Peter Hobbs

Peter Hobbs grew up in Cornwall and Yorkshire, and lives in London. His debut novel, The Short Day Dying, was published by Faber in 2005. It was shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and won a Betty Trask Prize. It was also shortlisted for the 2007 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. He is the author of a collection of stories, I Could Ride All Day In My Cool Blue Train, and the novel In the Orchard, the Swallows, published in 2012.

Books by Peter Hobbs

Following the spectacular critical success of Peter Hobbs' debut novel, here is a wonderful collection of comic, heartfelt, grotesque, other-worldly and fantastical stories.

In I Could Ride All Day In ...

In the foothills of a mountain range in northern Pakistan is a beautiful orchard. Swallows wheel and dive silently over the branches, and the scent of jasmine threads through the ...

Charles Wenmoth is a young blacksmith and Methodist lay-preacher in the furthest, wildest reaches of south-west England. It is 1870 and preachers such as Wenmoth devote weekdays to work and ...

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