The warm and witty story of an everyman, a tantalising offer, a journey to India and the search for the truth. Includes Reading Group Notes.
Keith Mabbut is at a crossroads in his life. When he is offered the opportunity of a lifetime – to pen the biography of the elusive Hamish Melville, a highly influential activist and humanitarian – he seizes the chance to write something meaningful.
His search to find out the real story behind the legend takes Mabbut to the lush landscapes and environmental hotspots of India. The more he discovers about Melville, the more he admires him – and the more he connects with an idealist who wanted to make a difference. But is his quarry really who he claims to be? As Keith discovers, the truth can be whatever we make it…
In this wonderful, heartwarming novel, Michael turns his considerable skills to fiction in the story of an ordinary man on an extraordinary adventure.
‘A feel-good story leaving the reader on a real high’ – Observer
‘An ingeniously plotted book, beautifully written and hugely enjoyable’ – Daily Telegraph