What I am reading: War and Peace

What I am Reading #2: War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy.

"It is intimidating for a reader, let alone a writer, to approach the idea of reviewing a book that stands so preeminently in the history of modern literature as War and Peace.

Certainly when I was a child, it was regarded as the greatest of all novels, a towering achievement by the finest exponent of the form."

To read the rest of my review of War and Peace, go here.


Escape, the debut thriller, is out now.

No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are also out now.
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Vintage Books: Dogs, Wild and Domestic

In the twelfth of this series of books from my father’s collection, I wanted to give you something a little different.

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Pin to the beat

Recently, I told you about a board on Pinterest I had started on Great books that I love.

Now, I have launched a board on my personal selection of Great albums. Check it out here, or use the pincode below.

Great Albums Pincode from L.A. Davenport




Escape, the debut thriller, is out now.

No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories are also out now.
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Creating Book Covers

For the covers of my collections No Way Home and Dear Lucifer and Other Stories, I had the great fortune of working with someone who is not only a great friend but also a great designer, David Löwe, from Berlin, Germany.

To find out how David approaches design in general, and the covers for my books in particular, I caught up with him recently, asking him on how he comes up with his ideas, how he uses typography, the challenge of eBooks and the importance of animation in presenting book designs.

To read the interview, complete with illustrations, short movies and revealing insights into the creative process, go here.

You can see more of David’s work and some of what inspires him on Instagram.

L. A. Davenport

No Way Home is available now on: Apple Books, Amazon, Google Play and Kobo.

Dear Lucifer & Other Stories is out now on: Apple Books, Amazon, Google Play and Kobo.
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13/10/2019