Cursive, by Alex Baker – Book Review

• September 3, 2011 • Comments (0)

CursiveCursive is a thrilling pan global adventure novel from a highly talented and original new writer.  Spanning two generations, several exotic locations and deftly bringing to life a continuous chain of colourful characters, its authenticity comes from the author’s firsthand experience of pinballing around the globe these last twenty years.

A love story with a dual narrative, the book is set in 1933 and the present day.  The historical thread taking us to the macabre reaches of colonial Africa in the last days of the Empire, following the adventures of a young Englishman en route to a surprise twist of destiny, all revealed to us by letters to his fiancée.

Sixty years later, we follow a series of interwoven journeys, cast in short vignettes, across the edgy travel hotspots of today’s post rave generation – Nepal, India, Morocco, Ibiza, Mexico – ultimately winding up in the jungle wilds of Laos where the two stories mysteriously collide.

Pulsing with passion, lust for life and idealism, the book is remarkable in scope, covering everything from the dark side of colonialism, drugs and the hippie trail to psychotherapy, nature, and an intriguing earth conservation theme which dripfeeds lightly through the book.

Clearly destined for major release, Cursive is currently available on lulu.com:


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Will Gethin

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Since 2004, Will Gethin has worked as a holistic explorer and travel writer, writing articles for the Independent, the Evening Standard and various lifestyle, wellbeing and environmental magazines, including Tatler, Harpers Bazaar, Resurgence, Kindred Spirit and Yoga Magazine. In February 2012, he set up Conscious Frontiers, a leading edge communications, speakers and events agency giving voice to the growing movement of people working to propel a shift in consciousness. Inspirational speakers represented by Conscious Frontiers include Peter Owen Jones, Graham Hancock, Dr David Hamilton, Tim Freke, Dr Jude Currivan and Sarah Rozenthuler. Prior to founding Conscious Frontiers, Will also worked as a communications consultant, promoting humanitarian and intercultural organisations like The Isbourne Foundation, IT Schools Africa, The Makhad Trust, Tribe of Doris and Afrika Eye Film Festival. And he founded a Guest Speaker programme at the Isbourne Holistic Centre in 2008, bringing leading edge conscious living authors and presenters like Byron Katie, Graham Hancock, Dr Masaru Emoto and Brandon Bays to Cheltenham to present educational talks and workshops. From 1993-2003, Will worked in music, consumer and arts PR for London agencies, ultimately working as Account Director for Virgin Megastore at Borkowski PR. Will is also a Contributing Editor to Life Arts Media.

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