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Blade Runner producer backs Toby Wey

Michael Deeley, producer of The Italian Job, Blade Runner, and The Deer Hunter, among many other films, responded today to The Adventures of Toby Wey: "I have just finished Toby Wey which is thrilling, moving and wonderful in every way - I have had a such a good time reading it!" Thank you, Michael!     ...

McCartneys rave about Toby Wey!

Just had a fabulous interview with Paul McCartney's step-sister Ruth and his step-mother Angie about The Adventures of Toby Wey, which they love ​ If you want to check it out, here's the link. "https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?height=314&href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fdrangiemccartney%2Fvideos%2F1046923372601573%2F&show_text=true&width=560&t=0" Enjoy! PS: And to get the book directly either as Kindle, paperback or Audiobook, from Amazon, here's the link to that too: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B6XPSQJV?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860  ...

Amazing review for The Adventures of Toby Wey from The Online Book Club

“The Adventures of Toby Wey, written by Gavin Scott, is a spellbinding historical adventure novel set in the early 19th century. It blends historical events with a tale that is nothing short of mesmerizing. From the very first page, the action simply doesn’t quit, and even the slower scenes simmer with intrigue. A magnificently crafted coming-of-age story and a gripping tale of adventure and triumph against long odds that I can definitely see myself rereading many times in the future.”  ...

Enthusiastic reviews for Toby Wey

More critic praise for The Adventures of Toby Wey, my romantic coming-of-age adventure set in pre-Victorian England, featuring Charles Dickens and the birth of the railways. “Loved it! The wonderfully told story of Toby Wey, who from humble origins has an adventurous, character-filled life, surviving by living on his wits. Always entertaining and full of adventure, this is just the sort of story that I would want my boy to read. Highly enjoyable.” Rachel Deeming, Reedsy Discovery * “Reminiscent of Huck Finn, The Adventures of Toby Wey is an exceptional read … a story...

CNN Man Five Stars The Age of Exodus

The Age of Exodus by Gavin Scott Review by CNN’s Sandro Monetti 5.0 out of 5 stars Hold on tight for this literary thrill ride November 29, 2018 Format: Kindle Edition This is like strapping yourself into a rollercoaster or time machine and taking a thrilling ride into history. Educational as well as entertaining, The Age of Exodus, a globetrotting adventure set in 1947, gives the reader a front row seat to defining events - and keeps you on the edge of it. But for all his impressive knowledge of the past, author Gavin Scott doesn't let historical detail overwhelm...

Better than Dan Brown? Surely not!

#AgeofExodus better than Dan Brown? Well, perhaps I'll accept that compliment from uber-reviewers @TheDreamCage when I have DB's sales: but in the meantime thanks for a great review and for saying I write with "driving clarity". Love it! ...

The reviews continue to come in for #AgeofExodus!

I read this with great pleasure when I was giving a speech about #AgeofExodus to a group of investment experts in Ventura. Here's a five star review on Amazon.co.uk I read this book in virtually one sitting. ByMiss A Telfert on 24 September 2018 Format: Paperback Verified Purchase And then came an amazingly thorough analysis by one of Amazon's top reviewers. A fascinating tale, combining a fun archaeological mystery with a political thriller By Kate TOP 500 REVIEWER "The Age of Exodus is the third novel in Gavin Scott’s Duncan Forrester trilogy, set during the aftermath of World War Two. I haven’t read...

The Age of Exodus is launched!

A huge thank you to everyone who was able to come to the launch of #AgeofExodus at Chaucer's Books in Santa Barbara and Book Soup in Los Angeles - and to all those who wanted to come, couldn't make it, but have promised to buy and review the book on Amazon! Two wonderful evenings with extraordinary numbers of wonderful people. ...

Paul McCartney joins in!

I just found out Paul McCartney (and some other splendid people) are following me on Twitter. My bucket list is now complete. Thank you @PaulMcCartney. And for all the music....

Duncan Forrester speaks!

I know this picture is SLIGHTLY outdated (circa 1978, when I was reporting for BBC Radio 4's World at One and PM programmes) but I didn't take any snaps when I was recording the Audiobook version of #AgeofExodus, and I wanted to celebrate the fact that it's now UP ON AMAZON via Audible. In fact, should the enthusiasm arise, you can now hear me reading ALL THREE DUNCAN FORRESTER MYSTERIES. Happy listening! ...

Seen in a Bookshop window …

I can't tell you how gratifying it is when pals see my new Duncan Forrester mystery (#AgeofExodus) on display in a public place. In this case, thanks to the sharp eyes of Kiwi/Cornish culture-guru Peter Huck, who just happened to be passing ultra-trendy Book Soup on Sunset Boulevard, and spotted it right next to Tom Hanks and 99 Stories about God! Thank you, Peter....

Paul McCartney’s Step-Mum interviews me!

I've just had a blast being interviewed about #AgeofExodus by Angie McCartney and her daughter Ruth from their secret studio in Playa del Rey. They were great andYou can see the results here. https://www.facebook.com/drangiemccartney/videos/2044016325618672/...

My Amazon URL!

I've just discovered the Author URL for my Amazon author page! Here it is! amazon.com/author/gavinscott Do visit for the latest news on #AgeofExodus, the latest Duncan Forrester mystery thriller featuring Ernest Bevin, the creation of Israel and a Sumerian demon!...

The Age of Olympus Audiobook

I'm delighted to report that the audiobook of the second Duncan Forrester adventure, the one set in Greece, is now available via Audible, Amazon and all good audiobook outlets. If you want to listen to an (illustrated) sample, check it out on Youtube. And I hope you enjoy it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfZ4O2Exwys...

Resurfacing

I've just done belated replies to a number of nice letters people sent about my various projects, belated because I haven't had time to update the website over the last few months for the following reasons. 1.I've been preparing The Age of Exodus, my third Duncan Forrester thriller, for publication this September. It's set in 1947 and involves an ancient Sumerian demon, British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin, a ship called Exodus and the creation of Israel. 2. I've been writing The Age of Orwell, the fourth Duncan Forrester thriller, featuring George Orwell as...

Historical Novels Review goes for Age of Olympus

Susan McDuffie has written a wonderful review of The Age of Olympus in the prestigious Historical Novels Review. Here's an extract: “This thrilling mystery moves at a breakneck pace. Replete with shape-shifting villains, femme fatales, mysterious relics, and an enchanted island, this hero’s journey makes an entertaining read.” Thank you, Susan!    ...

An evening with the LA Times, the Lincoln Lawyer’s father and Brighton’s finest.

Great evening last night moderating a fascinating BAFTA LA discussion on crime writing for page and screen with ace LA Times crime reporter and short story writer James Queally, 18 million selling UK crime novelist Peter James (who writes the Brighton-based Roy Grace novels), and 80 million selling US crime writer Michael Connelly, creator of Harry Bosch and the Lincoln Lawyer. Needless to say they all got copies of #AgeOfOlympusTitan Books and Mr James began reading it right away!      ...