Will Randall

Will Randall

Will Randall
Agent: Kate Hordern

Will Randall is a teacher and traveller, who currently divides his time between Kent, where he teaches at a secondary school, and France. Will is the author of LIMEY GUMSHOE (Abacus 2008), ANOTHER LONG DAY ON THE PISTE (Abacus 2006), BOTSWANA TIME (Abacus 2005), INDIAN SUMMER (Abacus 2004) and SOLOMON TIME (Abacus 2002). He is published in several languages. Will is a witty and experienced public speaker and is available for after dinner speaking, events and festivals.

Praise for LIMEY GUMSHOE:
“an admirable record, a rollercoaster ride through the life of a private eye” Shots Ezine

Praise for ANOTHER LONG DAY ON THE PISTE, which was a Radio 4 Book of the Week:
“Highly entertaining . . . there is much pointed irony and satire to enjoy” The Times
“Unremittingly calamitous, self-deprecating and entertaining” Daily Mail Ski & Snowboard
“Timely and humorous account of a season spent as a ski bum” Daily Mirror
“side-splittingly funny… Randall is a gifted raconteur” French News

Praise for BOTSWANA TIME:
“This is a good-humoured book, written by a man who went to Botswana with an open heart. The result is a wonderful, amusing and affirmative book about that remarkable country, filled with laughter, colour, and simple decency. Bravo, Mr Randall. Bravo.” Alexander McCall Smith, author of THE NO. 1 LADIES DETECTIVE CLUB
“an affable and easy-going book with a nice line in gentle chuckles” Guardian
“A thoroughly uplifting book, BOTSWANA TIME manages to capture all the old–fashioned humour of an Englishman abroad without once insulting the locals” Independent on Sunday

Praise for INDIAN SUMMER, which was a Radio 4 Book of the Week:
“Many great writers have written about their time in the East: Somerset Maugham, EM Forster and Rudyard Kipling among them. Even if he never writes about India again, Will Randall should be added to this illustrious list.” Daily Express
“a fine and moving book” Daily Mail
“it’s his evocation of the glorious, multi-coloured chaos of India that widens the eye, and his good nature towards all things and all men that leaves the heart warmer” Observer
“(Randall) does not skimp on the dark, sad nature of survival and how its dividend is brutality – despite which his version of India aspires to be elegiac as well as chaotic. Well worth the read.” Scotland on Sunday

Praise for SOLOMON TIME, which was short-listed for the WH Smith Travel Award:
“Immensely likeable” Observer
“SOLOMON TIME offers plenty of pleasures” Sunday Times
“Travel writers emerge in three varieties – those born to it, those who fall into it and those dragged into it. Will Randall is in the latter category with this tale of escape to an exotic idyll and the British innocent abroad. His odyssey is that of an endearing Everyman, an unwilling adventurer and an amusing and bemused observer as he tackles the often unintentionally bizarre realities of his new life” The Scotsman