CLOSE OF PLAY IS A THOUGHTFUL, FUNNY, BEAUTIFULLY HONEST STORY OF LOVE AND MANNERS.

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    Close of Play is a thoughtful, funny, beautifully honest story of love and manners. It’s a tale of missed opportunities and a chance at redemption – and the fear of opening our hearts to another when we think we’ve forgotten how to love.

    Brian Clarke has an ordered life, a life of weekend cricket, solid principles, andClose-of-Play-Cover-900x6001-190x285 careful interaction with those around him. He is resolutely fending off advancing middle-age with a straight bat, determined to defend his wicket against life’s occasional fast balls. Then he meets Elizabeth – a gentle, caring, genuinely selfless soul who is a glowing bloom amongst the ordered hedgerows of his existence. As Elizabeth demands Brian’s interest…and breathes hope into his heart…he must reassess his self-defined role as the lone batsmen and fight to find the courage to fall in love. Or risk losing her forever.

    Close of Play is a funny and gentle story of being given a second chance at love, and is already receiving a great deal of interest from women’s magazines and blogging sites.

    • The author and book will headline this year’s Ampthill Literary Festival.
    • Pitched squarely at the Jo Jo Moyes readership
    • “I loved this. Will happily commend Close of Play heartily. Howzat?” – Actor, screenwriter and author Robert Daws, Poldark

    PJ Whiteley, who writes non-fiction as Philip Whiteley, has turned his hand toPhil_in_Central_Park romantic comedy, seizing on the potential of men preferring to play or watch sport than talk about their feelings and stuff. Close of Play is the first novel, centering on perennial themes of the human condition: love, loss, hope, life choices and that nagging feeling in the back of the mind that this relationship stuff is all very confusing. Philip’s leading management book, Meet the New Boss, was shortlisted for the CMI Award in 2013.

    PUB DATE: 3 April 2015

    PUBLISHER: Urbane Publications

    ISBN: 9781909273528

    PRICE: £7.99

    EXTENT: 240 Pages

    DIMENSIONS: B format paperback

    CATEGORY: Romantic fiction, contemporary fiction

    BIC CODE: FRD/FA

    REGIONS: World

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