Can’t Wait Wednesday: 19th April, 2017

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings and spotlights upcoming releases.

The town of Rotherweird stands alone โ€“ there are no guidebooks, despite the fascinating and diverse architectural styles cramming the narrow streets, the avant-garde science and offbeat customs. Cast adrift from the rest of England by Elizabeth I, Rotherweird’s independence is subject to one disturbing condition: nobody, but nobody, studies the town or its history.

For beneath the enchanting surface lurks a secret so dark that it must never be rediscovered, still less reused.

But secrets have a way of leaking out.

Two inquisitive outsiders have arrived: Jonah Oblong, to teach modern history at Rotherweird School (nothing local and nothing before 1800), and the sinister billionaire Sir Veronal Slickstone, who has somehow got permission to renovate the town’s long-derelict Manor House.

Slickstone and Oblong, though driven by conflicting motives, both strive to connect past and present, until they and their allies are drawn into a race against time โ€“ and each other. The consequences will be lethal and apocalyptic.

Welcome to Rotherweird!

Why I Can’t Wait:

I can’t wait for this debut novel by Andrew Caldecott as it sounds so delightfully weird. I already have the limited edition with sprayed edges pre-ordered from Goldsboro Books and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

Release Date: 18 May 2017

(Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository | Goldsboro)

About the Author

Andrew Caldecott is a QC specialising in media, defamation and libel law, as well as a novelist and occasional playwright. He represented the BBC in the Hutton Inquiry (into the death of biological warfare expert and UN weapons inspector David Kelly), the Guardian in the Leveson Inquiry (into the British press following the phone hacking scandal), and supermodel Naomi Campbell in her landmark privacy case, amongst many others. 


  1. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    19 April 2017 at 5:45 PM

    Sounds odd and I usually like odd (except Welcome to Night Vale book and that’s a whole different story). Sounds like you’ve ordered a beautiful copy.

    1. scorpiobookdreams

      19 April 2017 at 7:22 PM

      Goldsboro does some really beautiful limited editions. Their Caraval had gold sprayed edges!

  2. Priyanka

    19 April 2017 at 5:56 PM

    Haha it does sound delightfully weird and intriguing! Great pick. Hope you enjoy reading it!
    Here’s my WoW
    PS: New Bloglovin’ follower here!

    1. scorpiobookdreams

      19 April 2017 at 7:22 PM

      Thank you. Hope you enjoy your pick too!

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