Win a copy of Andrew Critchley’s Book or eBook ‘Dublin in the Rain’

Dublin in the Rain by Andrew Critchley

Andrew Critchley - Dublin in the Rain

After years of dreaming about becoming an author, last October 2013, Andrew Critchley turned his dream into reality when his first book ‘Dublin in the Rain‘ went on sale. Dublin in the Rain is due to be the first book of a trilogy of books based on the theme, redemption. Now, although I haven’t read the book just yet, I have read some fab reviews … some of which you can check out in this short film …


After a difficult and traumatic childhood where he is abandoned by his mother and his father commits suicide, Jonathan Melton finds loving adopted parents. As a young man, through a passion for English Literature, he finds love and romance with the gorgeous Sophia. Her free spirit brings happiness to Jonathan’s life that he could have scarcely imagined.

Everything is seemingly perfect as they marry and have a daughter. But following the baby’s tragic unexpected death, Jonathan is unable to cope and falls apart with grief. Increasingly distant and dysfunctional, his marriage to Sophia disintegrates and Jonathan with it.

Despite being saved from taking his own life by his lifelong friend, the charismatic David, Jonathan remains a desperately lost and lonely soul until a chance meeting with Maolíosa in a Dublin bar.

Inspired by the mysterious and elusive Maolíosa, a series of destiny charged events see Jonathan undergo a truly remarkable annus mirablis where he finds reconciliation, forgiveness and ultimately true love and redemption as the mystical powers of the Emerald Isle weave their magic’. (


Dublin in the Rain provides a sweeping narrative of love, desire and misfortune, spanning the thirty years of Jonathan Melton’s life. Andrew Critchley’s witty and complex characters reveal how a painful familial legacy can haunt our present and distort our future. Moving and magical, Dublin in the Rain reminds us that while tragedy can blight our journey, life is still very much what we choose to make it’.

I have TWO copies of Andrew’s book to give away. A paperback and an ebook version. If you would like to win one of these here’s what you need to do –

  1. Like or Follow The Life of Stuff Facebook page here, Twitter here or Google Plus here.
  2. Like the Andrew Critchley’s Facebook page here or follow them on Twitter here
  3. Not on Facebook/Twitter/Google Plus? – as an alternative you can Subscribe to The Life of Stuff here.
  4. Answer the following question and enter your answer along with what version of the book you would like i.e. Paperback or eBook in the Comment Box below.

Question: How old is Jonathan Melton in ‘Dublin in the Rain’?

The closing date for entries is Sunday March 9th and the winners will be notified by email by Monday March 10th. This competition is only open to The Life of Stuff readers on the Island of Ireland. Please ensure you add to your answer the type of copy you wish to win as there will only be one winner of each.

Best of luck and …


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  1. Jonathan Melton is 30.
    Paperback please (oldschool maybe but still prefer to hold a book in my hands !)

  2. Hi Edwina – I’ve only just ‘found’ your brilliant blog and I’m loving every post.
    I’ve read and heard some excellent reviews about this book, and so yes, I would love to win a copy (paperback, please) of it.
    How old is Jonathan? He’s 30 years old.

    Fingers crossed I’m one of the lucky winners. And thanks for giving us all the chance to win a copy of it.

  3. Jonathon Melton is 30 years old in the novel – if my answer is picked please can I have the paperback version?