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Weather God


Pulse 98.4

Scott and I did a special Laid Back from the Isle of Gigha – click here to listen – http://soundcloud.com/brown27/laid-back-may-13th/s-jcmxf


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Digital Dilemma


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Smashy and Nicey



I’m trawling through looking for favourite quotes. So far I like – ‘Creativity is the defeat of habit by originality.’ Arthur Koestler.


Crime Night

I’m appearing with Karen Campbell at The ‘Wee’ Fish and Chips Crime Night at Milngavie Bookshop on Monday the 21st of March. Details will be avilable soon at: http://www.milngaviebookshop.co.uk/bookshopevents.html


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Jailhouse Talk


Barlinnie Prison

Well the reading at Barlinnie Prison made the papers – see The Sun. An eye opening day. Alex Gray and Tony Black were the other writers on the visit (http://www.alex-gray.com/ and http://www.tonyblack.net/). I think I’ll do my next Brown view on the visit.


Off To Barlinnie

Should be interesting doing a reading in prison. I can’t decide what to read but I’m sure that a chapter from 59 Minutes – a book where a criminal gets his revenge might just go down well (or maybe not?).


The Herald

Yesterday’s Herald carried a piece in Ken Smith’s diary on the upcoming reading at Barlinnie:


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Back in Black


Flying Solo

I’m down to my first solo live outing on the radio this Friday. I’m on 5.00pm to 6.00pm Drivetime show on Pulse 98.4FM or live on www.pulseonair.co.uk.


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Religious Tea



Scottish Field review for 59 Minutes – click on http://www.scottishfield.co.uk/review/214-59_Minutes.html


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The Six Man Sledge


Latest Review

The University of Scotland magazine – West has reviewed my latest book. I’ve posted the review below or you can click on http://www.uws.ac.uk/alumni/west-viewer.asp.


The People’s Book Prize

Falling has been put up for voting in the People’s Book Prize – so if you fancy supporting me click on this link – http://www.peoplesbookprize.com/book.php?id=494.


Hyndland Book Shop

A big thanks to David at Hyndland Book shop for the opportunity to do a reading at the store. Good fun and a nice evening.


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Chewing Gum for the Mind.


Radio Clyde

I’m due to be on Clyde 2 on Sunday the 24th October – sometime between six and ten – on the Mike Riddoch show. You can get it on 1152AM or online at http://radioplayer.clyde2.com/


Eastwood Today Review

Some coverage form Eastwood Today:


A Brown View On Life – 11 – Stuck

My family and I were on our way home from a weekend visiting friends in the Midlands.



I have a number of readings coming up over the next few months and more to be confirmed: Tuesday 16th November – 6.00pm – – Hyndland Bookshop – 143 Hyndland Road Glasgow, Lanarkshire G12 9JA – 0141 334 5522 Saturday 4th December – 12.00pm – Bookpoint – 147-149 Argyll St Dunoon PA23 7DD – 01369 702 37. Web – www.dunoonbookpoint.co.uk Monday 17th January – 6.00pm – Books in the West – 89 Main St, West Kilbride, Ayrshire, KA23 9AP 01294 824872 – Web – www.booksinthewest.com


Review – Daily Record

This review of 59 minutes in the Daily Record is great – 59 Minutes – Gordon Brown – Shari Low – Daily Record – 02/10/10 http://blogs.dailyrecord.co.uk/sharilow/


Launch of 59 Minutes

What a great night at Waterstones last night. Thanks to everyone that turned out on a damp Tuesday night to listen to me waffle on. A big thanks to Waterstones for hosting the night. I’ve put a few photos from last night below.


PR Release

For info this is what is going out to the media – just in case you are interested:


Launch – 59 Minutes.

The launch of 59 Minutes will take place at 6:30pm at Waterstones on Sauchiehall St, Glasgow. If anyone wants to come along just let me know or turn up on the evening.


59 Minutes

Ok so it’s all getting a little hectic. The new book is out next month and I’m finalising the launch date. I’m setting up some signings and posters arrived yesterday. Bookmarks are on their way and I’ve already had orders from WH Smith, Waterstone’s and a range of independent book shops. It is also available at www.fledglingpress.co.uk and www.amazon.co.uk. I’ll update the site with further details as they come on line.


'59 Minutes'

Back cover blurb for the new book: ‘When it comes to revenge – timing is everything. Enter the world of a Glasgow criminal as he rises to become one of the most powerful crime lords in the UK, only to have it all ripped away from him. Imprisoned, then reduced to a life on the street, he becomes hell bent on vengeance. ‘59 Minutes’ is a high pace crime thriller and is Gordon Brown’s second book, following the success of his first novel, ‘Falling.’’


New Book – '59 Minutes'

The new novel, ’59 Minutes’, has just rolled of the printer and is to be launched soon – however you can get advance copies at www.fledglingpress.co.uk. I’ll post up signings, launch etc shortly.