Sleeping Patterns

‘Hair’, 2003. Fibre-based paper print, sepia toned in my attic darkroom.

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“Unlike anything I’ve read before. A beautifully crafted, beguiling and cerebral novel.” – Sam Mills

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Sleeping Patterns is my debut novel and was published by Legend Press on 1st July 2012. It won the 2011 Luke Bitmead Writers’ Bursary.

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Following the death of her narrator, Annelie Strandli, a character in the unfinished novel, Sleeping Patterns, revisits fragmented scenes in search of hidden meanings…

In a run-down student residence in South London, Annelie, a beautiful but confused designer, who is disorientated after leaving her native Finland, finds herself gravitating towards Berry Walker, an insomniac and aspiring writer.

Berry is often introspective and withdrawn, but in his writings Annelie sees the chance to glimpse him as he truly is. With the help of the narrator, she conspires to discover parts of a secret story that is concealed within his desk. As Annelie gradually puts the pieces together, she finds herself questioning not only her relationship to Berry, but ultimately the dividing line between fiction and memory.

Sleeping Patterns is a novel of intricate layers, hidden within each a tale of love, uncertain meanings, and the relationship between writer and reader.

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The book is available in paperback and digital formats from these places, amongst others:

AMAZON
WATERSTONES
FOYLES
THE BOOK DEPOSITORY
PLAY.COM

For orders outside the UK, The Book Depository is recommended
as it offers free worldwide shipping.

Alternatively, you can also buy a (signed) copy directly from me.
Please CONTACT ME if you’d like one.