I've received several requests to attend book groups. I'm always delighted to accept (diary permitting) as it's a wonderful way to engage with readers. I give a short talk and then join in the discussion. I don't charge except travel expense if travelling out of Leicestershire.
I explore themes and events relating to the novel on a blog on Goodreads
I [found I] had accidentally ordered a masterpiece … It is a beautifully written, life-affirming, thought provoking story and if only it had fallen on Richard and Judy’s doorstep instead of mine the author would by now have a best-seller on his hands.
by Andrew Crofts
This deeply moving book will leave you thoughtful long after you have read it.
by Ann Widdecombe
Grips the reader subtly… A stunningly haunting debut.
by Lesley Mason (The Book Bag)
I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to read about African culture, without battling with symbolism or the endless horrors of war. It is a beautifully written story, and I think it has just become my favourite book with an African setting … and one of my top ten books of the year.
by Jackie Bailey (Farm Lane Book Blog)
Quotes from readers in the People’s Book Prize 2010 (second most votes in fiction):
Captivating book and difficult to put down.
One you can read again and again.
Evocative writing, an absorbing novel which touches the emotions.
Human and family drama lived out in Africa. The hold of family and Africa itself tells a powerful human story.
Andrew JH Sharp is a writer and medical doctor. His first novel won the 2010 Waverton Good Read Award and was shortlisted for 2011 International Rubery Book Award.