***Our pop-up Prof shop has closed, but the hardback is still available from some of our bookshop pals. Details here. Pounce soon if you want a copy because they are almost all gone.***
When the Professor Got Stuck in the Snow has made it to spring in decent shape. That’s a picture of a nice chunky review from last week’s Big Issue. Here’s the gist of it:
“Mixing knockabout humour and double entendres with some slyly profound commentary on the atheism versus religion debate, Rhodes doesn’t seem to have an agenda, popping the pomposity bubbles of both sides with aplomb. Despite being an atheist myself, I’ve always thought the real Richard Dawkins to be unbearably annoying so I found myself guffawing at this fictional Dawkins and his self-important preening.”
This beauty has also arrived: “When the Professor Got Stuck in the Snow is very funny – a satire as devastating as Voltaire’s Candide.” Michael Holroyd
So we’re picking up some decent quotes should there ever be a paperback. Speaking of which… I’ve decided not to print a second edition of the hardback. It’s already nearly sold out, and I reckon I could shift another run, but with a day job and small children I just don’t have the time or the energy to do it. I’ll get it back in print at some point though, somehow, and for now there’s the eBook (which at the time of writing has two customer reviews – one of which, tragi-comically, seems to have been written by one of the characters from the novel).
I’ll still be chasing reviews, so if you’re in that line of work don’t go thinking you can rest easy.
A thousand thanks to everyone who has supported this reckless venture and made it such an enjoyable, if relentless, few weeks. It’s been a real pleasure selling directly to bookshops and readers.
We don’t know when, we don’t know how, but he’ll be back…