OPENING CHAPTERS HERE +