Blog Tour: I Know You

I Know You
Russel Govan
June 1, 2023
Guernica World Editions
250 pages

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Eilidh, bright, headstrong and feisty, gets sparkling exam results that confirm her university place. Her boyfriend reveals he has deceived her. In the ensuing argument she is knocked unconscious. She arrives in 1984, in an Ethiopian refugee camp, where she nurses a dying child, then a wounded aid worker before wakening back home in present-day Scotland. Three days later, at an isolated beauty spot trying to come to terms with her ex boyfriend’s betrayal and her experience in Ethiopia, she encounters Walter, who is in the early stages of dementia. He is there because of a tattoo on his wrist that simply states the date and location of the beauty spot. Eilidh recognizes Walter’s symptoms, takes him home and contacts his niece to come and collect him.

Over the following 48-hour period Eilidh finds herself transported to various locations in Europe and North America, and time periods from the previous fifty years. Each episode draws her further into an unexpected and unconventional romance. Eventually she travels to WW2 blitzed Liverpool and meets a fellow time-traveler who explains that Eilidh faces a decision with life and death consequences.

Author Bio: 

Russell Govan is a Scottish, Oxford-based author who started writing in 2015. His first novel was published in 2020. A second novel in the same genre is scheduled for late 2021. An extract from I Know You was shortlisted for the 2019 Grindstone International Short Story Prize.

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124 thoughts on “Blog Tour: I Know You

  1. Looks like a good book. Good luck with it. Thanks for the sweepstakes.

  2. I have read some of your other books. Can’t wait to get my hands on this one.

  3. This is exactly the type of book I love to read. Can’t wait to get my hands on it! 🙂

        1. Hi Kim, I think I’m messing up here! My response to Dt’s comment above has gone to you (twice) – sorry! Anyway, thanks for the compliment and I hope you enjoy the book.

  4. Wow! This sounds wonderful! This would be so great out on our new deck this summer!

    1. Thanks Wanda, that’s kind of you to say. I hope you enjoy both the book and your new deck.

    1. Hi DeeAnn – I might take your comment and use it to promote the book! Thanks.

    1. Hi Meghan – I hope you’ll think it’s a good book once you’ve read it. As for the contest – you’re welcome.

  5. Great Giveaway, the book looks like something I would really enjoy reading.

    1. hi Wade – thanks, i hope you still feel the same way after you’ve read it!

  6. This is a question for the author, If you could time travel where would you go and why. I think your book sounds very interesting.

    1. Hi Linda, what a fantastic, thought-provoking question! I’d love to experience Ancient Greece, because I was exposed to the mythology as a child and studied a bit of Plato and Aristotle when I was at university. I’d also be intrigued to visit Ancient Egypt at the time of the Pharaohs, probably inspired by visiting museum exhibitions as a child. I’d love to go to Wembley Stadium in 1928 to watch Scotland beat England 5-1 at football – for obvious reasons! I’m sure I could list dozens of periods I’d be fascinated to visit, but if I had to narrow my choice I’d select two that are of personal significance to me. My dad died when I was at primary school and I only ever knew him as a sickly man, and from the perspective of a child. I’d like to travel back to the 1940/50s and spend some time getting to know him. Similarly, my eldest son died when he was just 22 years old. I would love to be able to travel back and spend more time with him.

  7. I’m really looking forward to giving this a read! Thanks so much for sharing it!

    1. Hi Susan – I hope you’ll still think it’s a good book once you’ve read it. Thanks for complimenting the cover – I like it too (but then again, I’m biased!)

    1. Hi Rosey – I hope you enjoy it. It was fun to have the main character travel in both time and space.

    1. Hi Christopher – it’s kind of you to say that. I hope you enjoy the book.

    1. Hi Molli – that’s great to hear. I really do hope that you enjoy it.

    1. Thank you, Ingrid. I hope you feel the same way after you’ve read it.

    1. “I Know You” looks and sounds good. I’m intrigued and adding the book to my Summer reading list. Thank you for running this giveaway!

    2. Thanks Velder – I hope you feel the same way after you’ve read it.

      1. Sorry Teresa – I posted my response to the post above yours by mistake. Sausage fingers!
        Thanks for your kind words about the book and I genuinely hope you enjoy it. As for the giveaway, you’re welcome.

    3. Hi Velder – I posted my response to the poster below you by mistake – sorry!
      Thanks for your kind words and I hope that you enjoy the book.

    1. Hi Barbara – thanks for your kind words. I do hope you enjoy reading the book.

  8. Hope you’re enjoying the last of your weekend and I appreciate the opportunity to win this book!

    1. Hi Tammy – I did enjoy the weekend and the following days as I headed off to Fuenteventura on holiday (which is why it’s taken me so long to respond – sorry).

    1. Hi Patsy – that’s very kind of you to say. I hope that you enjoy it.

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