Monday, March 3, 2014

Robin Hawdon Shares His Favourite Things in Life & More @AuthorDebate #Historical #Detective

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What’s your favorite meal? 
All – I love good food.
What color represents your personality the most? 
Oh please.....!
What movie do you love to watch? 
Good ones.
How do you feel about social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter? Are they a good thing? 
Actually I wonder – they have distorted the world so much.
If you could do any job in the world what would you do?
This one.
What’s the reason for your life? Have you figured out your reason for being here yet
To progress the world, however slightly. It’s what we’re all here for.
How do you feel about self-publishing?
Do you find the time to read? 
Not enough.
What is your favorite quote, by whom, and why?
Bernard Shaw – “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world.  The unreasonable man attempts to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”
How long have you been writing? 
Forty years.
Did writing this book teach you anything and what was it?
Revise, revise, revise.
What is your greatest strength as a writer? 
Revise, revise, revise.
Who is your publisher? 
Why did you choose to write this particular book?
 It says things I REALLY want to say.
What was the hardest part about writing this book? 
Getting the complex strands right.
Did you learn anything from writing this book and what was it?
Revise, revise, revise.

The questions are always with us. Does God really exist? Are science and religion incompatible bedfellows? Charles Darwin shook philosophy to its foundations with his theory of evolution, yet strangely, he himself refrained from commenting in depth about the religious implications for fear of adding to the furor.
But suppose that he did in fact write down his conclusions as a secret addendum to his seminal work, Origin of Species. And suppose his beloved wife, Emma, who kept her own secret journal, was the only other person to know of this hidden postscript.
The novel Survival of the Fittest is the modern day story of the search for these two hugely significant works. An eccentric and endearing London antiquarian book dealer is hired by an equally eccentric American billionaire to track down the documents for his world famous collection of original manuscripts.
The complex investigation ranges across England, from historic towns and stately piles to prisons and Darwin homes, and involves a series of encounters ranging from the criminal to the romantic and the revelatory. Along the way, it explores the spiritual struggle within the extraordinary Darwin household, and the effects of that same struggle on the creators of the atom bomb and on modern terrorists.
Do we want to know the answer, or will it stir up a hornet's nest?
This dramatic investigation of man's spiritual dilemma occupies the spaces between authors Dan Brown and Richard Dawkins.
About the Author:
Robin Hawdon is one of Britain's most prolific playwrights. His plays have been seen in over forty countries. At any one moment there may be over a dozen productions running across the USA, Europe, and elsewhere. This is his third novel.
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Genre – Detective, philosophy, religion, historical
Rating – G
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