‘YEAR AMID WINTER’ is the new old book from Kelvin Hayes. Initially released in 2012 as a series of free blogs it now gets its first proper release. “The reason for the former approach was that I was really bored of working on a book for a year or more and sending out press to universal disinterest and the books subsequent rapid death!”
The book comprises three parts: OXFORD, AUCKLAND and ISTANBUL and charts Hayes departure from the UK only to find himself in a similar position in New Zealand, hence his becoming a teacher, setting sail for Turkey and a whole new adventure. “I’m still paying for that decision” He says wryly.
The book was originally meant to be about Auckland but when that didn’t work a chapter on Oxford had to be written from memory. Meanwhile most of Hayes other books are available at http://www.lulu.com “I was hoping to release them via Amazon Kindle but there are technical issues with formatting, however if these can be resolved I look forward to working with Amazon again in the future.”
‘YEAR AMID WINTER’ will be available via Lulu in February.