• ‘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: May 5, 2014

WELCOME

This is the website of Mark Haysom – author of two novels and a number of short stories.

Mark’s first novel – LOVE, LOVE ME DO – was published by Little, Brown Books in July 2014 to favourable reviews. The second – IMAGINE – featured many of the same characters and was published in the following year. On this website, you can sample the opening chapters of both novels as well as exploring reviews and other media coverage.

Also available for free are Mark’s published short stories – either as a download to your Kindle or other reading device or to read online. The most popular of these is OSCAR OLIVER’S CHRISTMAS, which has been ‘Liked’ more than 12,000 times.

Before pursuing his dream to become a writer, Mark had a long career in newspapers and then spent six years as head of one of the UK’s biggest education bodies. Since then he has served on the boards of a number of UK charities. If you are interested in discovering more about the author and the details of his career, please follow the ABOUT link for a full biography.

4,018 people have 'Liked' the author, MARK HAYSOM, on Facebook

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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.

READ THE OPENING CHAPTERS HERE +

READ THE REVIEWS HERE +

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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 +