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Stamford author Dale Harrison pens 'explosive' time travel tale

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Stamford author Dale Harrison said he was excited at the early response received to his first book.

The 33-year-old, who works at the Cosy Club as a bar supervisor when not writing, has written a 189-page novel that centres around a family who travel back in time.

Outatime is Dale’s first book and was initially only available to buy on Amazon, but has more recently been stocked in Walkers Books.

Dale said he was happy at the feedback received so far.

“I had done some short poetry collections before, but this is my first novel and it has been well received,” he said.

“It has been available to buy on Amazon since July last year and in Walkers Books since last week.”

The former Stamford School pupil said it had already received some good reviews.

“I’ve had some great feedback,” he said, adding the book was based on a screenplay co-written during his time at the University of Lincoln.

“A friend and I came up with a film script for a project which we were working on while at university.”

He said the project had not come to fruition, but the idea for the book was born.

“Time travel is something I have been interested in since a kid,” he said.

The story line follows husband and wife Ken and Rachel O’ Connor.

Rachel is crazy about Shakespeare and Europe and has always dreamed of a European vacation.

When a time machine is created at the laboratory where Ken works, he thinks he has found the ideal way to help her realise her dream.

Unfortunately, Ken doesn’t know the foul plans being plotted in 1605, as the family get caught up in the most explosive vacation in history.

A reader who posted an online review said: “It was an amazing read, particularly the modern dilemmas woven into the historical aspects of the book. Would thoroughly recommend this to anyone who enjoys getting lost in time reading!”

Dale said a book signing session was planned at Walkers Books for February 9 from 1pm to 3pm.

He said anyone buying the book was also welcome to bring it to him at the Cosy Club from next week to sign.

“I’ve already had a few people buy it at Walkers and come down to the Cosy Club asking me to sign it which I’m happy to do,” he said.

Outatime retails for £8.99 at Walkers Books.

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